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New crypto ideas: SAFTs and Private Sales

Once again, the sharp drops in cryptocurrency prices are making many an investor aware of the risks of crypto investments – in addition to the opportunities. While accumulating may be a good tactic, it does not change the fundamental risk-reward ratio. New products offer considerably more in-depth options, investing in crypto assets at very early stages and diversifying...

FAIR ALPHA Sustainable is launching

Following certification of its sustainability framework by Sustainalytics, FAIR ALPHA Sustainable SA officially commences business operations. FAIR ALPHA Sustainable is a subsidiary of cooperative FAIR ALPHA Coop S.A. and offers its clients sustainable, tailor-made financial products as a securitisation platform under Luxembourg law. “The focus is currently on green bonds, but...

Crypto and tokenisation: traditionalists are jumping on the bandwagon

Crypto assets are not just a passing phenomenon. Even traditional private banks are coming to this realisation now and are entering the topic very actively. “We are currently seeing a high demand for crypto assets from this side and for institutional solutions to enter this asset class with the related services”, said Tim Faltis, Board Member at FAIR ALPHA. “What is interesting is...

Cryptos are changing sustainable investing

When it comes to the sustainability of cryptocurrencies, the discussion mainly revolves around electricity consumption. This is, however, not all there is to it. “Other issues are much more important,” said Tim Faltis, Board Member at FAIR ALPHA. “Cryptos and blockchain technology have the potential to transform sustainable investing fundamentally.” Reducing the discussion to the...

Luxembourg leads tokenisation

Digital assets, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are becoming an increasingly important part of the investment world. With regulation playing a major role in these asset classes, states have two approaches: pragmatic and fast or bureaucratic and slow. Luxembourg has opted for the pragmatic approach and is therefore leading tokenisation in the EU. The Luxembourg procedure...

Green bonds: “The potential is enormous”

Government action on climate protection is causing the market for sustainable investments to grow rapidly. The Ukraine war is additionally accelerating the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, driving demand for green projects and types of financing such as bonds. While green bonds have made up only a minor part of the global bond market to date, this is about to change....

Transformation of the energy industry needs rapid investment

The war in Ukraine has caused huge leaps in energy prices. Tight supply is meeting steady demand, and as a result, prices are rising. In the medium term, relief is only possible through equally rapid investment. “This requires mobilising private capital quickly”, said Daniel Knoblach, Board Member at FAIR ALPHA. But there are limits, of course – and new opportunities. Not only is...

FAIR ALPHA certified as climate neutral

“We are climate neutral”, said Tim Faltis, Board Member at FAIR ALPHA. In collaboration with ClimatePartner, the company’s carbon footprint has been calculated on the basis of internationally recognised standards and offset by certified climate protection projects since March 2022. ClimatePartner’s “climate neutral” label certifies that all greenhouse gas emissions are being...

Luxembourg securitisations: “Strict segregration of assets makes allocation of risks extremely straightforward”

Affirming its pioneering role, the Luxembourg Parliament has just modernised its securitisation law, rendering securitisations as investment vehicles more attractive. The recent amendments primarily address the increasing requirements of market participants and create legal certainty in structuring securitisations and the underlying assets. The amendments remove obstacles that had...

Nuclear power: cluster risk with numerous imponderables

The war in Ukraine marks a turning point in politics, with calls for more independence from Russian energy and debates whether German nuclear reactors should stay online longer instead. “This is a dangerous game that creates new, additional risks”, said Tim Faltis, Board Member at FAIR ALPHA. In the current geopolitical situation, the question of a potential extension of operating...