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Sanostro Group Appoints Blockchain Valley Ventures to Lead the Initial Token Offering of SYGNAL

Sanostro, led by finance industry experts from UBS, Goldman Sachs and Julius Bär, has launched the SYGNAL platform to revolutionize the way institutional investors access and apply systematic investment intelligence.


Zurich/Zug, July 19, 2018.


Sanostro, a leading Swiss fintech company providing tailor-made investment solutions to institutional investors sourced from best-in-class quantitative managers, and Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV), a Swiss-based accelerator and venture firm developing and investing into blockchain-enabled businesses, announced today their partnership to launch the Initial Token Offering (ITO) of the SYGNAL project.


The SYGNAL platform aims to address some of the most sensitive issues in the investment space and by doing so, become a gateway for applied artificial intelligence in the industry. SYGNAL uses blockchain technology to overcome trust issues related to selection bias and curve fitting as well as smart contracts, which allow the platform to scale faster and more effectively. To facilitate this, the SYGN usage and payment token will be issued providing access to the first of its kind de-centralized investment intelligence platform in the industry. The token will also be used as a reward for the early users of SYGNAL – via a so-called airdrop.


“While Sanostro, which counts Avaloq as a key IT partner, sources the relevant data, SYGNAL’s purpose is to run the IT infrastructure project connecting institutional intelligence providers and seekers such as banks, asset managers and exchanges. We are the first using this disruptive approach democratizing hard to access investment intelligence and making it available straight into your portfolio,” said Godefroy Schrago, a Founding Partner at Sanostro.


BVV, a spin-off of Lykke Corporation, will provide lead advisory services to launch the SYGNAL ITO in Switzerland. “We are excited to be appointed lead advisor to an innovative business such as SYGNAL. We believe SYGNAL will have a lasting impact on the financial industry – an industry primed for disruption. The upcoming ITO will facilitate a major milestone in SYGNAL development namely by building a blockchain-enabled market intelligence platform as well as paving the way for applied artificial intelligence in the investment sector. We look forward to supporting an ambitious and inspirational project like SYGNAL,” said Heinrich Zetlmayer, BVV General Partner.



About Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV)


Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV) is a Swiss accelerator and venture firm incubating, developing and investing in blockchain-enabled businesses. A spin-off from Lykke Corporation, a pioneer in blockchain-powered trading and blockchain-based business models, BVV is capitalising on disruptive blockchain technology and enabling innovative business solutions. BVV investments are made through its own funding and/or via investment vehicles, such as the Blockchain Investment Opportunities Note, in cooperation with Vicenda. Located in the heart of the Crypto Valley in Zug, Switzerland, BVV operates within and supports the world’s most advanced and experienced ecosystem of blockchain companies, blockchain-experienced lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and financial regulators.


About Sanostro Group

Sanostro offers Alpha as a Service to increase the quality of traditional portfolios. At the core of Sanostro’s systematic solutions is quantitative market intelligence. Sanostro has teamed up with some of the best quantitative funds and uses their trading signals based on exclusive agreements. This unique approach is applied to various markets in the equity, fixed income, currency (incl. crypto-currencies) and commodity space.


Sanostro works with institutional investors (e.g. asset managers, endowments, banks and family offices) on managing their downside risk, implementing dynamic asset allocation overlays and actively managing their FX exposure. Alpha as a Service solutions are tailored to clients’ existing portfolios and delivered either as signal or as liquid and cost-effective overlays.


Founded in 2011, Sanostro is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland with an additional office in Munich, Germany.


For further information, please contact:


Sanostro Contact:
Tel: +41 44 515 87 10


Blockchain Valley Ventures Contact:
Deyana Nedeva, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +41 76 375 99 00

Sanostro Co-Sponsors Institutional Investor’s Inaugural “Innovation In Investment” Conference

Zurich/New York, July 18, 2018.

An interconnected world of big, fast and broad data demands new ways to analyze and connect investment intelligence. Bringing new big ideas in finance to the real world of investing is at the core of what Sanostro does.

“The conference in New York was a great forum for us to share views and discuss ideas with institutional investors, asset managers, entrepreneurs and scientists” says Walter Braegger, Partner at Sanostro. The discussions focussed on how institutions can access the entire spectrum of investment opportunities, with a specific emphasis on the ways that disruptive innovations like the incorporation of big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technology-driven advances are changing the entire opportunity set for institutional investors.

Sanostro To Provide Hedge Fund Signals Through Ethereum Blockchain

Zurich, June 23, 2017. Since early 2016, Sanostro has worked on an IT infrastructure which can provide trading signals from leading quantitative hedge funds through the Ethereum blockchain.

Out of all initiatives we monitor in the crypto-currency world, we believe that Ethereum is currently the most advanced and suitable smart contracting environment. As regulators are requiring larger institutions to open the access to financial data of their clients via Open API initiatives, we want to be among the first fintech companies that can provide an open architecture to investment intelligence across different trading platforms.

To quote Rodrigue Schrago, who spearheaded this project at Sanostro: “We want to be early in this exciting technological advancement, while the smart contracting is processed through the Ethereum blockchain, Sanostro’s signals are encrypted and sent using a separate much leaner and secure channel, covering the needs of traders, who require more time-sensitive signals.”

Our vision is an infrastructure allowing machine learning algorithms from leading AI researchers to train themselves and pick the best trading models in our database, in order to match the investment goals of our institutional clients and feed the resulting trading signals in the API of their respective banks / executing brokers with as little latency as possible.

Sanostro receives trading signals for all liquid asset classes from leading quantitative hedge funds on a daily basis and provides tailor-made solutions to institutional clients, such as pension funds, banks, insurance and family offices. Sanostro’s investment solutions include downside protection for equity markets, bespoke FX hedging solutions, like the Avaloq FX robo-advisory module and tactical asset allocation.


About Sanostro
Sanostro is a highly innovative provider of hedge fund intelligence. The company was founded on the belief that intelligence of the leading quantitative managers should be used to help investors make investment decisions and that risk management must not be expensive. Sanostro has built a global platform of quantitative managers to offer systematic, model-based hedging solutions and tactical asset allocation models to institutional investors. Clients use Sanostro flexibly to manage their FX, equity, commodity and bond portfolios through tailor-made solutions. Sanostro cooperates with some of the most respected quantitative investment managers in the hedge fund space and is headquartered in Zurich.


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