The DLT10 Index Series covers a basket of 10 public implementations of Distributed Ledger Technology. The index is designed to track the performance of the digital tokens (a.k.a. crypto-currencies) representing the unit of accounts of each public implementation of DLT.
Distributed Ledger Technology is a new and emerging asset class and the trading history of most of the constituent crypto-currencies is limited.
Investors can benefit from a diverse representation of public implementations of Distributed Ledger Technology with the index listing 10 of the most relevant crypto-currencies.
A DIVERSIFIED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY.
The index series provides investors with the diversification that an emerging alternative asset offers due to its novelty and low correlation with other asset classes, while providing exposure to these rapidly growing technologies.
The index is designed for the creation of representative index tracking funds and as a benchmark.
Performance and volatility
5/10/2015 – 18/08/2016
CORRELATION WITH S&P500
13/10/2015 – 16/08/20
5/10/2015 – 18/08/2016
Crypto-currencies are selected and weighted to ensure the index is investable.
Index rules are freely available on the website of DLT Ltd.
3. THEME CLASSIFICATION
The crypto-currencies are classified into 6 themes representing the use of the Distributed Ledger Technology.
Technology Themes Breakdown
Qty in Basket**
Mkt Cap (31/08/2016)
XBT / BTC
XLM / STR
Mkt Cap (31/08/2016)
Smart contracts engine
New financial gateways
Proof of Stake altcoins
* The index weight is a constant set out on the base date.
**The quantity in the basket is the amount of crypto-currency units that are included in the basket. This is calculated from the weight and stays constant throughout the life of the index. The index level is the sum of these quantities each multiplied by the relevant fixing.
Amine is a financial markets professional whose deep knowledge of both developed and emerging markets derives from 16 years of senior leadership globally for top investment banks such as Deutsche Bank, Citigroup & RBS/ABN AMRO. Amine has spent a significant part of his career spearheading innovation and efficiencies through technology solutions across diverse regions and asset classes. Before founding Tramonex, Amine was a managing director in Deutsche Bank’s foreign exchange business. Amine holds a BSc in computer science from USTL in France and an MBA from the London Business School.
Marc has over a decade of experience in foreign exchange and investment banking. He started his career at Goldman Sachs as a quantitative analyst in their foreign exchange division where he worked on the development and pricing of complex products, and managed the implementation of risk systems and trading platforms. Marc was the head quant and risk manager of a Multi-asset Proprietary trading desk at Goldman Sachs with up to 100M USD daily P&L swing. Marc studied physics and finance and is an alumnus of Stanford University and HEC Paris.
A former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Dave began his career in their foreign exchange division, delivering execution and risk management systems for trading, sales and operations. Following this Dave led Emerging Markets Technology for GS in Europe. Now at Tramonex as CTO, Dave is applying his expert knowledge and expertise in FX electronic trading and payments to build the next generation of technology lead financial services.
Nikola has been actively involved in the blockchain space for the past four years, educating people about the benefits and risks of distributed ledger technology. He is a founding investor in Ethereum and has experience with blockchain mining, trading crypto-currencies, digital wallets and even solved two of the blocks on the bitcoin blockchain. Prior to joining Tramonex, Nikola spent 8 years as a Murex contractor, implementing Murex platforms for capital markets and FXMM at a number of investment banks in emerging and developed markets.
Market capitalisation, liquidity, number of exchanges
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