Vinter Solactive Crypto Indexes

Index Methodology

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The Vinter Solactive Crypto Indexes are a family of benchmarks. The indexes are developed to provide a rule-based and transparent way to track the value of a portfolio. Each index measures the value of an investment strategy.

This methodology determines what constitutes an active market for each index and establishes the priority given to different types of input data. The methodology considers factors like the size and liquidity of the market, the transparency of trading, the positions of market participants, market concentration, and the adequacy of any sample to represent the market or economic reality that the benchmark is intended to measure.

Solactive is a Germany-based index provider operating globally and growing quickly. Since 2007, Solactive has been developing tailor-made and multi-asset class index solutions for ETFs and other index-linked investment products with the leading global investment banks and asset managers as clients. Flexibility, proactivity, and efficiency are the heart and soul of Solactive's business philosophy. Read more at

Invierno AB ("Vinter") is a pioneering index provider specializing in crypto assets, playing a key role in the emerging crypto ETF industry. The firm collects digital asset data from hundreds of sources, transforming proprietary strategies into investable products. Read more at

Using Solactive's unprecedented understanding of indexing and Vinter's unique knowledge of the crypto market, Solactive and Vinter have partnered to create a unique index series focusing on indexes that use crypto assets as underlying.



The Benchmark Reference Rates by Vinter and Solactive are abbreviated "BRR". Each index is a TWAP of volume-weighted median prices from 3 to 4 p.m. New York time. This algorithm is designed for US ETFs. The 3 to 4 p.m. window is split into twelve 5-minute slots, each containing the volume-weighted median price.

Publication time: 4 pm New York time.

The following outlier detection is applied to the time window: All trades from a selected exchange are removed if the selected exchange's volume-weighted median price (VWMP) differs more than 10% from the median of all VWMPs.

Only trades in USD are used. Coinbase, Bitstamp, Kraken, Gemini, Itbit and LMAX are eligible exchanges.

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BTC 4 pm New York BRR VS

ETH 4 pm New York BRR VS

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Bitcoin 4 pm New York Benchmark Reference Rate by Vinter and Solactive

Ethereum 4 pm New York Benchmark Reference Rate by Vinter and Solactive

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The Solactive Vinter Crypto Top 200 Index ("SVC200") contains the 200 largest crypto assets, all weighted by market capitalization. SVC200 is a passive index capturing the crypto asset market. The index is rebalanced monthly.


  • Universe: All eligible assets.

  • Selection: Top 200 by 90 days average market capitalization.

  • Weighting: Market capitalization weighted.

  • Rebalancing: Monthly on the last business day of the month, starting at the end of January.

  • Rationale: Invest in the entire cryptocurrency market


  • Currency: USD

  • Type: Price return

  • Launch date: [to be added]

  • Base date: 2018-12-31

  • Base value: 100.00

  • Calculation: Daily at 4:00 pm London time

  • Publication: Daily after 4:10 pm London time


  • Full name: Solactive Vinter Crypto Top 200 Index

  • Ticker: SVC200

  • ISIN: SE0020997807

  • FIGI: [to be added]

  • Bloomberg: [to be added]

  • Refinitiv: [to be added]

  • Vinter API: vnsv-mc-200-d

General Construction Parameters

This section defines the general construction parameters used in designing the index, such as the asset universe, the asset selection, and the rebalancing weights. This section contains the details needed to calculate each index.


The asset universe is a list of all possible index constituents. The default asset universe consists of all eligible constituents. It is possible to restrict the universe to assets containing only a certain label, e.g., Metaverse or Web3, as defined in the Vinter Taxonomy.


The index constituents are selected from the asset universe. One example is to select the ten largest assets based on the current market capitalization. The selection process can generally be based on several factors, such as market capitalization, trading volume, returns, volatility, or a combination thereof.

Assets are selected on the review date, five business days before rebalancing. Note that the Review Date is not the same as the Yearly Review.

If it is impossible to reach the intended number of constituents, the Index Committee can either include non-eligible constituents or allow the index to have fewer constituents than intended. The decision shall be made publicly available.


Rebalance weights are calculated on the review date.

The weight for each asset is always between 0 and 1. The sum of all constituent weights is equal to 100%.


All indexes are rebalanced periodically, following the rebalancing calendar.

Rebalancing involves the selection of constituents and the calculation of their rebalancing weights. Calculations are done using the closing prices on the rebalancing date. The new weights per asset are used on the day's opening after rebalancing.

After the rebalance, the portfolio is updated so that its current weights per asset equal the rebalancing weights per asset. The bigger the difference between current and rebalancing weights, the larger the portfolio turnover.

Eligible Assets

Assets are eligible as index constituents if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. are not index tokens, stablecoins, or pegged to another asset such as currencies or commodities;

  2. have a 30-day average daily trading volume that exceeds USD 1 million;

  3. have at least 90 days of historical price data;

  4. have a market capitalization above USD 50 million;

  5. Enable a reliable estimation of the circulating supply.


The index value is given by the weighted sum over all constituents of quantity times price divided by a divisor.

The price per asset is calculated by Vinter, as detailed in the constituent pricing section.

The quantity per asset is set to the Rebalancing Weight per asset after rebalancing. In a price return index, the quantity per asset is unchanged between rebalances.

The divisor enforces index continuity on rebalancing. The divisor is defined so that the index starts at a certain start value, which ensures each index tracks the value of a certain amount of capital invested on the start date.

Constituent Pricing

The Vinter reference rates are used to price assets and can vary from index to index. The algorithms are described in Vinter's single asset reference rates. The Benchmark Statement defines the eligibility criteria for input data.

Market Capitalization

The market capitalization is given by price times circulating supply. Using circulating supply is similar to using public float for an equity index. The market capitalization is calculated at midnight UTC.

Index Provider

Invierno AB, Reg. No. 559207-4172, Box 5193, 10244 Stockholm, Sweden (“Vinter”)

Benchmark Administrator

Vinter is the benchmark administrator and the central recipient of input data, with the ability to evaluate the integrity and accuracy of input data consistently. Vinter is responsible for developing the index and controls all aspects of the provision of the benchmark. Vinter has established a permanent and effective oversight function, governance processes subject to periodic reviews and audits, policies regarding complaints, ethics, conflicts of interest, and contingency, and has established a clear internal organizational structure with consistent roles and responsibilities to identify, prevent, disclose, mitigate, and manage conflicts of interest.

Calculation Agent

Vinter is the calculation agent responsible for determining the index value described in the index methodology. Vinter calculates the index values following the index methodology. Upon the request of the benchmark administrator, the calculation agent shall provide all information available on the composition and details of the calculation of the requested index.

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