Swiss Fintech Startup Reveals First of Its Kind Alternative Investments Platform
Apr 17, 2019
- First to market fintech platform for alternative investments
- 12 products live in cooperation with well-established Swiss investment firms
- Stableton Financial AG backed by early-stage VC, industry experts
ZUG AND ZURICH, 17 April, 2019: Stableton Financial AG (“Stableton”) today announces the successful closing of its first financing round in connection with a larger seed round later in the year. The company was backed by early-stage venture capital firm Alpha Founders Capital, and other investors and industry experts from leading Swiss wealth management firms and family offices.
Stableton also revealed today that it had recently launched an alternative investments platform. The platform caters to financial intermediaries who wish to make the benefits of alternative investments accessible to their clients. Institutional-grade portfolios, i.e., tailored to a client’s specific requirements, start at portfolio sizes from CHF 500,000. Single products are available at a minimum investment starting as low as CHF 100.
The platform brings together investors, financial intermediaries, investment managers, service providers, and startups. Stableton’s launch partners have been predominantly Swiss-based. The Zug and Zurich based startup, however, has set its sights on growing within Europe, and ultimately becoming the leading marketplace for alternative investments globally, a USD 21 trillion market, according to PwC’s AWM Research Centre.
Johannes von Rohr, General Partner at Alpha Founders Capital, said, “Today, many traditional investor portfolios are exposed to an equity market downturn. In such an environment, private and mid-size investors should have access to alternative asset classes, which traditionally are reserved for large institutional investors. Hence, we believe that Stableton’s platform will unlock a huge unserved market demand.”
There are already twelve products on the platform with further launches expected later in April, providing exposure to alternative equity, market-neutral strategies, managed futures, volatility / tail-hedge, alternative lending, value-added real estate, relative-value energy, and selected startups. Other strategies are about to be included.
“While some startups try to raise money on ideas alone, we have spent most of our time since last October forging partnerships and ensuring that as many offerings as possible are up and running. We are currently at 12 products and counting,” said Andreas Bezner, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Stableton.
Portfolios of large institutional investors such as the endowment of Yale University and the largest European pension plans contain significant allocations to Alternative Investments. Alternatives are known for providing attractive risk-adjusted returns over the medium term, and for contributing to capital preservation during difficult markets.
For the vast majority of investors and their financial advisers, however, accessing these sophisticated asset classes meant high investment minima, a lot of paperwork, and high fees that took a painful bite out of the performance advantage when compared to traditional stocks and bonds investments. Stableton wants to change this.
About Stableton Financial AG Stableton Financial AG is a Switzerland-based, rapidly growing financial technology company. The company’s alternative investment Fintech platform is designed to be Europe’s leading gateway for qualified investors and financial advisors seeking simplified access to absolute return and alternative investment strategies such as hedge funds, startups, alternative lending, and real estate. Stableton was founded in October 2018 by entrepreneurs with decades of experience across the alternative investments value chain. Currently operating out of offices in Zug and Zurich, the company is regulated in Switzerland as an independent asset manager.
About Alpha Founders Capital Alpha Founders Capital (AFC) is an early stage venture capital fund investing into Fintech and Consumer internet companies. The fund places particular emphasis on the team, which needs to bring significant industry experience to the table. In 2018, the AFC portfolio turned $120M in sales, with a combined workforce of 1800 people across all investments made. Please visit www.alphafounders.com for more information.
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Stableton Financial AG
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