Swiss fintech opens up alternative investments market with new platform
Stableton Financial AG aims to give private and mid-sized investors access to alternative investments with the launch of a “first-of-its-kind” platform, reports Jane Connolly.
Based in Zug and Zurich, the fintech start-up also announced it has successfully closed its first financing round in connection with a larger seed round later this year. Stableton was backed by Alpha Founders Capital and a variety of investors and industry experts from leading Swiss investment firms.
In collaboration with predominantly Swiss-based partners, Stableton has 12 products to date available on the platform, which brings together investors, financial intermediaries, investment managers, service providers and start-ups.
These provide exposure to alternative equity, market-neutral strategies, managed futures, volatility/tail-hedge, alternative lending, value-added real estate, relative-value energy and selected start-ups, with more on the way.
“Today, many traditional investor portfolios are exposed to an equity market downturn,” says Johannes von Rohr, general partner at Alpha Founders Capital. “In such an environment, private and mid-sized 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.”
Stableton claims its platform will combat the high fees and excess paperwork associated with accessing alternative investments, which are known for providing attractive risk-adjusted returns over the medium term and for contributing to capital preservation during difficult markets.
Tailored, institutional-grade portfolios start from CHF 500,000 ($489,577) and single product investments from CHF 100 ($98).