Swiss fintech company Stableton Financial has launched an alternative investments platform designed to cater to financial intermediaries who wish to make the benefits of alternative investments accessible to their clients.
Institutional-grade portfolios, tailored to a client’s specific requirements, start at portfolio sizes from CHF500,000. Single products are available at a minimum investment starting as low as CHF100.
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, says: “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,” says Andreas Bezner, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Stableton.