Vontobel has launched a digital marketplace offering investors access to diversified investment solutions in a bid to close the gap between investors and investment managers.
Investerest offers broadly diversified investment solutions from investment managers, independent asset managers, family offices, and banks giving investors access to a multi-faceted spectrum of different expert strategies, actively managed index solutions, quantitative investing, as well as passive investment opportunities. Vontobel makes topics such as artificial intelligence, 5G, and even cryptocurrencies investable, said the company in a note.
It added: "With investerest, Vontobel now provides a wide range of investors with access to professionally managed investment strategies from investment managers and independent asset managers as well as various investment solutions of the future."
With investerest, we are responding to a client need for theme-oriented investment solutions and, with this online marketplace, we continue to approach the goal of digitizing the capital market."
With the aim to close the gap between investors and investment managers while taking into account the community approach, the marketplace enables investors to evaluate individual investment strategies; investment managers can comment on current market developments and to transparently present the impact on their strategy on the platform. It also offers investment managers, independent asset managers, family offices, and banks, the possibility of offering their investment strategies to a larger target group and to open the door to more investors.
Roger Studer, head of Vontobel Investment Banking, said: "With investerest, we are responding to a client need for theme-oriented investment solutions and, with this online marketplace, we continue to approach the goal of digitizing the capital market. On investerest, investors have the opportunity to invest in trends and themes that exactly match their needs and convictions."
Vontobel is launching the platform in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Singapore for now. The launch follows up on the success of the online platform cosmofunding launched a year ago by Vontobel to digitize the financing market.