Who we are

GENTWO unites decades of experience to assist clients and business partners with multiple interactive services into the huge untapped market with a recipe for success. Our unique methods have been tried and tested by major experts, analysts and investment banks, approving our successful business model. With professional background credibility, GENTWO is here to ensure that your financial present and future are on the path to success. Our founders gathered the most qualified financial experts to benefit its clients and business partners today.

Our Vision

We are the creators of a new generation of financial products. Thanks to our set-up, financial distributors can now implement even more individual, strategic investment ideas for investors, develop new unique selling propositions and position themselves in the market in an exceptional way. With us, market players (asset managers, brokers, banks) will be able to scale their strategies and projects which will allow the whole sector to access a new dimension of growth.

What we do

We serve our clients with the ability to securitize not only bankable but also non-bankable assets with a Swiss ISIN and no issuer risk at a minimal price. Our set-up for off-balance sheet investment products solves the problem of shrinking margins and growth barriers for many players in the financial market. It opens a new dimension of performance potential just by giving access to a theoretically unlimited world of imaginable asset classes. By adding us as a further element to their existing business set-up, real business innovation has become possible.

Founder & Chairman
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Patrick Loepfe

Patrick Loepfe is a structured product and banking specialist, with more than 15 years of working experience in investment banking. His extraordinary mathematical and technological skills led him to be a key figure in Switzerland's fin-tech industry. Patrick was the mastermind and driving force behind Vontobel’s Deritrade - a disruptive business model for distributing structured products. He founded his own company, d-struct AG, in 2016 and became a leading independent advisor to banks and financial product issuers on electronic structured products distribution strategy and process optimisation.

Co Founder & CEO
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Philippe A. Naegeli

Philippe A. Naegeli is a highly accomplished business leader and investor with a fierce entrepreneurial spirit and unparalleled experience in trading, investment & merchant banking, corporate governance and structuring of new strategies and products. Peppered throughout his career are strong leadership enterprises, including Forstmann & Co. U.S.A., an international network of financial institutions and investments funds which he established across Europe, a strategic consulting company in Switzerland and an original foundry for U.S. and Swiss entrepreneurs with offices in New York, L.A. and Zurich.

CFO
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Dionys Borter

Dionys Borter started his career as an independent consultant in 2001. Since the beginning of his working practice, he focused on the entrepreneurial needs of Startups (business plan support, financial setup). In addition to it, he participated in and was leading different smaller companies of the IT, New Media and engineering sector. He is specialized in providing Interims and Startup CFO services and implements Financial Change Management, focused on software and workflow evaluation and development. His current company, Borter GmbH offers administration and fiduciary services to its clients as well as to GenTwo AG

CTO
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Uroš Škorc

Uroš Škorc is a senior software engineer with over 15 years of experience at small and large international companies across different domains. Before joining GenTwo, he was a technical owner of the Deritrade platform and the leader of Vontobel's Web Applications team in the financial engineering division. Prior to joining Vontobel, he was acquiring his skills at the world's largest online sports betting provider bwin.com in Vienna among others.

Head Counsel, lic. iur. LL.M.
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Gabriela Loepfe-Lazar

Gabriela Loepfe-Lazar is Attorney and Partner at Schwärzler Attorneys at Law in Zurich since 2015. She has additional qualification in financial market law due to LL.M. in Banking and Finance. As a litigator, she has long-term forensic experience in the fields of civil and commercial law litigation and in protecting IP-Rights. In addition to it, she advises Tech-Startups in building-up their business in Switzerland and worldwide.

Legal Counsel, MLaw, LL.M.
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Hristina Tsaneva

Hristina Tsaneva is a PhD candidate in law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland focusing on international arbitration of financial transactions. At the University of Zurich she completed also her LL.M. in international banking and finance law. She obtained a master in law from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria and Ghent University, Belgium. Hristina worked at the corporate legal department of Zurich Insurance and accomplished internships at the Zurich law firm Schellenberg Wittmer and the Vienna branch of UniCredit Leasing.

Legal Counsel
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Georgette Vun

Georgette Vun is an Australian-qualified lawyer with more than 17 years experience in banking and finance. After working in an investment bank in London for 3.5 years she moved to Zurich starting at Man Investments. Having worked in Legal and Structuring teams at Credit Suisse and UBS as well as heading Legal & Compliance at Investec Private Bank, she gained extensive experience implementing and executing solutions with different products across different jurisdictions. She is known for her proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving and unrelenting focus on client-service.

Legal Counsel, MLaw
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Markus Huber

Markus Huber is Attorney at Schwärzler Attorneys at Law in Zurich since 2017. During his studies at the University Lucerne and during his working career he acquired advisory and forensic experience in the fields of contract, commercial, trade and corporate law as well as financial market law. While working for a Private Bank in Zurich he deepened his special knowledge in capital market, risk management and financial engineering.

Mid Office Manager
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Gamze Palaz

After her apprenticeship at the cantonal administration, Gamze Palaz studied General Business Management in the USA. Right after that she started working for Credit Suisse AG in Zurich and in 2015 switched to Helvetische Bank. Over the past 10 years throughout her professional career she gathered vast experience in Structured Products while supporting the banks trading and sales teams.

Key Account Manager
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Toni Barros

José Antonio (Toni) Barros has been working with Structured Products cross assets for over 16 years. He started his career at Salomon Brothers that after a few mergers became Citigroup. During this time he has been selling from flow Derivative Products to complex Structured Products. He has also been working as a Financial Engineer at Vontobel and Financial Advisor for External Asset Managers at Credit Suisse. He has a long a profound Financial Products knowledge with traditional and also alternative investments (CAIA).

Structured Product Manager
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Lydia Nadal Masson

Lydia Nadal is a structured product specialist with a career spanning 13 years in investment banking. She started as an Equity Derivatives structurer in HSBC Paris and shortly after was transferred to Hong Kong where she stayed for more than 10 years. Lydia knows the Swiss structured product market well from her early years in Paris. During her long career in Hong Kong, she built strong expertise of structured products by being exposed to the different specificities of Asian markets.

Sales Manager
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Philipp Sprenger

Philipp Sprenger has international investment banking, trading and brokerage experience of over 25 years, with the main emphasis on equities and derivative products. After working for UBS on the sell-side for 14 years, he was responsible for the Swiss derivatives market at Tradition SA in London and Zurich, facilitating the biggest derivatives flows within Europe for eight years. Afterwards, as a portfolio manager of an Actively Managed Certificate (AMC), he could prove his sophisticated financial market knowledge in a solid outperformance. Before joining GENTWO, Philipp supported AFS Equity & Derivatives to strengthen their market share in Switzerland.

Sales Manager
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Vincent Gessler

Vincent Gessler is a very well connected banking professional, with an entrepreneurial spirit and more than 23 years of industry experience. Vincent was by the age of 21 the youngest sales trader on the UBS floor in Opfikon (CH). Later he was successfully running a new issues platform and start-up in Switzerland. Before joining GenTwo he was the Head of Securities Dealing and for many years a member of the investment committee at BIL Suisse.

Chief Marketing & Comm. Officer
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Sandra Chattopadhyay

Sandra Chattopadhyay is a marketing and communications specialist with nearly 15 years of experience in investment banking. In the course of her international activities with four investment banks, she has been involved in all market phases of the structured investment products segment. Sandra, who holds a Master of Business Administration, has specialized in acting as a valuable link between product management and distribution. As a former editor-in-chief of investment magazines and digital promoter, she has developed relevant content on various investment topics. Sandra has mastered how to enhance customer experiences and thus creates added value in a segment of financial products that is considered complex.

Chief Human Resource Officer
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Ramiza Naegeli

Ramiza Naegeli is a product manager and garment engineering specialist with more than 10 years of working experience. Before she joined GenTwo she was working as head of the product & design management team for a Swiss sports clothing brand. During this time and the intercultural business trips mainly to Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, she was acquiring the skills in project and strategic management and specialized her knowledge in team leadership and conflict management.

CEO Office
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Nadia Hochstrasser

Nadia Hochstrasser completed her Swiss Federal Professional Baccalaureate in Zurich. She started her professional career working for a law firm, wealth management and a well-known German private bank. And most recently in a renowned Zurich family office.

Associate
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Jérôme Simon

Jérôme Simon completed his undergraduate studies in Banking & Finance at the University of Zurich in 2018, upon which he joined GenTwo. During his studies he enjoyed international exposure, interning at a consulting company in Mumbai providing financial due diligence and credit monitoring services to the banking sector.

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