News - 18.05.2018

Expanding Business Horizons

Zurich – The fintech startup GenTwo has launched a platform for the issuance of structured products. It offers financial intermediaries individual securitization of different assets.



With its new platform, GenTwo intends to democratize the issuance of financial products, explained the company in a statement. It will offer asset managers through to private banks and established financial intermediaries the ability to develop own structured products.

The platform enables the securitization of both bankable and non-bankable assets, such as wine, art and cryptocurrencies, and has a unique advantage. Unlike similar platforms for structured products, with GenTwo the bank is not the vendor.



“We are solving the traditional problem of dependency between buyers and sellers, and giving all financial intermediaries the infrastructure – so-called issuance vehicle – to develop and operate their own products,” explained Patrick Loepfe, co-founder of GenTwo and the man behind Vontobel’s Deritrade platform, in an interview with finews.ch.

Although the new solution could render banks superfluous, he explained, banks should nevertheless welcome it. He said: “Our business model removes unnecessary risk aggregation and therefore inflated bank balance sheets too.”

Ultimately, the solution could position the market for structured products as broader yet more small-scale, with the reasoning that many smaller units are more secure than fewer bigger ones. According to Loepfe, the solution thus helps solve the “too big to fail” problem, while offering greater transparency and lowering product costs.

GenTwo tested the solution with customers including CAT Financial Products and Aquila Swissinvest and it is now available to all financial intermediaries. According to the statement, the Zurich startup intends to double its current staffing of four full-time positions by the end of the year.



Share this article
Follow GENTWO


service-img
Back to top of page

Back to blogs overview

Latest Posts

Passion Investing service-img
20.08.2019
Investing in the growing South American beef industry

If you love beef, you will understand the ongoing demand for well-bred quality beef cattle. But, how easy is it to find opportunities for such unconventional investments? And once you find them, how simple is it to integrate these investments into your portfolio? Today’s example: a Bolivian cattle farm.

Learn More
Testimonial service-img
20.08.2019
Partnering with GENTWO Digital: A Token Issuer’s Perspective

GENTWO Digital is a subject-matter expert when it comes to the securitization of security tokens, building a bridge between the newly emerging digital and the traditional financial market.

Learn More
Passion Investing service-img
13.08.2019
Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Turning forest into an investable, bankable asset

Are you, as a financial intermediary, feeling increasing pressure to diversify your offering? Do you wish to improve your performance? Convert unconventional assets into an investable solution that can be added to your portfolio. Today’s example: trees.

Learn More
Know-How service-img
06.08.2019
New Crypto Research Report is out

The Incrementum experts feature separate chapters which extensively cover XRP (Ripple Inc.) and Libra (Facebook Inc.). On page 61 you will find an interesting interview with GENTWO Digital’s Managing Partner Lucas Ereth.

Learn More

We’ll make you an innovator.

Securitization of All Assets
Your tailor-made issuance solution for financial products (Swiss ISIN)

Be part of our agenda 2019!