After a successful partnership between the Swiss units of vestr AG and Bank Julius Baer under the Swiss Fintech incubator, F10, vestr AG expands into Singapore.
The Singapore branches of both vestr AG and Bank Julius Baer plan to launch their digital platform for Actively Managed Certificates (AMC) in Singapore to enable the end-to-end value chain of AMCs to be managed digitally.
vestr Pte Ltd, the Singapore branch of vestr AG, was awarded the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Financial Sector Technology and Innovation (FSTI) Proof-of-Concept (POC) grant. The FSTI POC grant provides funding support for experimentation, development and dissemination of nascent innovative technologies in the financial services sector.
vestr will collaborate with the Singapore entity of Bank Julius Baer in this POC. The POC started in August of 2021 and is expected to conclude in the second half of 2022. The POC will focus on assessing the feasibility of digitising the end-to-end value chain of AMCs for the Singapore entity of Bank Julius Baer, addressing potential regulatory and legal concerns, as well validating the extent of market demands for AMCs in Singapore and Asia.
“The partnership with vestr to offer digital services around active management in Singapore, aims to improve transparency, flexibility and time to market. We believe that this innovative platform will accelerate our services and AMC activities, making it more efficient and intuitive.” Rajesh Manwani, Head of Markets and Wealth Management Solutions, Asia Pacific, Bank Julius Baer, commented.
Rico Blaser, Co-Founder and CEO of vestr shared, “We believe in democratising active management by the full process. This will further enable issuers and asset managers to focus on servicing their clients better and more efficiently.”