The Biggest players in the Swiss private banking sector are investing in digital assets
Lombard Odier Investment Managers are looking for new Blockchain and tokenization companies for their fintech investment fund.
The Lombard Odier Group, an independent Swiss banking group dating back to 1796, recognizes the importance of Blockchain and invests in digital assets through its Investment Managers division.
Lombard Odier Investment Managers have only recently set up an investment fund focused on fintech and, despite the ongoing pandemic crisis, have already amassed $ 250 million in assets.
Jeroen van Oerle, global fintech equities portfolio manager for the fund, explained the situation and told The Block that their managers focus mainly on digital assets and companies involved in the tokenization process, linking real assets to distributed ledgers.
Within the next five years we will for sure see who is going to benefit from these kinds of new assets that come to market and my prediction would be that these are mostly companies that we do not know today — which are not publicly known but which can grow pretty fast once there’s traction in this field of innovation.Jeroen van Oerle
The Swiss investment fund primarily targets companies with a minimum market capitalization of $ 500 million, but according to Oerle, there is still a shortage of publicly traded tokenization companies.
The Lombard Odier Group is an independent Swiss banking group based in Geneva. Its operations are organised into three divisions: private banking (wealth management), asset management, and back and middle office services for other financial institutions (e.g. banking IT). At the end of 2018, the bank reported outstanding balances managed through these three divisions totalling CHF 259 billion in managed assets, which makes it one of the biggest players in the Swiss private banking sector.
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