Avaloq & Investment Navigator to simplify investment advisory compliance for wealth managers
By Megha Bhattacharya
Swiss-based Investment Navigator has teamed up with Avaloq today in a bid to simplify investment advisory compliance for wealth managers. The FinTech will be integrating Investment Navigator’s RegTech offering into its Wealth Platform. The solution includes suitability checks for the compliant distribution of investment products, covering all asset classes on ISIN level, as well as regulatory guidance on cross-border business activities.
Julian Köhler, co-founder and chairman of Investment Navigator, said, “We are very excited to partner with Avaloq. The default inclusion of the automated Investment Navigator suitability assessment into the Avaloq Wealth platform is a milestone for us and confirms once again that our services can constantly provide the highest degree of reliability for pre-trade checks.”
According to Avaloq, Investment Navigator’s Suitability Service to automatically assess regulatory, product-specific as well as tax requirements and restrictions.
Recently, Avaloq announced the launch of Engage app in a bid to allow wealth managers and advisers to engage with clients through social messaging channels such as WhatsApp and WeChat in a secure and compliant manner. The rollout follows the recent launch of Avaloq Wealth and forms part of a new stand-alone, core-agnostic suite of digital wealth management platforms. The FinTech also signed an agreement with Belgium-based Banque Degroof Petercam. Under the new partnership, Avaloq will implement its Software as a Service (SaaS) as Degroof Petercam’s new core banking system with an aim to strengthen its IT platform as well as opportunities for growth.
Santiago Schuppisser, Avaloq Group Product Manager, Wealth Platform, said, “The Avaloq Wealth platform works across all asset classes, is powered by a high level of automation and offers an outstanding user experience for wealth managers and their clients. The seamless integration of Investment Navigator’s highly efficient solution exemplifies our holistic approach to simplifying digital banking, with the ultimate goal to democratize wealth management.”
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