30 October 2014

Trend-setting investment advisory platform

Liechtensteinische Landesbank, Avaloq, and swissQuant Group have established a partnership for the development of a future-oriented IT platform for investment advisory. Already in one year LLB clients will profit from further innovative products and individualised advisory offers. In addition, the processes around the protection of investors and compliance requirements will be automated, the complexity in advisory minimised, and further efficiency enhancements are planned.

LLB, Liechtenstein’s most experienced financial institution, Avaloq, an international leader in integrated and comprehensive solutions for wealth management, universal and retail banks, and swissQuant Group, a specialist in risk and return analytics, have merged their banking expertise to collaborate on a new project. With the joint project, LLB pursues the goal of introducing new advisory offerings to enable outstanding customer advisory and portfolio monitoring in the fourth quarter of 2015. Automated processes will also ensure the best possible fulfilment of regulatory requirements and risk management.

LLB clients will benefit from a quantitative approach in investment advice, elevating banking to a new level. The platform will also support client advisors in portfolio construction, providing them with the tools needed for risk assessments and portfolio optimisation. The system will fulfil the regulatory requirements imposed by MiFID II und FIDLEG and ensure effective investor protection.

Dr. Kurt Mäder, Group Chief Operating Officer at LLB, notes: "We introduced the Avaloq Banking Suite at LLB in 2011, and have since been working together with Avaloq on a number of innovation projects. We are looking forward to bringing a leading advisory solution to the market.” Dr. Gabriel Brenna, Head Private Banking at LLB, adds: "Our clients will profit from a unique and revolutionary advisory approach, including optimised investment decisions based on individual preferences and a state of the art portfolio monitoring.“

“Investor protection is a crucial element in today’s banking”, comments Ulrich Voss, General Manager Central & Eastern Europe at Avaloq, “with MiFID II and FIDLEG ranking among the biggest regulatory changes for financial institutions in Switzerland and Europe. With that change in mind, Avaloq is committed to driving innovation together with its community. In conjunction with Liechtensteinische Landesbank and swissQuant Group, we are developing a solution that will support investment advisors, and provide bank clients with an improved service.”

Fabian Freitag, Member of the Executive Board at swissQuant Group, says, “We are delighted to cooperate with LLB and Avaloq in order to optimise and facilitate advisory processes. We are convinced that the new solution will not only enable banks to better handle new regulations, but also facilitate the launch of new products and advisory offerings, even across country borders.”

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