Zurich, 26 May 2020
Zühlke and aixigo, a global software provider for digital financial consulting services, have formed a strategic partnership.
Zühlke and aixigo have joined forces to offer banks and financial service providers their combined expertise in an environment characterised by constant disruption. Zühlke has experience in consulting, implementation and technology from numerous successfully executed projects in the areas of banking and finance, while aixigo’s API-based high-performance wealth management platform will form the basis for new experiences in digital investment consulting and asset management.
A first project in which both companies were involved is the first active and digital asset management in Switzerland. Vontobel Volt® has made global asset management firm Vontobel the first Swiss financial institution to offer its clients investment expertise on this type of digital platform. To complement traditional active asset management, Vontobel Volt® offers a new way to use and experience the comprehensive range of services offered by the company. Clients can use the intuitive Volt smartphone app to invest in financial assets actively managed by experts and can also tailor their own portfolios themselves.
The financial industry is currently in the midst of a fundamental transformation. Under such challenging conditions, banks need a sparring partner on a level playing field to help them realise their digital vision and offer clients new experiences through the perfect interweaving of business and technology. Together, Zühlke and aixigo are helping financial service providers to navigate this path,
‘The wealth management sector all over the world is facing major challenges. The partnership between Zühlke and aixigo is therefore an excellent symbiosis that will help banks to address issues of growth and profitability by offering the two companies’ expertise in the areas of consulting, integration and software. And our project with the investment firm Vontobel has already proven that it works,’ says Christian Friedrich, CBO of aixigo AG.
As a service provider for innovation projects, Zühlke transforms expertise in business and technology into solutions that amaze its clients. The company develops economically successful products, services and business models for the digital future, from the idea to implementation and operation. More than 1200 experts with experience gathered from over 10,000 projects contribute to this process. The Zühlke Group has a presence in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2019, the company generated revenue to the tune of CHF 170 million (EUR 153 million).
aixigo is one of the largest independent international software providers in the financial services sector. The digitalisation of wealth management and investment consulting services is the driving force behind the company’s innovation. The aixigo API platform is the foundation for all innovations. The company offers over 100 services for a wide range of customer experiences. aixigo was founded in 1999 in Aachen, Germany, and has a total of 130 employees. aixigo’s customers include BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Hargreaves Lansdown, Targobank and Vontobel. aixigo was awarded the Banking IT Innovation Prize by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the German Innovation Award created by the German Bundestag and German industry.
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