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Finantix Drives Hiring With Sights On EMEA

Jackie Bennion, Deputy Editor, 15 May 2020

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The cross-border wealth management platform is adding leadership and sales personnel in pursuit of EMEA growth, and amalgamating the AI expertise it gained from the recent purchase of Swiss developer InCube.

One sector that has been solid in this crisis is technology as businesses have accelerated their operations online, stretching ingenuity and bandwidth at times.

This week Zurich-based Finantix announced the promotion of Albert Iselin to executive director for EMEA as the fintech continues to build client development capacity. It hired Basel-based Aurelia Philippoz last month in a new sales and marketing role to focus on EMEA growth. The firm said the two parties will work closely in supporting a strong Swiss client base and push further into the EMEA market.

In March, the firm announced that it was buying Zurich-based AI and quant specialist InCube to help boost development of its cross-border wealth platform and modular services. Iselin said the integration of InCube developers with the Finantix team "puts us in a powerful position going forward.” As this service reported in March, the global fintech provider has tapped into InCube’s AI, robotics, and cognitive technologies, and the new team includes a number of science and tech alumni from ETH Zürich or HSG St Gallen.

Iselin has been with the firm for seven months, moving from executive director of DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Before that he spent 14 years at Swiss software developer Avaloq, where he rose to become global accounts director. He will report to the chief commercial officer at Finantix Christine Ciriani.

Ciriani came on board to drive growth and boost R&D efforts from New York-based private equity firm Motive Partners that took a majority stake in the fintech last year.

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