Back to Insights Page

Establishment of ACOLIN InfoTech: ACOLIN takes its first steps towards FinTech

By Editors ACOLIN

On April 1, 2017, ACOLIN merged its IT, data and web support activities in a newly founded subsidiary: the ACOLIN InfoTech AG. This marked a major step towards getting involved in shaping the digital change in the fund industry at the sharp end. The new subsidiary will provide ACOLIN customers with various new and future-oriented services in the field of international fund distribution.

The step taken by ACOLIN's management is grounded in the conviction that the process of international fund distribution is not sufficiently efficient yet. For asset managers with an international alignment, access to investors is becoming increasingly difficult, more complex and more expensive. New regulations – e.g. MiFID II in the EU or the forthcoming FIDLEG in Switzerland – usually bring about new obstacles for international sales. While target investors are still able to choose from a broad range of products, the latter is getting more and more narrow the tighter the tangle of regulations becomes. Through the active use of new web-based and digital technologies, ACOLIN aims to counteract this trend and provide its partners with fast and direct access to professional customers.

To this end, ACOLIN InfoTech AG plans to cooperate closely with existing and new technology providers on the one hand and with their customers on the other. While the international fund industry’s main focus lies on operational consolidation, ACOLIN is reducing sales barriers and strengthening the direct information flow between fund providers and investors.

Thanks to the new services, asset managers will benefit from significantly reduced distribution costs and thereby continue to sell their products internationally to different groups of investors. Investors can in turn enjoy better and more transparent information, lower product costs and still a wide product range.


CISA, FinSA, FinIA: Assessment on the new legal landscape in Switzerland

Since the beginning of 2020, the new financial market regulations, FinSA and FinIA, have been in force in Switzerland. This affects investment and asset advisors, asset managers and collective asset managers, as well as all...

Read More

Can investors capture a hedge fund's “Golden Hour”?

Investment funds exist for one reason and one reason only. To exploit perceived price inefficiencies in any market and generate alpha for investors. Occasionally, exceptionally good performance is rewarded with attention from...

Read More

Going against the grain. Why charging clients to access their data is wrong

The asset management sector is a very crowded market. One could even argue it takes a village to keep the fund distribution machine going, with many participants working to support the asset manager in an increasingly complex...

Read More

10 important facts Investment Fund Managers should know about CSSF Circular 18/698

The CSSF Circular 18/698 is significantly impacting how IFMs (Investment Fund Managers) based out of Luxembourg are operating. ACOLIN has put together 10 important facts to help you get to grips with what is expected. 1. IFMs...

Read More

Send Us a Message

For any inquiries, please fill in the following contact form.