7 questions to a start-up: StripYourBanker

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Fusion – the first-ever FinTech business incubator in Switzerland – exists to shape innovation in financial services by combining up-and-coming tech talent with Swiss state-of-the-art financial know-how. As a Fusion member, Notz Stucki is actively involved in the incubation process.

Discover our series “7 questions to a start-up” to get a feeling of who are the participants of the incubator Season 2!


7 questions to Jean-Bernard Tanqueray, founder and CEO of StripYourBanker

StripYourBanker is a revolutionary and disruptive Wealth Management Marketplace. Powered by technology, our solution provides tools which enable individuals to design their own investment plans like professionals. The S:YB proprietary platform gives the end user full control over their fund selections with personalised suggestions and the help of an on-demand trained, bespoke financial concierge. Our innovative approach allows individuals the convenience, flexibility and fund access traditionally only available through Family Offices, without the intermediary (banker) and exorbitant fees. Simply put, we offer investors control and unparalleled fund access at an attainable price-point. We have built a direct-to-consumer channel, as well as an enterprise solution scalable for partnership with Financial Institutions. Therefore our privileged partnership with Notz-Stucki.

1/ Who are you?

I am a financial enthusiast, father of 5, husband, and entrepreneur. I’ve spent nearly two-decades selecting investment for family offices and institutional investors (Fortis IM, Groupama AM, Fitch Ratings, Citibank). My core mantra is: fairness and integrity. I believe that the wealth management sector needs to function according to our current times. StripYourBanker is my solution to this.

2/ What does your company do?

My company provides tools to enable individual investors to build their own financial portfolios like professionals. We offer unparalleled fund access at an attainable price-point. We give control to the investors and empower them with technology and information.

3/ What’s the founding story behind StripYourBanker?

As a family officer, I believe that the key deterrent to investing is the fear of selecting the wrong partner or product. This is the biggest blocking point. People therefore needs to be empowered to truly make informed decisions  by themselves. Therefore the idea of emulating the way super UHNWIs solve this challenge via their own single family office. Technology is here to simplify our lives.  I thus found it necessary to use it in a way that equips people with the right tools to decide by themselves. It is just not, unlike many Fintech, about replicating online what already exists offline.

4/ What was your proudest moment in your company’s history so far?

Building a great team as we graduated from Geneva’s Fusion Fintech 2017 batch.

5/ What’s the vision behind StripYourBanker?

The vision behind our company is all about creating a market place whereby investors and investment professionals can transact together in the simplest, most transparent, yet most personalised fashion. Something we believe AI will make far more exciting to do.

6/ What’s your biggest challenge right now?

Building a market place is all about growing both sides of the platform at the same time. Definitely our greatest challenge.

7/ Is there any inspirational saying or words of encouragement you want to share with other creative/disruptive professionals?

“We should never let reality interfere with our dreams. Reality can’t see what we can see”, from Simon Sinek

Twitter: @fintechfusion

Photos & Text: Jean-Bernard Tanqueray

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