Christoph Schwarz joins the radicant team as Chief Technology Officer   

Zurich, October 08, 2021  

radicant AG, the digital and collaborative financial services provider with a focus on personalized financial advice and orientation to the sustainability goals of the United Nations, has appointed Christoph Schwarz as its Chief Technology Officer.   

Christoph Schwarz is now the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at radicant, which was founded as a purely digital company and aims to create a sustainable, collaborative bank. Christoph Schwarz has over 25 years of international experience, having worked in the banking sector and for several fintech companies. In his new role, he will address the various digital issues facing radicant and thus be an important contributor to build radicant. 

Christoph Schwarz is convinced that the concept of radicant will set a new trend in the financial services sector. Dr Anders Bally, CEO of radicant, is delighted to have someone of Christoph Schwarz's calibre  accepting the challenge of becoming the company’s CTO: “The technology- and data-driven strategy is crucial to radicant’s success. Christoph has worked in technology-based risk management at some of the world’s leading banks and in the fast-paced environments of innovative fintech companies in London and Zurich, so his experience will be invaluable to us,” Anders Bally said. 

Christoph Schwarz has extensive expertise in developing IT organizations, building overall cloud-based architectures, and designing and implementing server and front-end applications. Prior to joining radicant, he was CTO at various fintech companies, including Pintail, Accloud, Marex Solutions and NetOTC. He also held management positions in IT at a number of banks, mainly in London and New York. 

“When it comes to implementing our innovative platform, the focus is on clients, client requirements and using state-of-the-art technology,” Christoph Schwarz explained. “The aim of our technology is to provide our clients with the best possible service while also keeping our clients’ costs to a minimum. I am delighted to be part of the radicant family and to have the opportunity to shape the development of this pioneering platform with my team.” 

About radicant   

Radicant is a dynamic and technology-driven startup with the goal of democratizing access to personalized and sustainable financial services 24/7. The fintech will promote the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the market with community and financial services, as well as living them themselves. Through increased transparency, customers will be helped to achieve their individual financial and sustainability goals. Radicant is currently in the building phase and has applied for a banking license with FINMA.  

On the meaning of "radicant”  

In biology, radicant plants are characterized by their impressive adaptability to new environments and conditions. They continually put down new roots as they grow, separating themselves from roots that are no longer needed. This high level of adaptability and agility is symbolic for radicant and its financial services. At the same time, the naming underscores the immense importance that sustainability and its promotion have for radicant.   

For queries:  

media@radicant.com 

radicant ag 

Talacker 50, 8001 Zürich 

www.radicant.com 

 

Michal Bialer joins radicant as Chief Product Officer   

Zurich, September 02, 2021  

Radicant AG, Switzerland´s digital and sustainable financial services company, welcomes Michal Bialer as their Chief Product Officer. 

At radicant AG, Michal Bialer will build and lead the product management team. Michal Bialer has over 15 years of product management experience from digital banks and fintechs across Europe and Asia.  Most recently, he was employed as a Chief Product Manager at Hyphen group in Singapore and was responsible for the complete product range with over 10 million users per month. His career includes extensive experience in new bank launches. He was employed as a Head of Digital Banking at CIMB in the Philippines, as Regional Head of Digital Products at Societe Generale Poland as well as at the insurance company AIA in Hong Kong. His educational background includes a master's degree in sociology and various successfully completed international fintech programs from Oxford and INSEAD.  

 "Michal Bialer brings a lot of valuable international experience on digital financial services that radicant needs to become the first digital and sustainable bank in Switzerland. We are very excited that he has moved from Singapore to Zurich to build radicant with us," said Dr. Anders Bally, CEO of radicant AG.  

 "I am looking forward to my new challenge at radicant. As Chief Product Officer, it is important to understand why we develop products. Understanding our customers and potential users and what they want is paramount. Therefore, I will be continuously in very close contact with our customers. In my experience, this is how the best products are created. However, the best digital products are of no use without a perfect user experience. I will advocate designs that are as intuitive as possible," says Michal Bialer, Chief Product Officer at radicant AG.  

About radicant   

Radicant is a dynamic and technology-driven startup with the goal of democratizing access to personalized and sustainable financial services 24/7. The fintech will promote the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the market with community and financial services, as well as living them themselves. Through increased transparency, customers will be helped to achieve their individual financial and sustainability goals. Radicant is currently in the building phase and has applied for a banking license with FINMA in June 2021.  

On the meaning of "radicant”  

In biology, radicant plants are characterized by their impressive adaptability to new environments and conditions. They continually put down new roots as they grow, separating themselves from roots that are no longer needed. This high level of adaptability and agility is symbolic for radicant and its financial services. At the same time, the naming underscores the immense importance that sustainability and its promotion have for radicant.   

For queries:  

media@radicant.com 

radicant ag 

Talacker 50, 8001 Zürich 

www.radicant.com 

 

Digital financial services provider radicant founded

Zurich, 22 April 2021

radicant AG is a Zurich-based digital financial services provider that operates throughout Switzerland. Its focus is on personalized financial consultation and sustainable financial solutions. Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB) founded the company today with Anders Bally.

The founding of radicant ltd.marks the beginning of the development of the digital financial services provider announced by BLKB. Radicant is a strategic investment of BLKB, with the position of company CEO being filled by Dr. Anders Bally. Radicant is now being developed into a purely digital company that will provide both personalized financial advice and sustainable financial solutions. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals 2030 of the United Nations will play a key role for the new company. During its start-up phase, the company will also be relying heavily on the involvement of interested individuals, potential clients and ideas contributed by the fintech network. With its community approach, radicant intends to demonstrate proximity to the financial needs of its future clients from the very beginning. By the time it enters the market, which is scheduled for 2022, the company will have established a center of excellence as well as a community focused on the topic of sustainable investments. On this basis, radicant ensures trailblazing and client-focused development of a financial services offering that is digital and sustainable.

“Radicant is a unique opportunity not only to redefine financial institution technology but also to bring more transparency to sustainable investment opportunities,” says Anders Bally, CEO of radicant. “As we move forward, we are looking to collaborate with Swiss fintech companies, other financial services providers, NGOs, experts and private individuals who also would like to make a contribution to sustainable development. I am convinced that we can achieve an enormous amount together.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to properly launch radicant after a long preparatory phase,” says John Häfelfinger, CEO of BLKB. “With the recruitment of Anders Bally as CEO, we have been able to bring on board an extremely experienced and competent entrepreneur who cares deeply about sustainability. We see this as marking the beginning of the development of a pioneering digital financial services provider that stands for responsibility and authenticity, just like BLKB.”

CEO, Executive Board and Board of Directors

As CEO, Dr. Anders Bally will be assuming responsibility for building radicant. Having trained as an economist, he brings a track record of building businesses over the course of nearly 30 years. He also has extensive knowledge in the areas of sustainable investing, asset management, software development, social media, artificial intelligence and big data. In recent years, he has been recognized for his achievements with several fintech awards, and he was also listed as one of Switzerland’s one hundred “digital shapers” in 2019.

As CFO, Roland Kläy will assume responsibility for radicant’s financial and risk management on 1 August 2021. Roland Kläy has a proven record in both areas and was the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at a financial institution in recent years. His many years of experience will allow him to ensure radicant’s financial stability and establish a balanced risk culture. Additional Executive Board members will be recruited and announced in the months to come.

The chairman of radicant is Marco Primavesi, member of the Bank Council of BLKB. Stefan Mühlemann, founder and chairman of Loanboox, is member of the Board of Directors and Michel Degen, Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at BLKB becomes member of the Board of Directors instead of Herbert Kumbartzki, who has decided to retire at the end of July 2021.

On the meaning of “radicant”

In biology, radicant plants are distinguished by their impressive ability to adapt to new environments and conditions. They continually put down new roots as they grow, separating themselves along the way from the roots that they no longer need. This incredible adaptive capacity and agility symbolizes radicant ltd. and its financial services. At the same time, the name underscores the great importance that sustainability and support for protection of the environment have for radicant.

We extend a cordial invitation to everyone to join in radicant’s development at www.radicant.com and for interested parties to help shape its future.

In case of inquiries:

media@radicant.com

radicant ltd.

Talacker 50, 8001 Zurich

www.radicant.com

 

 

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