gwp Digital Luncheon powered by AssetRush

Online session on
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm


Investment in blockchain companies:
A competitive alternative to traditional finance?

Digitisation and the adoption of new technologies have gained additional momentum due to the changed circumstances of the past months. One of the most promising developments is the blockchain technology which is going way beyond Bitcoin. In the meantime, a blockchain-driven industry has arisen in which innovative tech-companies develop applications and build the infrastructure. These companies show hyper-growth and may become the next unicorns and blue-chip companies. The question now is how investors can gain early access to the most promising companies in this ecosystem.

Learn more about how to be an investor in the next unicorns and blue-chip companies of the blockchain ecosystem, by joining our online session.



from 11:25 am
Access to the online meeting

11:30 am - 11:35 am

11:35 am - 11:50 am
New type of assets - the creation of tokenised assets portfolio as a security with Swiss ISIN
Sandro Bruehlmann, Portfolio Manager, Tavis Digital

11:50 am - 12:05 pm
Panel discussion
Philippe A. Naegeli, Co-founder & CEO, GENTWO Financial Products
Michael Schneebeli, Partner, gwp
Sandro Bruehlmann, Portfolio Manager, Tavis Digital

Moderator: Ekaterina Anthony, Senior Manager Blockchain & Crypto Compliance, gwp

12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

Philippe A. Naegeli
Co-founder & CEO, GENTWO Financial Products

Philippe A. Naegeli is a highly accomplished business leader and investor with a fierce entrepreneurial spirit and unparalleled experience in trading, investment & merchant banking, corporate governance and structuring of new strategies and products. Peppered throughout his career are strong leadership enterprises, including Forstmann & Co. U.S.A., an international network of financial institutions and investments funds which he established across Europe, a strategic consulting company in Switzerland and an original foundry for U.S. and Swiss entrepreneurs with offices in New York, L.A. and Zurich. 


Sandro Bruehlmann
Portfolio Manager, Tavis Digital

Sandro Bruehlmann started his career as an intern in the mergers & acquisitions department of an IT-consulting firm. He joined Tavis Capital in 2017 as a part-time employee besides his master’s studies at the University of Zurich in Banking & Finance. Sandro started investing in cryptos back in 2017 and ever since then he has gained a lot of experience in the crypto market and digital securities. After the spin-off of Tavis Digital, he joined the newly formed company as a portfolio manager for tokenized assets. Sandro is responsible for the fund investments, focusing on tokenized Venture Capital, as well as selected direct investments via Security Token Offerings.


Michael Schneebeli
Partner, gwp

Michael Schneebeli is a proven expert with over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. As a previous partner at KPMG, he has served as lead auditor for various national and international banks over the past ten years. Michael is considered as a profound specialist in the implementation of financial market requirements. His consulting spectrum also includes new financial technologies (blockchain) and digital means of payment (crypto currencies). He has also worked in senior roles at Credit Suisse and PwC.

Ekaterina Anthony
Senior Manager for Crypto & Blockchain Compliance, gwp

Ekaterina Anthony is a specialist in the field of supporting compliance and operating activities for fintech start-ups and digital projects. She is particularly focusing on assisting traditional financial institutions to enter into the digital space as well as establishing compliance procedures for crypto asset management companies and crypto funds. Her previous roles included Head of the London office of the Russian Stock Exchange (MOEX) and Regional Head S&P Global Platts.