ipub: WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

"The story of FinTech is not about an epic war of righteous start-ups against greedy and inefficient banking corporations. FinTech is about innovating the financial industries using technology. And that happens in banks and start-ups alike.

Nor is financial innovation a new phenomenon. We just happen to live in an era that puts at our disposal a lot of data, and a set of radically new base technologies. Big data, AI, IoT and the blockchain will accelerate financial innovation for years to come."

Christoph Glur, Founder of ipub

WHAT WE DO

Staffing

We help banks, insurances, fintech startups and other companies staff their projects with the brightest minds in financial technology. We are licensed by the Swiss government to act as a contracting agency, and we provide payrolling services. Our focus areas are quantitative finance, wealth management, and blockchain technologies.

Innovation Projects

Got a business idea that is early stage but good enough to give it a try? Let us help you set up a dedicated, focused team consisting of your delegated subject matter experts, our consultants, and external experts. Together with you, we will design, build and test your idea. On site, or in a dedicated project space (garage approach).

Software Development

We have implemented, integrated and customized quantitative trading strategies, portfolio management systems, reporting solutions, and more. Our developers are proficient in Python, R, Matlab, C#, and Java. And we have a carefully curated network of experts in other technologies such as JavaScript, Blockchain, and more.

12

Years in Business

5+

Programming Languages

781

Carefully Selected Experts in our Network

3

Actively Maintained Open Source Projects

WHO WE ARE

Christoph Glur

Christoph Glur

I am the founder and owner of ipub. An economist by training, I have been into computers ever since my first C64. 

I have supported numerous small and large organizations on quant finance, robo-advisory, digitalization, and blockchain technology. I am a startup advisor and seed investor.

OUR VALUES

Innovation is our purpose. We are geeks at heart, driven by technology, creativity, and curiosity. We want to learn, learn, learn. Radically. And grow.

We want to shape the way highly qualified people work in a globalized, decentralized, yet digitally connected world. We believe tomorrow's workplace will be less corporate, more project-oriented, and more individualized. Self-branding, lifelong learning, and flexibility will be key in the freelance knowledge economy. And we are ready!

We empower individuals. We are committed to strong leadership, but we put the team above the individual.

We believe in transparency, integrity, and meritocracy. We treat consultants and clients with fairness and respect, and we expect the same from them.

We know that our service is valuable to our clients and consultants. But we are not interested in short-term profits. Instead, we want to grow our network by giving meaning to our relationships. Trust cannot be bought with money. And in the end, it's all about trust.

TESTIMONIALS

Consultants value our fairness:

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Being recognized as an expert allows being very selective when it comes to sign the next project. I can stay at the forefront of technology. I deliver value to my clients, and I learn at the same time. And ipub has been very helpful in that process.

Gary, 36 Blockchain Expert

Today, I earn slightly less than in my previous job, but I spend three months per year travelling, and I have enough time for my regular dose of coursera classe. I'm recognized as a scrum expert, and helping teams grow from chaos to velocity in a few sprints gives my life purpose.

Laura, 42 Scrum Master

I'm good with numbers, I am a fairly good Python programmer. But does that qualify me for a general management role? Of course not! All else being equal, rather than sitting in budget meetings and dealing with company politics, I want to apply and grow my expert skills.

Martin, 34 Quantitative Developer

Companies value our excellence:

We use ipub to fill niche roles where the large generalist agencies lack the necessary network and expert know-how. Especially quant finance, data science and digitalisation. The quality of their profiles is always excellent, and processes are smooth, timely and reliable. Will definitely broaden our collaboration!

Hiring Manager International Bank, Zurich

We had this idea of a new quantitative investment management strategy. When we asked our internal IT, their offer was out of line for an early stage idea. ipub, on the other hand, put together a small team of true experts, built the rebalancing engine iteratively with us, and connected it to our order management in under three months. When sales of our new product picked up, they handed a mature, well-documented codebase over to our internal IT operations. That's what I call a success story!

Head of Systematic Strategies Investment Management Division of a Swiss Bank

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