Addressing Financial Instability

The Rise of Segregated Issuers and the Role of Asset Management in a Security

With the failure of US regional banks Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and First Republic Bank, and Pacific Western Bank now on shaky ground, as well as the forced merger between UBS and Credit Suisse, it is evident that risks were taken, and the consequences are now tangible. The International Monetary Fund even warned that a severe flare-up of financial system turmoil could slash output to near-recessionary levels.

As we have all witnessed, recent events in the financial markets have highlighted the importance of segregated issuers for investment products.

In response to instability in global financial markets, six of the world’s major central banks announced something of a “gentlemen’s agreement” to prevent a global liquidity crisis in reaction to the CS collapse, which initially emerged in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC).

However, swap arrangements alone are not enough to prevent or solve financial crises. They can help to address liquidity issues in the short term, but they do not address underlying problems such as excessive leverage, inadequate risk management, or unsustainable asset bubbles.

The continuous evolution of AMCs has not only opened up the playing field but also revolutionized the ecosystem for investments. It has singlehandedly lowered capital requirements and access limitations that existed up until now.

The new generation of AMC’s allows for even smaller invested amounts than one million dollars. Portfolio managers can easily form their AMC strategy to include public, private, and digital assets, achieving even greater levels of diversification within a single security with a Swiss ISIN. Access to nearly any asset class for a wide range of investors is created and an investor can use their preferred custodian or broker.

At Orpheus, we started our journey with a vision that simplicity was the ultimate innovation and a strategy to enable and facilitate asset owners and their investors with a platform that would provide them with “Asset Management in a Security”. This would allow them to launch products; giving them access to more: more control of the solution, more control of the costs, and more transparency and flexibility in products. We provide access to new markets and asset classes, diversify clients’ portfolios and bring more stability to financial markets through risk mitigation. Given recent market developments, we believe that this vision is more urgent than ever before, and so do our clients.

Orpheus Capital provides the perfect solution – being able to issue your strategy via a globally recognised exchange without Bank credit risk and no co-mingling of assets means we keep you securely on track to provide investors with Asset Management in a Security. 

Whilst we can issue on SIX in ZAR, we have recently embarked on a project to provide ZAR Private Placement with ZAG ISIN for clients that want to avoid the administrative hassles of externalising their funds. Driven by the need of our clients and their investors, we will continue to provide access to modules that best serve their needs. 

At Orpheus, we firmly believe that we can only create the future of finance together. We are here to help our clients drive change, whether through the democratisation of securitisation, disintermediation or giving investors access to more. Together, we will continue to navigate through financial markets safely.


Orpheus’s Actively Managed Certificate helped Coherent Capital create a Master Account with their broker and custodian of choice, Interactive Brokers, listed in Switzerland and accessible through a Swiss ISIN. Coherent Capital is an award-winning Money Manager Company with decades of experience, which has led to the development of a unique risk-based investment process systematically applied in all their portfolios.

The challenge was to implement a strategy without bank credit risk and a broker that made sense (for all our accounts). We had to find capable experts that would support us in entering the market.

We consequently provided investors access to asset management in a security that allowed institutional investors to access our alternative investment strategy.