Switzerland

Investment Management 

Investor trust in collective investment schemes is once again on the rise. Market developments are increasingly determined by international trends that correspondingly affect the Swiss market. The regulatory side of investment management, in particular, is taking on clear contours and exercising a great deal of influence on the market through more rigid regulatory practices. Changes in the regulatory area represent a great challenge for the industry but also offer significant chances.

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What are the current challenges?

 

  • How will the new EU Guidelines for Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) effect Switzerland?
  • How does the future of alternative investments look?
  • How do you start new activities in the Investment Management environment (operations, representation, fund management, asset management)? 
  • PSA Structure Reform: what is its influence on investment foundations?
  • Are you satisfied with the processes of your compliance and risk management? Do the solutions offer you the necessary security?
  • IFRS: what are the effects of the latest developments for affiliates and asset managers?  
  • How do you monitor risks in connection with the outsourced enterprise activities?      

 

The KPMG team advises on all areas of Investment Management and of the Collective Investment Schemes Act, including, but not limited to:

 

  • Setting up collective investment schemes 
      - Fund management companies and asset managers
      - CISA-Contractual funds
      - SICAV’s
      - Limited partnerships for collective investment schemes
      - SICAF’s
      - Investment foundations 
      - Non-regulated investment products
  • Preparing and adapting internal rules and regulations for licensees
  • Handling licensing and approval applications made to the supervisory authority.

 

We assist our clients with implementing the legal and regulatory provisions, clarify any issues relating to the applicability of the Collective Investment Schemes Act (KAG), and advise in connection with investment foundations and all areas of the Investment Management business.

 

Teams of lawyers, auditors, tax advisors, and real-estate specialists design customized solutions and strategies that address the key issues of investment managers: growth, performance, and governance.

Markus Schunk

Markus Schunk

Partner, Head of Investment Management, Audit Financial Services

+41 58 249 36 82

Swiss legislation on collective investment schemes, 2nd edition

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This publication is meant first and foremost as a tool for those influenced by the Swiss collective investment scheme legislation, and is an update and extended version of the first edition issued in 2009.