FinSA/FinIA Center

The entry into force of the FinSA and FinIA on 1 January 2020 fundamentally reshaped the architecture of Switzerland’s financial market legislation. The fund and asset management industry is particularly affected by this because the FinSA and FinIA have brought about sweeping changes to the legislation on collective investment schemes.

L-QIF – an innovation for the Swiss fund market

The aim of the L-QIF is to create a genuine Swiss alternative for qualified investors. As well as considerably increasing the international competitiveness of innovative Swiss fund solutions, this will also provide a level playing field between domestic and foreign collective investment schemes offered in Switzerland.

News

  • July 15, 2021
    FINMA extends deadline for revising fund documents (Art. 144 para. 3 CISO) until 30 June 2022

    Since the revision of the self-regulation materials (including model documents) is taking longer than originally anticipated, it is no longer realistic to expect that the documents will be finalized in all languages before the summer vacation period. To ensure that the industry nevertheless has enough time to implement the revised self-regulation materials, the Asset Management Association Switzerland asked FINMA to extend the deadline (Art. 144 para. 3 CISO) until 30 June 2022 for submitting fund documents revised in line with the FinSA and FinIA. FINMA extended the deadline on 12 July 2021 accordingly.

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  • July 6, 2021
    New office in Geneva

    We are happy to annouce that we have a new office in Geneva since 1 July. Our new team member Aurélia Fäh will represent us in the Romandie.

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  • July 5, 2021
    Welcome Aurélia!

    We are happy to welcome Aurélia Fäh in our team!
    Aurélia is an investment professional with over 10 years of experience in sustainable finance. She graduated from the University of St. Gallen and from Sciences Po Paris with a Master in Finance and a Master in International Affairs and started her career at the IFC. Successively based in Johannesburg (South Africa), Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) and Washington DC, she executed debt and equity transactions in banks, fintechs, and insurance companies accross Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. After 7 years working and living abroad, she returned to Geneva to join and develop a Swiss-based start-up providing credit to SMEs in emerging countries.
    Passionate about combining finance with purpose and impact, she now joins AMAS as a Sustainability Expert to take the sustainability agenda to the next level and to represent the association in Romandie.

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