stands out as one of the main markets for the registration of offshore hedge funds
. At the same time, the market is very well represented for the distribution of foreign hedge funds
, as the country provides a stable regulatory framework, comprised of numerous rules of law addressing to the registration/ distribution
and to the investment activities
permitted through a hedge fund
Investors who want to open a company in Switzerland
operations must know that the main statutory regulation for hedge funds
is the Collective Investment Scheme Act (CISA)
; our team of consultants in company formation in Switzerland
can provide in-depth assistance on the main obligations and rights deriving from this rule of law.
FINMA regulations for Swiss hedge funds
, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
, issued a new set of regulations
concerning the activities of hedge funds
operated in this country. Under the latest version of the CISA
, hedge funds
entered under the supervision of FINMA
, which imposed new regulations for the representatives of an investment vehicle
registered as a hedge fund
In the case of a foreign hedge fund operating on the Swiss market, it is now reccommended to appoint a Swiss legal representative and a paying agent, but certain exemptions from this regulation apply in the following cases:
limited to supervised financial intermediaries
, such as banks and insurance companies
• investors who have entered a written asset management agreement with a supervised financial intermediary.
These regulations were imposed after Switzerland
, through FINMA
, entered into a cooperation agreement
with the European Union (EU)
for investment activities
carried out through alternative investment funds
. Our team of specialists in company registration in Switzerland
may offer in-depth assistance on the provisions of the agreement.
Legislation for Swiss hedge funds
registered as hedge funds
are regulated by a wide set of regulations, as presented below:
• Collective Investment Schemes Ordinance;
• Collective Investment Schemes Ordinance issued by FINMA;
• FINMA Ordinance on Bankruptcy of Collective Investment Schemes.
Other regulations can apply in the case of Swiss hedge funds
and investors are invited to contact our consultants
for in-depth assistance regarding this subject.