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Set Up a Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund in Switzerland

Updated on Monday 29th January 2018

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Set-Up-a-Cryptocurrency-Hedge-Fund-in-Switzerland.jpgThe rise of the cryptocurrencies activities has led to the creation of numerous cryptocurrency hedge funds, including in Switzerland, one of the main destinations for companies operating in this new financial sector
 
2017 represented an important moment for the development of cryptocurrencies investments, as, at a global level, investors have set up more than 120 hedge funds which had as main purpose the investments in virtual currencies. At the same time, 2017 was the year when investors registered the first cryptocurrency fund in Switzerland, already approved for activities by the country’s financial regulator. Our team of specialists in company formation in Switzerland may offer in-depth information on the legislation concerning investment funds in this country. 
 

Investors of Swiss cryptocurrency funds 

 
The newly created fund Cryptocurrency Fund, was registered in Zug, the main region for fintech activities in Switzerland (cryptocurrencies included). Its founders have launched the vehicle in June 2017, being addressed to qualified investors
 
As a general rule, investments in cryptocurrencies in Switzerland are performed by high net worth individuals and companies specialized in digital assets. Other important players in this field are the institutional investors, including banking institutions. Our team of agents in company registration in Switzerland can provide in-depth details on the regulations related to the types of investors allowed to invest in hedge funds
 
A small share of the investors is represented by retail clients and Swiss companies that have implemented transactions in virtual currencies (especially for Bitcoin, the most popular virtual currency at a global level). 
 
Due to the large number of investors and a general interest in virtual currencies transactions and investments, the value of the bitcoin has risen to a high degree in the last few months. In the first quarter of 2017, the value of the bitcoin was below CHF 2,000, while at the beginning of December 2017, the value increased to a record value of CHF 18,000
 

Regulations for Swiss hedge funds 

 
Businessmen interested in starting the procedure of company registration in Switzerland should know that the local hedge funds are regulated under the Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA)
 
CISA was introduced in the national legislation to comply with the regulations imposed by the European Union. Furthermore, this rule of law offers a higher degree of investor protection
 
Investors may contact our team of consultants in company formation in Switzerland for more details referring to cryptocurrency hedge funds
 

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