Deadlines Under FinSA and FinIA That Should Not Be Missed

The Financial Services Act (FinSA) and its implementing ordinance (FinSO) as well as the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and its implementing ordinance (FinSO) entered into force on 1 January 2020. However, due to generous transitional periods, life went on almost as if nothing had happened for most financial services providers.

Yes, these new acts introduced new obligations such as the aff…

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Qualification of LIBRA under Swiss Financial Market Laws – FINMA publishes ‘stable coin’ guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (FINMA) published a supplementary guideline to the ICO guidelines February 16, 2019, where FINMA outlines on how it treats so-called ‘stable coins’ under Swiss financial market law. In addition, FINMA provides an indication on how it will apply the financial market laws to Libra, the crypto project initiated by Facebook.
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Switzerland Is Strenghtening Its Competitiveness as Fund Centre – a New, Unregulated Fund Category for Qualified Investors is Proposed

The Swiss Federal Council initiated a consultation on an amendment of the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes (CISA), aiming to introduce a new, unregulated fund category called “Limited Qualified Investor Fund (L-QIF)”, reserved exclusively for qualified investors. By introducing the L-QIF, Switzerland establishes a Swiss fund category similar to the Luxembourg Reserved Alternativ…


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