A Requiem to Bearer Shares

Bearer shares, a relic from a bygone era when it was ok to be anonymous, and the reason why the French name for Swiss stock corporations still is “société anonyme”, are – with a few exceptions – to be abolished by 1 November 2019.
What does this mean?
From 1 November 2019 onwards, existing bearer shares may only be maintained and new bearer shares may only be created if some or all of the respe…


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LexCast: Switzerland Is Strenghtening Its Competitiveness as Fund Centre – a New, Unregulated Fund Category for qualified investors is proposed

In this episode of LexCast hosted by Froriep, Mark Montanari talks with Cornelia Mattig about the newly proposed amendment of the Collective Investment Schemes Act by the Federal Council. The changes are intended to create a new fund category called Limited Qualified Investor Fund. This Fund would not need an authorisation or approval from FINMA nor would it be supervised by FINMA.

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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