The Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA)

The Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA) entered into force in January 2020. With a transition period of two years, most of the requirements will be applicable as of January 2022.

FinSA mainly governs the provision of financial services as well as the offering of financial instruments and is intended to strengthen investor protection. In terms of content, FinSA is closely aligned with the European regulatory reforms and mainly covers the following areas:

  • Enhancement of investor protection
  • Transparency of financial products
  • Revision of organizational requirements for the provision of services

FinSA applies to financial services provided to clients domiciled in Switzerland as well as to financial services provided in or out of Switzerland e.g. to foreign domiciled clients.

What it means for you as our client

  • General information about client classification

  • Risk Information

  • Cost Information

  • Advisory Minutes

  • Key Information Document

  • Best Execution

  • Conflicts of Interest

  • Client served by an external asset manager

  • Additional information

  • Satisfaction