Our expertise in Asset Management

Our practice

Our attorneys have years of in-depth experience in asset management, fund administration and management, custodian bank activities and in the structuring and distribution of all types of financial products of varying complexity.

Several of our seasoned attorneys have experience working for financial institutions and financial market supervisory authorities. A number even serve as directors on the boards of financial institutions with asset management activities.

Armed with this insight, we provide highly specialised advice while helping you comply with the increasingly complex regulatory requirements you contend with today in a range of asset management disciplines.

Our expertise

We offer assistance in the following areas:

  • Navigating the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) authorisation procedures for fund management companies, collective asset managers, custodian banks and fund representatives
  • Advising on asset management and structuring of investment funds and other investment products, particularly structured products, involving an array of governance, compliance and transparency issues
  • Registering Swiss and foreign investment funds with FINMA and handling regulatory notifications and authorisation procedures
  • Structuring open and closed-end investment funds in all asset classes, in particular real estate, private equity and other alternative asset classes
  • Listing of financial products on the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Advising on the distribution of funds, structured products and other investment products and services
  • Drafting and negotiating management contracts, consultancy agreements and distribution contracts, as well as depository and market making contracts
  • Counselling asset managers on compliance with intricate regulatory restrictions applicable to investments
  • Representing clients in investigations and enforcement proceedings concerning funds and structured products.

Publications & Conferences

Financial transparency in industry-physician relationships (2019)

Junod Valérie , Muller Valentin (2019). Financial transparency in industry-physician relationships. Life Science Recht (LSR), 110-122.

Life Science Recht (2019)

Junod Valerie , Muller Valentin (2019). Financial transparency in industry-physician relationships. Life Science Recht (LSR), 1, 15-33.

Conférence Academy & Finance (2019)

"Obligations LSFin: comment mettre en pratique les nouvelles règles de conduite – Mandat de conseil et execution only: adéquation et caractère approprié, documentation et reporting"– Conférence Academy & Finance, Geneva, 5 December 2019

Conférence Academy & Finance (2017)

"Les conséquences de la suitability sur la relation entre la banque, le gérant externe et le client" – Conférence Academy & Finance, Geneva, 22 November 2017

Conference Millennium Banque Privée (2017)

"LSFin/LEFin - Overview and main differences with MiFID II - Conference Millennium Banque Privée - Banque Privée BCP (Suisse) S.A., Geneva, 7 December 2017 

Conference Friends of funds (2017)

"Marché cible (Target Market): Wake up call for the industry" Friends of funds Conference, Geneva, 7 March 2017

Les banques dépositaires face à de nouveaux défis (2015)

"Les banques dépositaires face à de nouveaux défis" Friends of funds Conference, Geneva, 1 December 2015

Alternative Investment Funds : marché, produits, régulation (2014)

"Alternative Investment Funds : marché, produits, régulation" Friends of funds Conference, Geneva, 2 December 2014