Asset Management

Guiding you clear of ever-tougher regulatory hurdles

Regulations are becoming more stringent and complex. With ESG considerations also rising up the agenda. It means effective asset management advice demands a highly focused but always commercial perspective. Our pioneering, recognised asset management lawyers will guide you through the maze to grow your clients' portfolios now and into the future.

We can help unravel the increasingly challenging regulatory requirements impacting asset management, financial services, derivatives and related financial instruments (securities lending and Repos), funds administration and custody services. And also unpack their implications for the structuring of all direct or indirect asset management structures. This includes the registration and distribution of all types of investment products and services. Strongly committed to both regulatory and self-regulatory organisations, our team is a recognised market leader. It means long-standing expertise that underpins highly specialised advice.

We’re also experts in all regulatory and governance aspects of ESG. From the latest advice on incorporating sustainability into your legal asset management structure to meeting stringent compliance demands. Our insights help asset managers, institutional investors and issuers to choose the best path at every stage of the decision-making process.

  • Expertise

    • Structuring of all direct or indirect asset management structures and vehicles, including all legal, regulatory and tax aspects
    • Cross-border and on-shore offers for investment products, derivatives and financial services
    • Drafting and negotiation of asset management agreements, advisory agreements, distribution and custody agreements, as well as all main industry master agreements for derivatives, securities lending and Repos.
    • Registration of Swiss and foreign investment funds with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, including ETFs and ETCs, and ongoing regulatory notifications and authorisation proceedings
    • Structuring investment vehicles for real estate, private equity and other alternative asset classes
    • Authorisation with FINMA of fund asset managers, fund management companies, distributors and representatives of non-Swiss funds
    • Structuring of investment funds, derivatives and other investment products, including governance, compliance and transparency issues
    • Compliance with applicable regulatory investment restrictions for Swiss pension funds, insurance companies and their asset managers
    • Investigations and enforcement proceedings in relation to funds, derivatives and structured products