ACOLIN FinSA & FinIA questionnaire

ACOLIN FinSA & FinIA

Are you on track for
FinSA & FinIA?

Be compliant with the new Swiss laws and receive a personal offer for FinSA & FinIA

Due to the COVID-19 environment, the initial implementation of the market requirements for the new Swiss laws have been delayed.


Please fill in the questionnaire "All I need for FinSA & FinIA" (estimated time 5 minutes) to define what kind of service you need to be compliant with the new Swiss laws and to receive your personal offer for FinSA & FinIA.

Who are you?

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Representative and Paying Agent

  • Since August 2006 ACOLIN Fund Services AG has held a Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA license to act as a representative of foreign collective investment schemes.
  • We ensure that all legal and marketing documents are at any time updated, compliant with Swiss regulations, and if requested published on the relevant publication organ.​
  • We act as your local point of contact for Swiss investors and FINMA.
  • We are responsible for making the offering of foreign funds to qualified and non-qualified/retail investors in Switzerland compliant.

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Factsheet Representative is available on our website at Swiss representation.

Ombudsman

  • ACOLIN chooses strategic partners for the ombuds office for financial service providers.
    The Federal Department of Finance announced our partners as ombudsman offices for financial service providers. ACOLIN offers a tailor-made support solution in order to be compliant with this new obligation in Switzerland (filing all necessary documents, negotiating the agreement, managing the whole registration on the client’s behalf). For all our existing clients, ACOLIN is happy to announce that our representation services fees will cover the fees of the affiliation to our partner.
    • The ombudsman acts as an independent and neutral mediator in disputes. An ombudsman is an alternative to expensive legal proceedings.
  • Do you need to be affiliated to an Ombudsman?

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Client Advisor Register

  • ACOLIN is currently in discussion with several potential candidates to propose a solution to all existing or new customers of ACOLIN who must enter into a register of advisers. All existing or new customers of ACOLIN will be offered a tailor-made support solution in order to be compliant with this new obligation in Switzerland as soon as possible.
  • ACOLIN will offer a tailor-made support solution in order to be compliant with this new obligation in Switzerland as soon as possible and will take care of the registration process (filing all necessary documents, negotiating the agreement, managing the whole registration on the client’s behalf).
    • The approval of the first registration office by FINMA will be on July, 20th 2020. Consequently, the entry into a register of advisers must be done before January, 19th 2021.
    • Client advisers are entered in the register of advisers if they prove that they:
    • Have sufficient knowledge of the FinSA rules of conduct and of the expertise required to perform their work (Article 6).
    • Have taken out professional indemnity insurance or that equivalent collateral exists and
    • Are either themselves affiliated to an ombudsman's office (Article 74) in their capacity as a financial service provider or the financial service provider for which they work is affiliated to an ombudsman's office.
  • Do you need to be entered in the Client Advisor Register?

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Insurance

  • ACOLIN proposes Liberty Specialty Markets as professional liability insurance in order to enter into a register of advisers. All existing or new customers of ACOLIN will be offered a tailor-made support solution in order to be compliant with this new obligation in Switzerland as soon as possible.
    • If you need to be entered in a Client Advisor Register, you must:
    • Either have taken out professional liability insurance,
    • or prove that equivalent collateral exists.
  • Do you need to take out a professional liability insurance?

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Training

  • ACOLIN is currently in discussion with several potential candidates to propose a solution to all existing or new customers of ACOLIN who must enter into a register of advisers. ACOLIN will offer a tailor-made support solution in order to be compliant with this new obligation in Switzerland as soon as possible.
  • Do you have sufficient knowledge of the FinSA rules of conduct and of the expertise required to properly do your work as required by (Article 6).
  • Do you need to prove your expertise as advisor? Or do you simply wish to strengthen your knowledge?
  • We will inform you as soon as we find the best solution for you.

Please answer the following to have a clear overview.

GDPR

  • Do you need an EU-Representative according to Article 27 GDPR?
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from May 25, 2018 and obliges all companies outside the EU to designate a representative in the EU, if they:
    • process personal data of EU residents
    • do not maintain an establishment in the EU.
    • ACOLIN can offer a simple solution to your non-EU based company with respect to obligations under the GDPR.

Please answer the following to have a clear overview.

Factsheet GDPR is available on our website at GDPR representation.