SwisSpirit FINANCE ‘Business Developpment’ & Formation and Administration of a Swiss financial company

Our clients are Swiss and mainly international entrepreneurs, and business men and women. We administer, in their best interests, holdings, foundations, financial companies and trading companies with varied activities in Switzerland.

Management & Administration is OUR EXPERTISE  

Switzerland is one of the world’s most attractive countries for set up a financial company since regulations are liberal and the legal framework is stable.  Swiss financial company is regulated by various laws such as the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO), the Swiss federal law on financial services (FinSA), the Swiss federal law on financial institutions (FinIA), the Swiss federal law on money laundering (AMLA) and the ordinance on financial institutions (FinOI)


SwisSpirit Finance is very active as financial intermediaries in the following fields:

Wealth management


Financial advice for businesses and individuals

Advice in the field of insurance and pension funds

Services relating to factoring, credits and leasings

Securitisation services

Creation of structured products

Block-chain financial technologies such as crypto-currencies and crypto-assets

Para-banking services

Private banking services

Advisory services for mortgages/real property loans

Negotiation of precious metals

Negotiation of currencies

Credit cards

The procedure for incorporating a financial company is relatively simple and rapid. A Swiss financial company must be founded by a deed recorded by a public notary and the initial amount of capital is CHF 100 000. A board member or a director must reside in Switzerland. The company must then be recorded in the Trade Register. The liability of financial establishments and their organs is governed by the provisions of the Code of Obligations.

The FinSA law (inspired by the European regulation MiFID II) contains the rules of conduct that financial companies must respect towards to their clients and requires financial intermediaries to provide appropriate information and advice. Members of management must have the professional qualifications necessary for exercising financial activities and they are only able to exercise their activity in Switzerland if they are recorded in a register of advisers and if they have taken out a professional civil liability insurance or provided equivalent financial guarantees.

The FinIA Law fixes the requirements governing the activities of financial institutions with the aim of protecting investors and clients of financial establishments and ensuring the proper functioning of the financial market. The banks, securities traders, wealth managers and trustees are subject to the FinIA. In addition, depending on the amount of capital under management, special conditions as regards capital and qualified staff must be fulfilled.

Before beginning its activities, the financial company must also register with a supervisory body overseen by the FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) in order to be in compliance with the Swiss federal law on combating money laundering and terrorism (AMLA).  When establishing business relations, the Swiss financial company, as a financial intermediary, must verify the identity of clients, requesting documents in proof. These due diligence obligations are compulsory. Consequently, a qualified AMLA compliance officer and an AMLA auditor must be appointed.

Swiss financial companies file each year their financial statements with the tax authorities but the results are not made public.

SwisSpirit sets up and manages financial companies for Swiss and international clients Our experience in founding companies and bringing them into compliance with Swiss legislation, and in the administrative management of financial companies along with our network of top-ranking banking partners allows you to focus on what matters the most: the development of your financial activities.



OUR SERVICES to Swiss financial companies

Setting up financial company in Geneva, Zurich, Lugano and Zug

Qualified member of the board of directors residing in Switzerland.

Legal services

AMLA compliance officer services

Opening bank accounts

Accounting and Taxes

Administrative management of human resources

In today’s world, compliance and corporate governance are of the most importance to every business might it be large or small, local or international. As the right structure is the key to successful business development, SwisSpirit Finance proactively supports you in every strategic stage of your business in Switzerland and worldwide.

At SwisSpirit Finance, we help you make the right choices to add value to your existing business and provide efficient business support and Swiss company administration services. We are on your side to implement effective solutions at competitive prices to provide your business with the flexibility, value and responsiveness it needs so that you can concentrate on what matters the most: your business development.

The formation of a company in Switzerland is a formal procedure since it requires an officially recorded deed drawn up by a public notary. The founding capital must be deposited in a bank account that must be opened before the company is incorporated. Consequently, it is paramount for these stages to be accomplished by experts who can advise you on the choice of the best legal structure.

We provide advice both on founding and creating simple structures and on complex structures such as a Swiss private limited company (SA), Swiss limited liability company (Sàrl), Swiss subsidiaries of international companies, holdings, branches, Swiss branches of international companies, public-interest trusts, associations, financial companies, wealth management companies, family trusts and other trusts.

SERVICES OF FORMATIONS & SETTING UP of companies in Switzerland, holdings and foundations

We accomplish all the administrative formalities for the formation and administration of your financial or trading company, holding company, or Swiss foundation registered in Zurich, Lugano, Zug or Geneva, and its recording in the Trade Register. For this, we prepare the articles of association and the founding documents, and we represent you before banks, the solicitor and Swiss authorities.

We regularly advise and administer financial companies, trading companies, holdings, and private or public utility foundations in Switzerland.

Nominee director in Switzerland, Swiss director or administrator

Switzerland requires companies and foundations to be represented by at least one person resident in Switzerland. An administrator, a manager or a director must therefore meet this requirement. 
We can propose a nominee director a Swiss director or a local manager to meet this condition and represent your company before authorities in Switzerland or internationally. Your administrator, nominee director or Swiss director is experienced and trustworthy, and strictly follows your instructions to protect the best interests of your trading company, holding company or Swiss foundation.


Services of administration of trading companies, holdings and foundations

SwisSpirit Finance deals with all standard tasks, notably:

Accounting management and tax declarations

Account auditing

VAT declarations in Switzerland and Europe

Payroll management

Secretarial services and dealing with correspondence

Management of compulsory insurance policies

General administration

Swiss work and residence permits

We can carry out additional tasks depending on the case, such as obtaining the Swiss work permit or residence permit for you or your staff.

We also offer administrative assistance for customs or transport formalities for merchandise import-export departments and the processing of related administrative documents. 

And we BELIEVE that makes us an ideal PARTNER.