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. A 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:
Financial advice for businesses and individuals
Advice in the field of insurance and pension funds
Services relating to factoring, credits and leasings
Creation of structured products
Block-chain financial technologies such as crypto-currencies and crypto-assets
Private banking services
Advisory services for mortgages/real property loans
Negotiation of precious metals
Negotiation of currencies
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.
Setting up financial company in Geneva, Zurich, Lugano and Zug
Qualified member of the board of directors residing in Switzerland.
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
Services of administration of trading companies, holdings and foundations
SwisSpirit Finance deals with all standard tasks, notably:
Accounting management and tax declarations
VAT declarations in Switzerland and Europe
Secretarial services and dealing with correspondence
Management of compulsory insurance policies
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.