The VQF - Centre of Compentece for Compliance Services
The VQF, originally established as a quality assurance organisation for the financial centre of Zug, has held the function of an official, FINMA-recognised Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) since 1998.
In addition, since 2009 the VQF has also exercised the function of an Industry Organisation for Asset Managers (BOVV) with professional rules of conduct officially recognised by FINMA. As such, the VQF contributes towards protecting and strengthening the interests of financial intermediaries and their investors, as well as the interests of Switzerland as a financial centre.
Members of the VQF include financial intermediaries from the parabanking sector, such as independent asset managers, trustees, lawyers, trust companies, providers of collective capital investment schemes, etc.
In its twin roles of SRO and BOVV, the VQF offers comprehensive services in the field of compliance management. Here, the Association is obliged to monitor duties arising from the Anti-Money Laundering Act and/or the rules of professional conduct. In addition, the VQF carries out periodic audits on members, trains them in matters concerning the Anti-Money Laundering Act and also represents their interests in the legislative and political arena.
The VQF, the oldest and largest cross-industry SRO in Switzerland, has its headquarters in Zug and employs a total of 15 permanent staff, including experienced specialists. In addition, the administrative office works in close cooperation with a network of experts in selected areas.
Members of the VQF thus always have a direct contact partner who is very well acquainted with their industry-specific issues.
Please note that only the German version is legally binding.
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