The aim of all services provided by the VQF is to support its members in fulfilling the duties imposed on them by the Anti-Money Laundering Act or the rules of professional conduct in the field of asset management, as easily, efficiently and effectively as possible. By performing the required actions, members protect against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and contribute to the protection of investors and the integrity of Switzerland as a financial centre.

 

I. Services and advice for members

As a member of the VQF you can take advantage of a variety of services and other benefits, in particular:

  • Supervisory and other services provided by the Association for VQF SRO Members: As an SRO member, supervision by the VQF authorises you to act as a financial intermediary in the parabanking sector in Switzerland (Article 2 Section 3 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act). You are also entitled to draw on a number of additional services from the VQF in association with your SRO membership.
  • Supervisory and other services provided by the Association for VQF BOVV Members: As an BOVV member of the VQF, among other benefits you are authorised to offer collective capital investment schemes in Switzerland. You are also entitled to draw on a number of additional services from the VQF in association with your BOVV membership.
  • The possibility to obtain the widest variety of audit services (audits pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering Act or the rules of professional conduct for asset managers, ordinary and restricted audits, special audits and other special statutory audits) from a single source (VQF and/or VQF Audit AG).
  • Customised specialist legal advice in the fields of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and the rules of professional conduct for asset managers at attractive rates.
  • Basic and advanced training seminars in the field of the Anti-Money Laundering Act: our experienced, highly trained experts provide you with valuable, up-to-date knowledge from theory and practice.
  • Representation of your interests towards the Swiss authorities with regard to the Anti-Money Laundering Act and further legislation in the asset management field (e.g. in the Swiss parliamentary legislation process, consultation with Swiss authorities, etc.).
  • Attractive cost structure
  • Continuous information: The VQF keeps you up to date regarding important developments and events for members by means of regular newsletters.
  • Expert services from VQF Audit AG

II. Services and advice for third parties (non-members)

The VQF and/or VQF Audit AG also offer numerous professional services to non-members:

  • Basic and Advanced Training Seminars in the field of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
  • The widest variety of audit services (audits pursuant to Article 2 Section 3 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act on financial intermediaries directly subordinate to the Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority, ordinary and restricted audits, special audits and other special statutory audits etc.) from a single source.
  • Expert services from VQF Audit AG
  • Customised specialist legal advice from the VQF in the fields of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and asset management at attractive rates.

    Please take note that, although VQF provides most documents and services in German and in English, VQF may decide to provide certain services and documents exclusively in German.

 

 

Please note that only the German version is legally binding.