Swiss CISA Reforms 'Do Not Go Far Enough'

Friday, October 7, 2011 Print Email

Proposed amendments to Switzerland's collective investment scheme regime "do not go far enough", according to the Swiss financial regulator.

The Financial Market Supervisory Authority said on Friday that revisions to the Collective Investment Schemes Act by the Swiss Federal Council fail to address some key concerns.

It wants the government to go further to address possible conflicts of interest and improve transparency on fees charged to investors.

"If the CISA will be revised, there is a need to take this opportunity and address several important topics for the protection of investors," said the authority.

The CISA is to be revised to align the Swiss regime better with international legal standards following pressure from the European Union.

Without the change in the law, it would be much more difficult for institutional asset managers to continue managing European funds from Switzerland.

Source: GFS News

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