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    Information for our clients

    Federal Act on Financial Services (FinSA)

    Information for our clients

    General Information regarding FinSA

    FinSA entered into force on January 1st, 2020. The act contains information and transparency requirements vis-à-vis the client, so that the client can make informed decisions when dealing with the bank and its offering of products and services. This applies in particular to transactions on securities, derivatives or forward transactions.

    FinSA as well as the European regulation under MiFID II (in force since January 3rd, 2018) include the obligation to profile and segment clients.

    The scope of investor protection depends on the classification into the segments of retail (private) clients, professional clients and institutional clients. Gutzwiller SA Genève carries out the profiling whenever possible directly with the client, who, as a result, is informed about the classification into the respective segment.

    Gutzwiller SA Genève offer the following services:

    Information regarding Gutzwiller SA Genève and the Supervisory Organisation SO-FIT

    Gutzwiller SA Genève is licensed by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and prudentially supervised by SO-FIT, Supervisory Organisation, according to the dispositions of the Federal Financial Institutions Act (FinIA).

    Gutzwiller SA Genève is a subsidiary of E. Gutzwiller & Cie, Banquiers, an authorized bank and securities dealer of the category private bankers, regulated through FINMA.

    Gutzwiller SA Genève
    Rue de la Confédération 7
    CH-1204 Genève
    Tel : +41 22 908 03 33


    Rue Pédro-Meylan 2
    CH-1208 Genève
    Tel : +41 22 700 73 20


    Information regarding the Swiss Financial Services Ombudsman according to the Financial Act on Financial Services (FinSA)

    Gutzwiller SA Genève is affiliated with the Swiss Financial Services Ombudsman FINSOM. This Ombudsman’s office guarantees an impartial, specialised and transparent mediation system and handles complaints concerning affiliated companies.

    Avenue de la Gare 45
    CH-1920 Martigny
    Tel : +41 27 564 04 11


    Risk information, product information/key information document

    Based on requirements by FinSA and in relation to investment activities of clients from the segment of retail (private) clients, we will provide product information relating to financial instruments as proposed or eventually as executed, as long as such is available.

    In the brochure “Risks Involved in Trading Financial Instruments” by SwissBanking, you find information on typical financial services as well as on the characteristics and risks of financial instruments. You may download the brochure from the following link.

    Principles of best execution and handling of conflict of interests

    The principles of best execution by Gutzwiller SA Genève are laid down in the following fact-sheet.

    Regarding the handling of conflict of interests, we refer you to the relevant fact-sheet.

    Information on costs and fees

    Portfolio Management traditional
    Portfolio Management All-in
    Advisory Agreement

    Portfolio Management traditional
    Portfolio Management All-in
    Advisory Agreement

    Duties regarding Documentation, Rendering of account and Provision of documents

    Clients may request to receive a copy of their file, provided to them on a durable data medium. In first line, the information will be

    – on the received and executed orders
    – on the composition, valuation and development of the portfolio in respect of the management of client assets
    – on the development of the portfolio in respect of the management of client custody accounts
    –  on the specific costs which the financial service provider is required to provide details

    Within the scope of these duties, it should be noted that the content of client exchanges is regis-tered. Currently, there is no recording of telephone conversations with clients taking place.