Swiss Alternative Investments Forum 2019
Alternative Investments are booming in Switzerland, may it be Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Estate, Venture Capital, CAT-Bonds to name just a few. In 2017 the Swiss Asset Management Industry achieved AuM of CHF 2’208 billion Swiss Francs and has outgrown private banking (AuM ca. CHF 2’000 billion). While Banks have difficulties in taking the risk of financing, specialised asset managers have taken over that lucrative business (Equity, Debt & Mezzanine). Funds, Securitisation vehicles or managed account platforms are typically structured outside Switzerland. While institutional investors like Pension Funds or Insurers prefer Luxembourg, Delaware or Cayman Vehicles, UHNWI’s and Family Offices often have a favour for smaller jurisdictions like Liechtenstein or Malta. Swiss government announced to introduce the new Swiss “L-QIF”, will it be any good? What jurisdiction is suitable for your project? What are the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to design your tailormade Fund, Securitisation or Managed Account?