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Legislation

Federal Laws

Swiss Federal Act on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing of 10 October 1997 (Anti-Money Laundering Act, AMLA, 955.0)

Federal Act on the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (22 June 2007) (Financial Market Supervision Act, FINMASA, 956.1)

Federal Act on Financial Market Infrastructures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading (Financial Market Infrastructure Act, FMIA , 958.1)

Federal Act of 23 June 2006 on Collective Investment Schemes (Collective Investment Schemes Act, CISA, 951.31)

Ordinances

Ordinance of on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (AMLO, 955.01) (11 November 2015) (in French, German or Italian)

Ordinance of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance, 955.033.0) (3 June 2015) (in French, German or Italian)

Ordinance of 22 November 2006 on Collective Investment Schemes (Collective Investment Schemes Ordinance, CISO, 951.311)

Fight against terrorism

Federal Act banning Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and related groups (in French) (in German)

Ordinance on measures against persons and entities susceptible of having ties to Usama Bin Laden, the Al-Qaida Group or the Taliban (in French) (in German)

Art. 260quinquies (Financing terrorism)

Swiss penal code

Art. 102 (Liability)

Art. 260quinquies (Financing terrorism)

Art. 305bis (Money laundering)

Art. 305ter (Lack of due diligence in handling assets and right of notification)

Circulars and other documents

Circular on Financial Intermediation under the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Circular 2011/1) (26 October 2016)

Video and online identification (Circular-FINMA 2016/07 ) (03.03.2016)

Public deposits with non-banks (FINMA-Circ. 08/3) (20 November 2008)

Differentiation in the scope of asset management
(8 March 2007) (available in French, German and Italian)

FAQs: Questions and answers on the "letter of assurance"

Agreement on the Swiss banks’ code of conduct with regard to the exercise of due diligence (CDB 16) (1. June 2015)

Overview of ID and Visa provisions for entry into Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein (in French or German)

International standards

International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation (The FATF Recommendations ) (February 2012)

List of Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (FATF)

Switzerland and international sanctions (sanctions / embargos)

European legislation

AIFM - Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers

Directive 2014/65/EU of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments (MiFID 2)

Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments (MIFIR)