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According to the EY 2019 Global Wealth Research, more than one-third of the high-net-worth clients globally are considering to switch provider in the next three years. Clients switch for value, but their definition of value is complex. To better help providers build solutions that meet the changing expectations, EY surveyed 2,000 wealth management clients across 26 countries to understand what matters most to them.
After a legislative process of more than ten years since the financial crisis, the Swiss supervisory regulations on consumer protection will enter into force on 1 January 2020. These rules aim to provide an equivalent legal basis to the respective EU-legislation. In June 2018, the Swiss parliament has adopted the final drafts of the Financial Services Act (FIDLEG) and the Financial Institutions Act (FINIG). In addition, the consultation process of the drafts of the related Financial Services Ordinance (FIDLEV), the Financial Institutions Ordinance (FINIV) and the Supervisory Organisation Ordinance (AOV) has been completed at the beginning of February 2019. Small inconsistencies in these ordinances are planned to be adjusted by the Federal Department of Finance until autumn 2019.
The information in this brochure gives a general overview of taxation at federal level and in the canton of Geneva taking into account 2019 rates, unless otherwise indicated. It is aimed at readers with a sound knowledge of Swiss tax law and of the relevant legislation in Geneva and is intended as a source of reference material.