“A wise man is the one who knows
not everything, just the necessary.”
Eskhil, Ancient Philosopher
|Welcome to the MB GROUP SWITZERLAND AG Resource Center, a host of
sophisticated wealth management material including articles from a broad range of industry resources.
This section covers issues related to the management of businesses and family-owned capital,
and the transfer of assets via inheritance. It also contains in-depth information about Family Office structures and
the services they offer, such as asset protection and management of multi-generational wealth.
Resources such as articles, comments from professionals, summaries, and forecasts will help
you navigate the subtleties of no-risk capital investment in Switzerland for the benefit of your Family.
This collection of valuable knowledge will be particularly useful for high-net-worth individuals, who are considering
drawing up a long-term strategy for the ownership and management of their Family assets.
FINMA publishes ICO guidelines
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA sets out how it intends to apply financial market
legislation in handling enquiries from ICO organizers. The guidelines also define the information FINMA
requires to deal with such enquiries and the principles upon which it will base its responses, creating
clarity for market participants.
Swiss bank becomes
first to offer bitcoin to its richest clients
A Swiss bank is now offering to buy bitcoins for its clients. Investors can ask their asset manager
at Falcon Private Bank, a boutique investment firm headquartered in Zurich, to purchase and store bitcoin on their
behalf – a first for conventional banks. Despite the cryptocurrency’s infamous volatility, this is another indication
that is here to stay.
Initial Coin Offering (ICO) & Co. –
A Swiss Law Perspective
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or Token Generating Events (TGEs) are perceived as an unregulated means of raising
funds by issuing virtual coins or tokens (hereinafter: Tokens) intended to become a new cryptocurrency. Many
start-ups consider ICOs or TGEs as an alternative to the expensive traditional capital-raising processes.
Billionaires And The Global Art Market
Uncovering billionaires’ motivations for spending up to nine figures on precious works of art.
The Top 10 Global Tax Havens For The Wealthy
An estimated US$21 trillion to US$32 trillion of private financial wealth is located, untaxed or lightly taxed,
in tax havens around the world.
Private Island Homes:
The Ultimate Statement
Property For Billionaires
There are currently over 1,000 private islands available for sale, and the market has experienced significant
growth after the recession of 2008-2009.
Switzerland – A New Hub for the Chinese Renminbi?
Switzerland has recently taken a number of key measures to become a hub for the Chinese currency. This better aligns
the Swiss financial sector with the longer-term trends in China, a market with a massive potential.
Gold Hits Lowest Level In Five Years –
What Financial Professionals Say
The yellow metal hit a record level four years ago – but has slid in value and is now at the lowest level in half
a decade. What do wealth managers make of this and what should clients do?
Can The Euro Survive
Despite the cobbling together of a last-minute deal on Greece, the crisis has demonstrated how much the European
project needs a new leap forward.
Corporate Tax Reform
The consultation materials of the Corporate Tax Reform (CTRIII) joint project organization, appointed by the
Confederation and cantons, claim that Switzerland, although being a small country with an open economy, still
actively demonstrates its tax advantages.
Ultimate Trust: Fiduciary Structures for Family Art Collections
The key issues facing sophisticated art collectors who seek to establish fiduciary structures – such as trusts and
foundations – for the long-term protection and management of family art collections.
Keeping it in the Family
There are as many organizational variations of family offices as there are families, their respective needs, wants and
preferences. Whatever form the organization assumes, it should be always able to draw its inspiration, identity and
vitality from the family it serves. It is, after all, the family’s office.
The Unquenchable Thirst for Wine… As an Investment
Wine is no longer just an object of enjoyment – it is now a serious investment commodity. A correlation between
wine and wealth creation shows that currently a quarter of high net wealth individuals own wine collections.
Conciliation with environmental associations allows
for attractive ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun
The agreement between Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (ASS) and environmental associations allows for an environmentally
compatible development of one of the most attractive ski areas in the Swiss Alps. The new ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun
is snow-reliable and very sunny; it will offer many ski runs both for advanced skiers, families and pleasure skiers,
and is easily accessible by private and public transport.