“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.
The money of the future
They come with enticing names such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, do cryptocurrencies deliver what
Cryptocurrencies - What exactly are they?
The turbulent performance of Bitcoin over the last year has brought this cryptocurrency to the attention
of the wider public. But this currency has actually been around for almost ten years, and an estimated 1,600
other alternative currencies have also sprung up in the meantime. The question is often asked whether these
constructs – which only exist in the form of digital code – can really be considered currencies at all in a
way that bears comparison with the dollar, euro or yen. We will return to this question later in this article.
First of all it is worth establishing what actually lies behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether and
Security and Trust
The Swiss economy is one of the most liberal and competitive economies in the world. Low capital costs,
a stable currency, strong purchasing power, moderate taxation, a federal state system, and economic and
political stability guarantee a high level of security for investments in Switzerland.
Innovation and Technology
Three of Switzerland’s strengths are especially prominent: high degree of innovation, supremely educated
workforce and first-class scientific research organizations. Cutting-edge technologies and a business-friendly
climate also contribute to our country’s productivity.
Environment and Life
Switzerland inspires talented individuals to create and achieve. It’s a country where work, innovation,
creativity, leisure time, family, and recreation are optimally balanced. With a vibrant cultural life,
beautiful scenery, and high-quality real estate, Switzerland offers a high standard of living.
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.