On 29 August 2018, the Swiss Federal Council presented a proposal for a first partial amendment of Swiss inheritance law. The purpose of drafting the law is the adjustment of inheritance law to new societal forms of cohabitation and making corporate succession regulations easier. Of great practical relevance in the case of estate planning is that the previous mandatory portion claims of the descendants are reduced.
The Swiss Federal Council initiated a consultation on an amendment of the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes (CISA), aiming to introduce a new, unregulated fund category called "Limited Qualified Investor Fund (L-QIF)", reserved exclusively for qualified investors. By introducing the L-QIF, Switzerland establishes a Swiss fund category similar to the Luxembourg Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) or the Malta Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF). The consultation of the Federal Council will last until 17 October 2019.
In this episode of LexCast hosted by Froriep, Mark Montanari talks with Cornelia Mattig about the newly proposed amendment of the Collective Investment Schemes Act by the Federal Council. The changes are intended to create a new fund category called Limited Qualified Investor Fund. This Fund would not need an authorisation or approval from FINMA nor would it be supervised by FINMA.