FinSA information

Based on the legal requirements of Art. 8 et seq. of the Financial Services Act (FIDLEG), the following provides an overview of Consilior Ltd. and its services as well as the office of ombudspersons.

FinSA client information

A. Information about the company

Hauptstrasse 53
CH-4127 Birsfelden
+41 61 201 11 80

The financial institution was founded in 2008.

Supervisory authority and audit company
Consilior Ltd. is subject to the supervisory organisation, FINcontrol Suisse Ltd. Under the new Financial Institutions Act (FINIG), from 1 January 2023 all financial institutions will need a licence from FINMA to carry out their professional activities as asset managers. Consilior Ltd. is in possession of this licence.

The financial institution is audited and reviewed by the auditing company Copartner Revision Ltd. both in terms of supervisory law and obligations. The address of the VQF and Copartner Revision Ltd. can be found below.

Copartner Revision Ltd.
St. Alban-Anlage 46
4052 Basle
+41 61 270 21 21

FINcontrol Suisse Ltd.
c/o VQF Association for Quality Assurance in Financial Services
General-Guisan-Strasse 6
6300 Zug
+41 41 763 36 00

Ombudsman’s Office
The financial institution is affiliated with the independent Financial Ombudsman Service Switzerland (FINOS), which is recognised by the Federal Department of Finance. Disputes about legal claims between clients and the financial institution should be settled by the ombudsman’s office as far as possible within the framework of a mediation procedure. The address of the Financial Ombudsman Service Switzerland (FINOS) is given below.

Financial Ombudsman Service Switzerland (FINOS)
Talstrasse 20, 8001 Zürich
+41 44 552 08 00

B. Information on the financial services offered

The financial institution provides asset management services and transaction-based investment advisory services to its clients. In the case of a transaction-based investment advisory mandate with the financial institution, a personal recommendation relating to individual financial instruments is given to the clients. The decision to buy or sell always ultimately remains with the client.

The financial institution guarantees neither a return nor a success within the scope of the investment activity. The investment activity can therefore lead to an increase in value but also to a loss in value.

The financial institution has all the necessary licences to perform the above services.

C. Customer segmentation

Financial service providers must allocate their clients to a legally prescribed client segment. The Financial Services Act provides for the segments “private clients”, “professional clients” and “institutional clients”. For each client, a client classification is determined within the framework of the cooperation with the financial institution. Subject to compliance with certain conditions, the client can change the client classification by so-called opting-in or opting-out.

D. Information on risks and costs

General risks in trading with financial instruments
Investment advisory and asset management services involve financial risks. Our partner banks hand out the brochure “Risks in trading with financial instruments” to all clients before they sign a contract. This brochure can also be viewed at

In case of any further questions, clients of the financial institution can contact their client advisor at any time.

Risks in connection with the service offered
For a description of the various risks that may arise from the investment strategy for the client's assets, reference is made to the corresponding investment advisory or asset management agreements.

In the case of investment advice, the financial institution shall provide its private clients with the basic information sheet of the recommended financial instrument.

Cost information
A fee is charged for the services provided, which is normally calculated on the assets under management and/or on a performance basis. For more detailed information, please refer to the relevant investment advisory or asset management contracts.

E. Information about ties to third parties

In connection with the financial services offered by the financial institution, economic ties may exist with third parties. The acceptance of payments from third parties and their treatment are regulated in detail and comprehensively in the investment advisory and asset management contracts.

F. Information on the market offering considered

The financial institution basically follows an “open universe” approach and tries to make the best possible choice for the client when selecting financial instruments.