Capital Trustees is a full member, of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC), the association that brings together trust companies that professionally perform trustee services in Switzerland and that enjoy great prestige and excellent reputation. As such, the company is required to adhere to a code of ethics and conduct in the progress of its business.
In force since January 1, 2020, the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and its relevant execution ordinance (FinIO) sets out the authorisation conditions and organisational requirements for financial institutions subject to prudential supervision. The new regulatory framework also includes the Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the related ordinance.
Art and collectibles can represent a considerable size of the assets held by many HNW individuals, if not the main part. The trust instrument is in this case an appealing solution both for holding and transferring art objects and collectibles. Thanks to its guarantees of segregation, it offers an effective protection of the assets, avoiding their dispersion even more in the case of vast collections that require a reasoned and unitary management.
Capital Trustees, in its internal organisation, has implemented effective management and risk control systems, together with adequate professional insurance guarantees and the requirement of financial stability and minimum capitalization.
Families with global interests require customized solutions. Thanks to our international expertise we have a long history of servicing international clients with a focus on LATAM and US regions. Our objective is to assist our clients in their long-term planning targets and to facilitate the flexible and individualized transfer of families’ wealth to the next generations.
ranking Global Competitiveness Report (World Economic Forum)
billions of USD assets held by CH banks (¼ of the world market)
Swiss Nobel Prizes. 3rd in the world ranking per capita 2017
Our team is extremely qualified and with a proven track record on legal, tax services and corporate fields.
We are not bound by exclusive rights with third-party companies, nor are we part of banking or financial banking groups. This makes us free to evaluate and offer our customers from time to time the service that we consider best in the concrete case, as well as to collaborate without pretense with the professionals and the institutions already of their reference.
We respond to the demands dictated by an increasingly deeper globalization of interests with our international vocation, which manifests itself both through the work of a multilingual team with a sustained familiarity with supranational themes and by benefiting from the collaboration of a well-established network in important financial centers.
By orientating the high professional profiles towards the resolution of questions and the achievement of concrete objectives of the Customer we provide a personalized service to be declined in concrete management activities.
We carefully monitor the environmental changes we are facing, with particular regard to both the technological aspects and the legal reference framework, promptly adapting the internal organizational processes, the profile of the services provided and the relative mode of use.
We are aware of the need to always provide clear and timely responses and the responsibility that is entrusted to us through often absolute delegations on the management of problems or resources and therefore aware that this trust once it has been returned must be ensured. Our personal commitment and dedicated passion are therefore unconditional
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