Capital Trustees is a full member, unique in Ticino, 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.

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Affiliation OAD FCT

Capital Trustees, as a professional financial intermediary, is subject to supervision over the proper fulfillment of its due diligence obligations under the Money Laundering Act (MLA). This supervision, under the jurisdiction of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), is carried out through affiliation with the Canton Ticino Self-Regulatory Organization (OAD-FCT), which is itself subject to FINMA authorization.

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FinIA - New regulation for Trustees

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.

For the first time, the Trustees fall within the scope of the prudential supervision in the same way as other financial services providers who carry out, in whatever form, the activity of asset management.

Prior to engage in business operations and activities, it is required to obtain an authorisation issued by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and subject to stringent requirements in relation to:

  1. the minimum capitalization;
  2. existence of adequate guarantees or existence of adequate insurance coverage on professional liability;
  3. presence of adequate own funds;
  4. annual auditing;
  5. professional skills possessed by their employees, in terms of adequate training and sufficient accumulated experience;
  6. adequate risk management and effective internal control entrusted to subjects not involved in supervised activities.

Ongoing prudential supervision of Trustees – as well as of individual client’s portfolio managers – is performed by one or more supervisory organization accredited by FINMA.

Capital Trustees meets the requirements of the Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and has adopted a series of measures in line with the new standards.

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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.

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Switzerland key factors

Agreements against double taxation
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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