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Launch of Swiss Fund Platform
Switzerland's first independent fund platform for asset managers
Zürich (ots) - As Switzerland's first independent fund platform, Swiss Fund Platform Ltd. (www.swissfundplatform.ch ) offers asset managers unique access to numerous fund providers and takes over the collection as well as the entire administration of trailer fees on their behalf.
On the one hand, Swiss Fund Platform Ltd. manages contracts with fund providers and collects trailer fees, thereby substantially reducing asset managers' administrative expenses. On the other hand, Swiss Fund Platform Ltd. creates the transparency asset managers need when dealing with their clients. «Asset managers have constant access to the terms and conditions negotiated with fund providers while detailed reporting provides them with a suitable tool to create transparency via-à-vis their clients and keep conflicts of interest at a minimum», says Michael Däppen, Managing Director of Swiss Fund Platform Ltd.
At present, asset managers can choose from over 1,000 funds offered by a total of 18 fund providers. Among others, they include large providers such as Man Investments AG, Bank Vontobel AG, Lombard Odier, Skandia and Banque Cantonale Vaudoise BCV as well as smaller providers such as Anaxis S.A. and Plenum Investments AG (see www.swissfundplatform.ch ). «Still in the setup phase, our platform is expanding step by step. Contracts with renowned fund providers are close to conclusion. The more asset managers are involved, the more fund providers it will attract, and vice versa. We aim to offer asset managers an independent, easy-to-use platform which helps them provide their clients with the transparency necessary in the performance of collective investment schemes», says Stefan Bucher, Managing Partner at Swiss Fund Platform Ltd. Independence gives Swiss Fund Platform Ltd. an edge over all other fund platforms in Switzerland. Lilian Klose-La Scalea, Managing Director of Swiss Fund Platform Ltd., comments: «With Swiss Fund Platform Ltd. selecting fund providers that meet our clients' needs, our fund universe is not as limited as that of other platforms. On top of that, asset managers are offered transparent access to trailer fees independent of their custodians. As a distinct quality feature, "boutique funds" take their rightful place in our fund universe, ensuring that Swiss Fund Platform Ltd. perfectly complements the banks' own fund platforms.»
Together, Stefan Bucher, Michael Däppen and Lilian Klose-La Scalea make a powerful team that has built up extensive know-how in the field of collective investment schemes. As Managing Partner of the company, Stefan Bucher is responsible for strategic management. Michael Däppen, Managing Director of Swiss Fund Platform Ltd., is in charge of operational management while Lilian Klose-La Scalea, Managing Director and proven hedge fund expert, is responsible for fund provider selection at Swiss Fund Platform Ltd.