FINSA Client information
Based on the legal requirements of Art. 8ff. of the Financial Services Act (FINSA), we would like to supply you with this information sheet which provides an overview of Aquamarine Zürich AG (hereinafter referred to as the «financial institution») and its services.
A. Company information
The financial institution was established in 2015.
Supervisory authority and audit firm
The financial institution has been licensed as a manager of collective investment schemes since 2015 and is therefore subject to prudential supervision by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. Within the scope of this supervision, the financial institution is audited and reviewed annually by the audit firm BDO AG, both in terms of supervisory law and code of obligations. The address of FINMA and BDO AG can be found below.
Audit Firm Name: BDO AG
Address: Schiffbaustrasse 2
Zip Code / City: 8031 Zurich
Phone: + 41 44 444 35 34
The financial institution is affiliated with the independent ombudsman Finanzombudsstelle Schweiz (FINOS), which is recognized by the Federal Department of Finance. Disputes concerning legal claims between the customer and the financial services provider should be settled by an ombudsman’s office, if possible, within the framework of a mediation procedure. The address of Finanzombudsstelle Schweiz (FINOS) is stated below.
B. Information on the offered financial services
The financial institution provides to its clients asset management services in collective investment schemes.
For further information on the collective investment scheme and the general risks, specifications, and operating procedures, please refer to the relevant prospectuses and factsheets.
The financial institution does not guarantee any yield nor performance of investment activities. The investment activity can therefore lead to an appreciation in value and to a depreciation in value.
The financial institution has the necessary licenses to perform the above services.
C. Client segmentation
Financial service providers are required to classify their customers into a client segmentation as legally established. The Financial Services Act provides for «retail customers», «professional customers» and «institutional customers» segments. For each customer, a customer classification is determined within the framework of the cooperation with the financial institution. Subject to certain conditions, the customer may change the customer classification by opting in or opting out.
D. Information on risks and costs
General risks associated with financial instruments transactions
The asset management services involve financial risks.
Clients of the financial institution may contact the financial institution at any time if they have any further questions.
Risks associated with the offered services
For a description of the various risks that may arise from the investment strategy for clients’ assets, please refer to the relevant asset management agreements.
Information on costs
A fee is charged for the services rendered, which is usually calculated on the assets under management and/or on a performance basis. For more detailed information, please refer to the relevant asset management agreements.
E. Information about relationships with third parties
In connection with the financial services offered by the financial institution, commercial relationships with third parties may exist. The acceptance of payments from third parties and their treatment are detailed governed in the respective asset management agreements.
F. Information on the market offer 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.