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Swiss Trustee Licence (FINIG)
20. October 2022

FINMA granted us the licence as a Swiss Trustee

On October 20 we were granted the FINMA Trustee Licence. For us this is a sign of confidence as well as a seal of quality for our many years of work in the industry.

We are planning to use the licence for new mandates once it comes into force. We will be available for clients and advisors who require a FINMA-licensed trustee as from 1 January 2023.

on our own account
30. August 2022

Application to become Swiss Trustee forwarded from supervisory organisation to FINMA

We are proud to announce that our application to become a FINMA licenced Swiss Trustee was approved by the supervisory organisation OSFIN and is now with FINMA for final approval. We are looking forward to take on this new challenge and are getting ready to work under the new rules and regulations.

Are you thinking about retirement?
Or are you searching for a new home for a few mandates which require a Swiss licenced Trustee?

Please reach out to us and we are happy to discuss the options we can offer.

on our own account
3. May 2021

Roland Waldvogel - new Executive Trust Officer

We welcome Roland Waldvogel who joins our Team as Executive Trust Officer. We have altready worked with Roland in earlier years.

Roland is a trained economist, TEP and member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international structuring, estate-planning solutions and financial planning. In the last 8 years he was responsible for Anglo Saxon trusts and solutions and supported his colleagues when dealing with international structures.

Roland is working with families in the UAE (Dubai) and Canada.

on our own account
31. December 2020

Regula Huber becomes Partner

In the process of the ongoing succession, Regula Huber became shareholder and partner by the end of September 2020. Walter Huber will reduce his workload as of May 2021, but will continue to be aroung for client work and complex problem solving. We all look forward to exctiting work with our clients in a multigeneration team.

Trustees need a FINMA license
22. August 2020

for peers and lawyers:
Are you looking for a practical, independent and in the future to-be FINMA licensed trustee for your clients ?

We are a financial service provider regulated under SRO Polyreg and we are currently in the process to become a FINMA licensed Trustee. We are looking for Trustee mandates which we can manage together with you or for you.
For over 35 years we have been taking care of our clients, these days ware servicing some 60 families in a boutique set up. We would be very happy to start working for you and your clients. Being a family business with an established succession, we act independently and flexible. We aspire to establish a trusty collaboration !

If you are interested, please contact us:

Walter Huber, Regula Huber, Renata Pellegrino
Huber Partners AG
Rämistrasse 7
8001 Zürich
044 396 88 33

Economic Substance Rules
30. June 2020

Reporting: The first financial period ends on 30 June 2020

Most of the countries offering Offshore Domiciliation for companies have introduced Economic substance rules. The relevant laws have been enacted in the first days of January 2019. For many these new set of rules did not sink into consciousness until spring 2019. Whoever administers an Offshore company in one of the countries concerned (Channel Islands, Isle of Man, BVI, Cayman etc.) must check whether the company is to be classified of engaging in a so-called “relevant activity”. Among others, trade structures, companies that own intellectual property and receive royalties or "pure equity holding" companies are affected. Those affected should address the relevant issues as soon as possible. Restructuring/reorganization takes time and should - whenever possible - be completed or initialized before 30 June 2020.
Non-compliance with the rules will result in fines and/or imprisonment for natural persons. The companies concerned can be deleted from the register. To be deleted from the register sooner or later results in the loss of the assets held by the company.

  • 30 June 2020: the Registered Agents must ensure that the requirements of the BOSS Act are actually met. Within 6 months after the end of the financial period, the Registered Agent must make the necessary entries in the so-called BOSS registered agent (RA) database. For this purpose, he needs appropriate confirmations from the administrators / Directors of the company.
  • September 2019: the BVI have incorporated new reporting rules into the BOSS Act (Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System).
  • January 2019 - most countries offering Offshore companies have made corresponding legal provisions.

FINMA Licence as Trustee
1. January 2020

we have applied for a Trustee licence with FINMA

On 15 June 2018, Parliament adopted the Financial Services Act (FIDLEG) and the Financial Institutions Act (FINIG). The FINIG essentially standardises the licensing rules for certain financial institutions. We act as trustees for many of our clients. This activity now requires a licence from FINMA. We have applied for the licence. There is a 3-year transition period.

on our own account
31. December 2019

Expansion of the management board

Ms Regula Huber has joined the management board as per 1 January 2020.

No news are good news
29. December 2019


Since summer 2013 FATCA is keeping us busy and we work closely with competent experts on the upcoming issues. The banks are asking for more paperwork every day in order to understand who is behind a bank account. Form triumphs over contents, unfortunately.
We are moving ahead in a complex world!

Liechtenstein Register of Beneficial Owners
15. December 2019

The register must be completed not later than end of January 2020

The Liechtenstein Service Providers must complete the entries in the Register of Beneficial Owners with the data of the persons concerned. This new law is based on the 4th AML Directive of the European Parliament.

  • 1 August 2019 the new law has been enacted.
  • 6 December 2018 The Principality creates a new law: a Register of Beneficial Owners of Liechtenstein legal entities.

on our own account
20. December 2018

Signature right for Ms. Huber

We congratulate Ms Regula Huber. The Board of Directors has granted her signature right for Huber Partners AG. She is signing jointly by two.

New Information
1. July 2013

More competence added

Alain Gass joins our team. More than 15 years back he was already in Walter Huber's team in Basle. We are very happy to have him back as a resting pole in our office.