Regulatory Supervision

Crossbow Partners is regulated by the following supervisory bodies. This includes an initial audit and periodic review of the firm, its processes, its financial standing and the integrity of its employees.

OAK BV - The Swiss Federal Supervisory Agency for Pension Funds

Crossbow Partners is subject of supervision by the OAK BV Oberaufsichtskommission Berufliche Vorsorge, a Swiss Federal Agency regulating and supervising the Swiss Pension fund system (which is privately organised). The OAK BV is the supreme supervisory body which regulates and supervises the Cantonal supervisory agencies.

Since 2014, independent asset managers advising or managing Swiss pension funds' assets are subject to supervision by the OAK BV, which includes an in-depth extraordinary revision by an approved auditing firm with regards to the asset manager's organisation, processes and key staff members.

FINMA Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority

Crossbow Partners has a FINMA license as distributor for collective investment schemes.

VQF - The Association for Quality Assurance in Financial Services

Crossbow Partners is a member of and subject to both regulatory sub-units of VQF:

BOVV - Compliance with Standards in the Asset Management Industry

In its function as an Industry Organisation for independent Asset Managers (BOVV), the VQF supervises and supports independent asset managers with regard to compliance with standards in the asset management industry which have been approved as minimum standards by the Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

SRO GwG - Anti-money-laundering

As a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) officially recognised by the FINMA, the VQF is obliged to supervise its members with regard to the combating of money laundering and the prevention of the financing of terrorism. This also includes regular mandatory training courses.