ARIF is a self-regulating body approved by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for the supervision of the financial intermediaries referred to in article 2 para. 3 of the Swiss Federal Law on combating money laundering and terrorism financing (AMLA). ARIF is also recognized by FINMA as a professional organization for laying down rules of conduct relating to the practice of the profession of independent asset manager within the meaning of the Swiss Federal Act on collective investment schemes (CISA).

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Association Romande des Intermédiaires Financiers
Rue de Rive 8
Case postale 3178
1211 Genève 3

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Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

FINMA is a regulator tasked with protecting investors, creditors and policyholders. It also ensures that the financial markets in Switzerland function properly. Part of its statutory mandate is therefore to publish information for individuals, issue public warnings and receive well-founded complaints from the public about licence holders.

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ARIF is a self-regulatory organism (SRO) recognised by the FINMA

Founded in Geneva on March 15th 1999, ARIF is a private non-profit association of public utility, whose purpose is to assist in the prevention of and the fight against money laundering in relation with the Swiss Federal Act on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Financial Sector (MLA).

In 2009, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has recognised the self-regulatory provisions of ARIF (Code of deontology) for independent asset managers.

ARIF is a self-regulatory organism (SRO) recognised by the Swiss Federal State according to Article 24 of the MLA.

As unique multidisciplinary SRO based in the French speaking part of Switzerland, ARIF is independent from any professional association or political body.

ARIF currently has more than 490 members and is open to any non-banking financial intermediary acting in Switzerland.

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List of self-regulatory organisations (SROs) recognised by FINMA

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