GERIFONDS SA was created in 1970 as a Swiss management company. We are a 100% subsidiary of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV), a universal bank, which acts as custodian for Swiss funds. GERIFONDS SA offers high added-value skills for creating, structuring, administrating and managing Swiss registered funds both in traditional or alternative investments. Our company is supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, FINMA.
GERIFONDS SA can also act as a representative of GERIFONDS (Luxembourg) SA funds which are registered in Switzerland.
GERIFONDS (Luxembourg) SA was created in 2000 as a management company (ManCo). It is a 100% subsidiary of GERIFONDS SA, Lausanne. For the funds registered in Luxembourg our company relies on the custodian services of Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat (BCEE) in Luxembourg.
GERIFONDS (Luxembourg) SA provides the creation, structuring and management of funds registered in Luxembourg such as UCITS and AIF. It is supervised by the Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission, the CSSF.
The fund management profession demands Swiss precision. Thus, if we were to compare it to the prestigious Swiss watchmaking industry, Gérifonds would be the master watchmaker of a prestigious luxury watch manufacturer.
Fund management remains a niche business which requires several areas of expertise which must be combined together in order to meet regulatory requirements. At Gérifonds, we deal internally with all of the components which are involved in the funds.
In 2000, Gérifonds managed 18 funds amounting to CHF 3.1 billion. 20 years later, despite the financial crisis of 2008, Gérifonds employs 35 people and manages 119 funds for total assets worth CHF 16.8 billion.
Our employees are loyal and dedicated thanks to the fact that Gérifonds has remained a company of human scale. Their cross-functional experience and recognised skills are deeply valued by our partners as they contribute to the rapid and efficient processing of projects and procedures. Their participation in continuous training enables them to keep abreast of new legislation and to continually meet the strict requirements of the funds industry which is in perpetual evolution.