Switzerland is an open gateway to European, African and Middle-Eastern markets due to its strategic location in the heart of Europe, a location that allows for easy access to over 30 countries by car and (thanks to its leading position in the International Organisation and Non-Governmental Organisation worlds) offers direct links by plane from countries across the globe.
In studies by the World Economic Forum, the World Bank and the OECD, Switzerland is regularly considered one of the most efficient countries in terms of productivity, with a highly diversified economy based on high value added products and services, a production massively oriented towards export markets, well-developed infrastructure, very efficient public administrations and a competitive and stable business environment.
The Swiss market is a good testing ground for the introduction of high technology, and the country spends the most capital in the world on IT. Switzerland is also one of the most advanced countries in research and development, supported by one of the most efficient public education systems, providing the economy with highly qualified workers.
Swiss business is very open to foreigners and as a result, the country has a diverse population representing more than 184 countries. Employers have a choice of operating in four languages other than English; German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Switzerland’s remarkable political stability, independence and the continuous strength of its currency make it a perfect destination for investors. Its suitability is further reinforced by agreements signed with the European Union, that provide for a similar business environment as inside the EU.
The Swiss franc has rightfully been viewed as a refuge through the years due to its stability. It was the currency of choice in the 1970s for Americans and Europeans looking to escape rampant inflation as few other asset classes offered this much protection. In the present day, in a prolonged period of on-again off-again crisis, the Alpine country’s currency is regarded as one of the world's most popular safe-haven investments. Couple this with a strong economy, low national debt, low inflation, low unemployment, efficient capital markets and a highly professional international banking system; Switzerland is definitely a place to consider for your next strategic move!
Our core areas of expertise
TMF Group Switzerland provides a one-stop shop for all of your compliance needs. We can help you with everything from setting up the most appropriate type of entity, to on-going management, accounting, corporate secretarial, payroll and HR services. We work from the top level right down to the basics of compliance, such as setting up compliance deadline schedules, exercising corporate health checks and helping your staff with visas and immigration. Whether you are starting out, enjoying business as usual or winding down TMF Group's Swiss offices can help you through your company's entire life cycle.
Our specialist private client teams create and administer solutions that will provide for extended families, manage multiple and complex cross-border assets, comply with tax and regulatory requirements and plan for estate and business succession. We have one common goal: to create and maintain solutions that protect and enhance your assets. Your personal wealth requires constant monitoring and sophisticated solutions – and that can be both time-consuming and burdensome to manage on your own.
Our in-country teams with local knowledge have the backing of a group with global reach, helping you to do businesses seamlessly across borders.
We help our ultra-high net worth clients protect and enhance their assets: it’s that simple.