Contact and licence information
Julius Baer is authorised and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and is licensed as a bank and securities firm. It may therefore provide the full range of wealth management and banking services, including Discretionary and Advisory Mandates, and the purchase, sale, and safekeeping of securities and other financial instruments. Julius Baer also conducts brokerage and payment services, and provides credit and securities financing.
Our investment universe
When Julius Baer selects financial instruments for its wealth management services (Advisory or Discretionary Mandates), it does so based on a predefined investment universe, comprised of both products from entities of the Julius Baer Group and products from a large range of third-party providers.
Based on your knowledge and experience regarding financial instruments and/or your financial situation, you may be classified as either a private client or a professional client. Private clients receive the highest level of investor protection and are provided with more comprehensive information in terms of risks, product characteristics, and advice. Professional clients have a lower level of investor protection. Given their knowledge and experience, and their ability to bear the investment risk associated with financial services or transactions, professional clients are considered to be sophisticated investors, so they have access to a larger investment universe.
If not communicated otherwise by Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., you will be treated as a private client. A reclassification is possible if you meet the necessary requirements. Please consult your relationship manager if you wish to change your client classification.
Trading financial instruments contains opportunities but also bears risks. An understanding of those risks is the basis for sound investment decisions. We recommend reading the brochure below by the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA), before signing an Advisory Mandate Agreement or trading financial instruments.