Welcome to GWM Switzerland

We are Financial Advisers who live & work with you in Switzerland.
Expert Independent Lifestyle planning in the heart of Europe.

Find out what you need to know

• Live the lifestyle you desire

• How to grow and protect your wealth

• How to get into the saving habit

By downloading your FREE E-Guide "Financial planning in Switzerland"


Future Proofing Your Finances whilst living in Switzerland...

When your career takes you to Switzerland many Expats find financial planning can be complicated. Sound international advice, independent choices and secure, confident decisions are required...

‘Having the right Financial Plan in place can make those difficult decisions a little easier,’

Why choose GWM?

We are a leading international independent Financial Advisory firm which has been providing global client conscious financial advice for almost 20 years. We live, work and support the local community here in Switzerland.

About us...

As you are living and working in Switzerland, it makes sense that your financial planner should be close by and understand the local challenges you may face when planning your finances.

Established in Geneva, GWM has grown the Swiss office over the last ten years and know how best you can take advantage of the many benefits of living in the country.

If you are living in Switzerland and would like some help to get your finances in order you can either download our FREE Swiss brochure or contact us at:

For a face-to-face meeting with one of our Consultants Call +41 22 710 7864 or e-mail: swiss@gwm-intl.com

For you to consider about our Financial Advisers...

As a brief overview, here are some of the reasons why you should protect, plan and provide that you make the most of your wealth whilst working in Switzerland...

  • Cross Border Advice

    Different Cantons have different laws and regulations, and often many expats live in France and travel to work in Switzerland.

    Knowing the implications, benefits and pitfalls of cross-border advice is how GWM has grown to be the largest and most recognised Financial Planning brand in the region.

  • Portability & Flexibility

    Portability is often a major requirement for expats in Switzerland, often moving within Europe and requiring financial solutions which can do the same.

    Whether it be helping you understand the Three Pillars, the recent changes to French tax law or finding the best education for your children, GWM Planners can help simplify your choices and find the best ones for you.

  • Investment, Protection & Planning

    In Switzerland GWM helps you plan for the lifestyle you dream of, ensuring your family is protected against the worst and are ensuring your hard earned savings are working as hard for you as you have for them.

    So whether you would like advice on any UK pensions or local advice on your healthcare scheme, GWM has the knowledge to deliver.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it against the law to manage my money in order to reduce my tax bill?

No. You are entitled to plan with your money to position you best for taxation, this is not tax evasion. Using overseas investment products in order to reduce your tax liability is completely legal. The savings that smart wealth management strategies can deliver can add up to tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds, dollars or euros over your lifetime.

If I invest overseas, will my money be safe?

By adhering to the following guidelines, you'll have a much better chance of ensuring that your money is safe:

  • Don't invest in jurisdictions that are politically unstable
  • If you don't want to risk big losses, invest in lower risk options
  • Always transfer the money you're investing directly to the product provider, rather than through an adviser
  • Choose a jurisdiction for your investment that is regulated by the relevant financial regulatory body - do your research

Can I transfer my UK pensions into any overseas pension scheme?

No you can’t. The scheme needs to be recognised by HMRC otherwise you may receive an extremely large penalty.

Why do I need to have a retirement review?

As an Expat living and working in Switzerland you should consider the benefits of moving your UK pension offshore. Your GWM adviser will review your current retirement plan and explain how you can create a tax efficient retirement and inheritance plan.

Where are the best overseas investment jurisdictions?

There's no definitive answer to this one; finding the right jurisdiction depends on your personal objectives. Some locations offer better tax benefits, while others will give you greater flexibility or a higher rate of investor protection. Our financial advisers at GWM can show you the different options available and explain the specific benefits related to each jurisdiction.

How long should you save for?

It really depends on what you want to save for and how much you want to save. If you would like to retire in 15 years then choose 15 years but make sure whatever amount you save is something you can afford during that time. This helps you have a clear picture of your target amount in retirement which you can then manage over time.

If you’re earning a lot more for say the five years you plan to work abroad then it makes sense to save a larger amount but over a shorter period of time.

'No one plans to fail - they simply fail to plan'...

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How can GWM help ?

With so many different providers and solutions on the market today it can be hard to know which advice to trust.

Worldwide Presence

GWM is a UK regulated international financial planning firm with over 7,000 clients and over half a billion US dollars under management.

Why choose us?

  • Regulated and Qualified Consultants

    All of our Planners are qualified to provide financial advice from the jurisdictions in which they operate.

    GWM boasts being one of the few Planning companies to have an in-house Investment Committee comprising both internal and external specialists. All overseen by our own in-house Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Safety and Security

    GWM is fully independent and can choose from an extensive range of potential solutions. However the most important decision is the security of where your money is held. GWM mainly use UK Crown Dependencies or territories with similar protection and the same transparent regulations.

  • Independent and Transparent

    It is important you are confident that the advice you receive is truly independent. GWM can offer a range of pricing options including fixed fee, initial fees or provider based. You can be sure though that all charges are transparent and you know how much it will cost and what you can expect before opening any plan.

  • Using the latest technology

    GWM has a number of options for keeping in touch. Depending the service you choose we hold interactive web meetings, online conferencing and Seperately Managed Account (SMA) investor platforms with cutting edge client portals. Our SMA platform provided by Praemium International recently won the Lonsec Awards for best investment platform. GWM uses client portal technology to manage the application process, taking away as much of the hassle from you as possible.


If you are living in Switzerland and would like some jargon-free, independent help

to get your finances in order then please get in touch and we’ll see if we can help.

Please call us on:

+41 22 710 7864