Building trust, preserving wealth, providing comfort
DNM Swiss AG - Swiss Trustee
DNM Swiss AG is an independent, Swiss-based, owner-managed company dedicated to protecting and preserving our clients’ assets. We specialize in providing trustee and corporate services to successful entrepreneurs and families who are deeply invested in safeguarding wealth and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. Our experienced and dedicated team is committed to building stable, sustainable partnerships and delivering bespoke, risk-averse solutions.
DNM Swiss AG is one of the first licensed Swiss trustees regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), Switzerland’s independent financial-markets regulator with a mandate to supervise banks, financial institutions, and related service providers.
Independence - Trust - Confidentiality
DNM Swiss believes the best way to protect your legacy is to treat it like our own.
Your goals are our goals. Working closely with you, we build an open and honest relationship based on trust and mutual respect.
We take responsibility for the assets entrusted to us, handling them with confidentiality and care.
Excellence is our prevailing attitude
As licensed trustees, DNM Swiss offers the following services:
- Planning, set up, and day-to-day management
of international trusts, including professional trustee and protector services
- Project management and family office services
- Planning, incorporation, and management of international standalone and underlying companies
- Professional director services
- Preparing financial statements (Swiss GAAP or IFRS)
- FATCA and CRS reporting
Creating values, providing confidence and reassurance
Switzerland is one of the world’s leading financial centres. Known for its neutrality, economic and political stability, and highly skilled workforce, the country has high ethical standards, clear and fair laws, and an excellent reputation. In addition, Switzerland is home to many reputable banks and financial service providers with strong local and international networks. These factors and more set the country apart.
Switzerland does not have national trust legislation. However, the country ratified the Hague Convention on July 1, 2007, and thereby acknowledged any foreign law trust that falls within the Convention’s definition of trusts. Swiss lawmakers then introduced new provisions related to trusts in the Swiss Private International Law Act and the Federal Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Act. Subsequently, the Swiss federal tax administration enacted a tax circular, which addresses definitions of trusts and related parties of trusts and their tax positions in Switzerland. By ratifying the Convention and adding these provisions, both trustees and settlors now have more clarity and certainty – and foreign settlors may establish trusts under any foreign law that provides for trusts with Swiss trustees.
Trustee operating in Switzerland
The Swiss trust industry’s reputation for integrity and accountability got another boost when the Swiss Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) became law on January 1, 2020. Now, trustees operating in Switzerland must be licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
In 2021, DNM Swiss AG was one of the first Swiss trustees licensed by FINMA.
Integrity, Neutrality, Stability & Reputation
We are a small team of multidisciplinary and dedicated trust services specialists. Our collective knowledge and expertise working in small and large organisations enable us to handle all matters, regardless of complexity, confidently.
This team provides solutions to protect your assets for the future of both you and your loved ones. They help you plan and manage your estate according to your wishes.
With over 17 years’ experience in Swiss trust and asset management, Daria is a specialised trust and estate planning practitioner with extensive knowledge in fiduciary services. Before founding DNM Swiss AG, she was a Senior Trust Manager, Partner, and Member of Management at a well-known and respected independent trust and corporate service provider in Switzerland.
In addition to managing the company, Daria guides wealthy clients through the complex world of international trusts. With an intimate understanding of their needs, she helps them develop just the right solution for their family’s unique situation. She handles the planning, setup, and daily administration of intricate international trust structures, foundations, and companies to preserve her client’s wealth, increase its value, and smooth the transition to the next generation.
Daria is convinced that modern trust structures have a solid future in Switzerland and are best suited to serve the complex and demanding needs of wealthy families. She is open and honest and willing to go the extra mile to ensure she provides highly reliable and effective trustee services.
Daria holds a STEP Diploma in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the leading worldwide body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates, and related issues. A firm believer in continuing education, she constantly develops her professional expertise to stay current and offer her clients a consistently high level of service.
Daria is fluent in German, English and Russian. Conversational in French and Italian.
Phone:+41 44 515 77 81
Anastis holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Manchester.
Anastis is a full member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)
In 2005 Anastis joined a UK Top Ten Accountancy Firm as an auditor involved in the audits of multinational organizations operating In a wide spectrum of industries. He was also involved in due diligence projects for Corporate Finance / M&A deals and IPO.
In 2009 he joined a privately owned Property Management Company in the UK as the Head of Finance Department.
In 2011 he joined a Fiduciary Service Provider heading the Corporate Services Department.
In 2013 Anastis joined Executive Business Consultants Ltd as a Manager in EBC Corporate Department.
In 2015 Anastis was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Executive Business Consultants Ltd. and is currently Co-Head of Corporate Services within EBC specializing in corporate structuring and corporate management.
Elena has over thirty years’ experience in business and legal consulting and fiduciary services. Before joining DNM Swiss AG, she managed an extensive portfolio of international structures as a Senior Trust Officer for a trust company in Liechtenstein. In that role, Elena developed tailor-made solutions for wealthy clients worldwide, handling the setup and administration of foundations, trusts, establishments, and companies across multiple jurisdictions. Her career began in the early 1990s in Moscow, where she first advised multinational corporations and private individuals on legal and tax matters at one of the first Swiss Law firms to open in Russia and later transitioned to wealth planning and company administration.
To set up a structure that will serve a family’s interests across generations, Elena considers it essential to understand the client’s needs and wishes inside and out and thoroughly analyse their individual situation and plans. Once that structure is in place, Elena focuses her energy on administering all aspects and being highly responsive to ongoing changes and needs.
She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG) with a specialisation in banking and financial services. She is also a Swiss Certified Specialist for Finance and Accounting and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Elena is fluent in German, English and Russian.
Phone:+41 44 515 77 88
Memberships & Partners
Trustee services involve a complex, diverse array of expertise – from accounting and administration, to investing and asset management, to tax consulting and everything in between. DNM Swiss AG collaborates closely with select partners to provide a complete range of services. In addition, longstanding associations add value by giving us unfettered access to best-in-class products and highly specialized experts.