At the initiative of a group of Independent Financial Advisors and under the auspices of the Swiss Group of Independent Financial Advisors (GSCGI) it has been agreed to create a high level international centre in the form of a Swiss Foundation in the field of finance, asset management and global financial counseling.

The objectives of the CIFA are the following:

To protect and defend the interests of Independent Financial Advisors, at national and international levels, by creating a unique network of resources both in Switzerland and internationally.
To propose and present projects to national and international authorities for the harmonization of differing operating rules and regulations within the member states represented by CIFA.
To facilitate the implementation of new rules and procedures imposed by national and supra national authorities.