Legal basis

Provisions on the Guarantee Fund will be found primarily in the LOB and those concerning the 2nd Pillar Central Office in the Vesting Law and Vesting Ordinance. The regulation on the Guarantee Fund and the Guarantee Fund ordinance define the organisation and tasks of the fund in more detail.


The basic provisions on the Guarantee Fund will be found in Art. 54 - 59 LOB.

Chapter 1: Legal bodies responsible

Chapter 2 Guarantee fund

Links to the systematic collection of federal law:

Federal law on the occupational old-age, survivors and disability benefit plan(LOB) of 25 June 1982; SR 83140


GF ordinance

The Guarantee Fund ordinance regulates financing of the Guarantee Fund (contribution systems) and the payment of benefits.

Links to the systematic collection of Federal law:

The possibilities of cash payment are set out in the Federal law on vested benefits in occupational, retirement, survivors and disability benefit schemes (vested benefits act; FZG):

Art. 5 cash payment

Art. 25 f limitation of cash payments to the Member States of the European Community, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway