Aggregated News From Investment Management Regulators

Switzerland

FINMA recognises adjustments to the Asset Management Association Switzerland’s self-regulation as a minimum standard

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA recognises the adjustments to the Asset Management Association Switzerland’s self-regulation as a minimum standard.

FINMA recommends portfolio managers and trustees submit licence applications in good time

Half way through the three-year transition period, only 180 out of around 2,400 portfolio managers and trustees affected have so far submitted a licence application to the Swiss Financial Market Supe

FINMA issues first-ever approval for a stock exchange and a central securities depository for the trading of tokens

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has issued two approvals to operate financial market infrastructures based on so-called Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Swiss Takeover Board: Hans-Peter Wyss elected as new member

The Board of Directors of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has appointed Hans-Peter Wyss to the Swiss Takeover Board with effect from 1 November 2021.

Urban Angehrn to become FINMA CEO

The Board of Directors of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has appointed Urban Angehrn as the authority’s new CEO. The Federal Council has approved this decision.

LIBOR replacement: FINMA clarifies derivative trading obligations

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA is publishing further guidance on the replacement of the LIBOR reference rate by the end of 2021.

FINMA specifies transparency obligations for climate risks

Banks and insurance companies are required to inform the public adequately about their risks.

Swiss Steel Holding Ltd.: rejection of the appeal against the Swiss Takeover Board’s decision of 5 March 2021

FINMA’s Takeover and State Liability Committee rejects the appeal against the Swiss Takeover Board’s decision 750/02 of 5 March 2021 regarding Swiss Steel Holding Ltd.

FINMA allows chip scanning in online identification process

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA is adapting due diligence requirements in connection with client onboarding via digital channels to take account of technological developments.

Diem withdraws licence application in Switzerland

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA announces that Diem Networks GmbH is withdrawing its application for authorisation as a payment system in Switzerland, which was already at an a

FINMA publishes the partly revised Circular “Health insurance under the ICA”

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA is integrating its existing and established supervisory practice on supplementary health insurance, specifically the protection of insured perso

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Abbreviation: FINMA
Jurisdiction: Switzerland
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