Aggregated News From Investment Management Regulators

Switzerland

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

Credit Suisse: FINMA opens proceedings in “Archegos” case and confirms ongoing proceedings in “Greensill” case

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has opened enforcement proceedings against Credit Suisse after the bank suffered significant losses in connection with a US hedge fund (“Archego

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The enforcement report contains anonymised case studies that offer a more in-depth insight into FINMA’s enforcement activities.

FINMA warns of phishing emails

The enforcement report contains anonymised case studies that offer a more in-depth insight into FINMA’s enforcement activities.

Handover of CEO role on 1 May 2021

Jan Blöchliger will replace Mark Branson as FINMA CEO ad interim on 1 May 2021. Michael Waldburger will head the Banks division ad interim from 1 April 2021.

FINMA publishes 2020 Annual Report

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA published its 2020 Annual Report today.

Regulator Information

Abbreviation: FINMA
Jurisdiction: Switzerland

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