Financial Services

A long way to investor protection – treatment of FinSA and FinIA in the Parliament’s summer session

On 29 May 2018, the National Council discussed the remaining differences between the two parliamentary chambers in the FinSA and FinIA legislative package. For most of the differences an agreement could be found and the National Council followed the propositions made by the Council of States.

Dynamic risks on the rise: the CRO’s role in creating impact

As changes in regulation, technology and customer expectations accelerate, Swiss financial institutions are confronted with a highly complex risk landscape. To what extent does your organization still rely on backward-looking methods that frame risks as static, isolated objects?

Transformative times: Where next for Switzerland’s insurers?

Swiss insurers are no strangers to change. New technologies and ways of working are transforming our industry. In this series of articles, we share our insights into what will be the key challenges and opportunities over the coming year, and what Switzerland’s insurers need to do to stay ahead.

Circumvention of the AEoI: New OECD rules against fictional residences

In March 2018, the OECD accepted the Mandatory Disclosure Rules for CRS Avoidance Arrangements and Opaque Offshore Structures. In parallel, the OECD launched a further initiative called “Preventing abuse of residence by investment schemes to circumvent the CRS”, aimed at fictitious tax residences based on investments.

FIDLEG / FINIG: Anträge der Kommission (WAK-N)

Die Kommission für Wirtschaft und Abgaben des Nationalrates (WAK-N) hat am 26. März 2018 die Vorlage FIDLEG / FINIG vorberaten und dabei ihre Empfehlungen für die in der Sommersession folgende Differenzbereinigung im Nationalrat beschlossen.

FIDLEG / FINIG: Stände- und Nationalrat weiter uneins

Am 7. März 2018 diskutierte der Ständerat die verbleibenden Differenzen im FIDLEG / FINIG zum Nationalrat. Er folgte dabei weitgehend den Anträgen der vorberatenden Kommission (WAK-S), beharrte aber auf wichtigen Differenzen, welche auch ausserhalb des Parlamentes für Diskussionen sorgen dürften.