On 31 May 2016, FINMA opened the consultation phase for the new SST circular which closes on 12 July 2016. The new SST circular will replace the current SST circular 2008/44 from 1 January 2017 and is a complete revision. It includes many changes which impact the insurance industry.
Following the recent issue of a new FINMA circular on ORSA, KPMG Switzerland surveyed leading Swiss insurers to evaluate their response to the new requirements and assess preparedness to comply. Results varied significantly, but one thing is clear: there is still work to be done!
Flight or Fight? Private banks are being faced with a tough decision: whether they prefer to adjust their business and operating models to the new realities or to exit the market. For sure, the recent news of a private bank's insolvency is still considered a rather extraordinary event.