FINMA

FMIA’s reporting start date: More companies must deal with derivative reporting obligations

FINMA’s recent approval of SIX and REGIS-TR as trade repositories for the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA) triggers the date for Swiss companies to begin reporting derivatives. Swiss NFC- firms must now analyze their portfolio and counterparties to assess the regulation’s impact.
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FINMA’s new Public Disclosure rules pose challenges for insurers

Beginning in financial year 2016, Swiss insurance companies will have to meet new minimum disclosures requirements. The rules – set out in the FINMA circular 2016/02 "Offenlegung Versicherer" – are part of the Swiss regulators’ ongoing policy of bringing Swiss supervision into line with its European Union peers under the Solvency II equivalence framework.
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A regulation to fight cyber risks?

The revision of the FINMA Operational Risk Circular 2008/21 will bindingly and explicitly include Cyber Risk in the IT operational risks for banks. Beyond the regulatory requirements for banks, which position shall be adopted when facing Cyber Risks?
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Revision of FINMA’s SST Circular

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.
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Swiss ORSA – The Insurance Market Reaction

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!
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Flight or Fight? Swiss private banks must come off the fence

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.
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