Swiss banks

EBA Outsourcing Guidelines: Swiss banks also affected

The revised FINMA circular 2018/3 “Outsourcing - Banks” has now been in effect for nearly a year. Experience has shown that institutions are having a hard time particularly with the risk-oriented monitoring of their outsourcing providers (including any sub-contractors these may have hired).

Five building blocks to mitigating risk with an effective ICS

It’s been nearly nine months since the deadline to implement FINMA’s Circular 2017/1 “Corporate Governance – Banks”. And the odds are that you still have doubts about the effectiveness of the Internal Control System (ICS).

Bull markets help Switzerland’s private banks to recover

Switzerland’s private banks are emerging from a dark period in their history. The weight of regulatory change over the past ten years has proved too big a burden for some. And structural change in the industry has caused others to go out of business or be absorbed by competitors.

Are you up to speed with the FX Global Code?

Many of Switzerland’s banks haven’t yet adopted the FX Gobal Code. But the tide is changing. Some regulators such as the Swiss National Bank recently signed a Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code and announced its expectation that its counterparties do the same.
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Detecting and preventing financial crime – a huge challenge for Swiss banks

The global significance of the Swiss financial center has made it a focus of efforts to combat organized crime and money laundering. Banks and public authorities are finding themselves faced with a variety of challenges as a result. A new study by KPMG identifies areas where action needs to be taken.

A lack of radical change hits Swiss private banks’ performances

Analyzing the performances of 85 of Switzerland’s 114 private banks produces a bleak picture. Almost every key performance indicator (KPI) deteriorated in 2016 – sometimes significantly. The vast majority of banks have not taken the action needed to reverse their decline.
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