Financial Services

AEoI’s impact on collective investment schemes and asset managers

If you’re involved in collective investment schemes, you must carefully assess whether you have to fulfil any AEoI obligations. If an entity qualifies as reporting financial institution, it’s important to carry out reporting but also due diligence procedures to identify all reportable persons.
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FinSA: First result of treatment by Economic Commission of the Swiss National Council

The Economic Commission of the Swiss National Council started discussing the FinSA at the end of January 2017. So far, the Commission has treated the first 10 articles of the act. However the controversial question whether insurance companies should remain in the scope of the FinSA or not has been delayed for the time being.
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The AEoI now enforced in Switzerland: what’s next?

The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) has been in force in Switzerland since 1 January 2017. This means that Switzerland will start exchanging 2017 data with the EU member states, Australia, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Canada, Norway and South Korea for the first time in September 2018. But what does this really mean?
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Senkung der Markteintrittshürden für FinTech-Unternehmen

Die Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein hat am 1. Februar 2017 einen Vernehmlassungsbericht zur Anpassung des Bankgesetzes und des Finanzmarktaufsichtsgesetzes publiziert. Ziel der Vorlage ist es, die Eintrittshürden für innovative FinTech-Unternehmen deutlich zu senken. Die Vernehmlassungsfrist dauert bis am 10. März 2017.
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How Swiss private banks can reignite growth

Swiss private banks have been on the defensive for a decade. We think the time has come to go on offense through commercially-driven transformation. By focusing on their strengths, and partnering for their non-core activities, Swiss private banks have a real opportunity to maximize value and grow again.
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How collaboration with FinTechs could generate value for private banks

The FinTech revolution offers private banks the unprecedented opportunity to benefit from digital technologies, innovate and transform their business. Banks taking up the challenge of collaboration – with FinTechs as well as other strategic partners – stand a good chance of finding the way forward.
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