FINMA

Revised basis for video and online identification

The FINMA Circular 2016/07 “Video and online identification” has been partially revised in order to stay abreast with the latest technological developments - on the one hand, it has become more stringent, on the other, certain aspects have been relaxed.
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CDB 20: Stricter professional standards in the fight against money laundering

Stricter self-regulation is an important building block in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. What are the implications of the revised due diligence standards for financial intermediaries?

How FINMA’s ICO Guidelines impact future ICOs in Switzerland

Facing a rising tide of ICO inquiries, FINMA’s ICO Guidelines provide a more transparent regulatory framework. The guidelines address the regulatory treatment of ICO structures, anti-money laundering regulation and securities law. We offer insight into the guidelines’ impact on future ICOs in Switzerland.
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Neues Scheidungsrecht – Anforderungen an die Pensionskassen

Obwohl das Neue Scheidungsrecht bereits per 1. Januar 2017 in Kraft gesetzt worden ist, lohnt es sich für Pensionskassen, sich nochmal eingehend damit auseinander zu setzen: Welche Anforderungen müssen umgesetzt werden und wie sind die neuen Transaktionsarten in der Jahresrechnung darzustellen?
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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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