Swiss Financial Market Regulation

Regulatory changes in Switzerland will dominate and shape the financial services landscape in large parts for the next years. Market participants will need to familiarize themselves with the new rules today in preparation of the post-implementation era of tomorrow. Working through the new rulemaking will be a challenging task. This website provides an easy, high-level overview by using a pragmatic approach focussing on: (1) the new laws, (2) the impacted market participants and (3) specific topics.

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Current rules, such as in the Federal Banking Act ("BA"), the Federal Collective Investment Schemes Act ("CISA"), the Federal Stock Exchange Act ("SESTA"), the Federal Insurance Supervision Act ("Insurance Supervision Act") on the one hand and the Federal Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Act ("FINMASA"), the Federal National Bank Act ("NBA") and the Federal Anti-Money Laundering Act ("AMLA") on the other hand will soon be complemented or replaced by the following new laws:

- Federal Financial Services Act (Bundesgesetz über die Finanzdienstleistungen (Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz)) ("FIDLEG");

- Federal Financial Institutions Act (Bundesgesetz über die Finanzinstitute (Finanzinstitutsgesetz)) ("FINIG");

- Federal Financial Market Infrastructure Act (Bundesgesetz über die Finanzmarktinfrastrukturen und das Marktverhalten im Effekten- und Derivatehandel (Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz)) ("FinfraG").

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