Financial Regulation After the Swiss Elections: Revolution or Same Old?

22 Nov 2023

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Join CFA Society Switzerland on 22 November for an insightful webinar exploring regulatory developments in Switzerland and the EU, from the impact of the recent parliamentary elections in Switzerland to FINMA's ongoing regulatory agenda.

The 22 October parliamentary elections in Switzerland brought a significant shift to the right and serious bloodletting of environmental parties. What will the further strengthening of the EU-critical SVP mean for EU-Swiss relations? What is to be expected in such areas as EU market access, artificial intelligence, crypto regulation, systemic banking regulation?

Our experts will discuss the newest trends in the Swiss regulatory landscape from the great political lines, including interactions between EU and Swiss regulatory efforts, to FINMA’s detailed regulatory agenda.

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Dr. oec. publ. Jakob Schaad

Dr. oec. publ. Jakob Schaad

Jakob Schaad is partner at LINDEMANNLAW and responsible for Government Relations & Lobbying. He supports clients in building stable and fruitful relationships with decision shapers and makers in government, civil society and the relevant business community. His expertise is the shaping of regulatory developments throughout all executive and legislative levels both in Switzerland and internationally. As a second area of expertise, he manages research projects and teaches in the area of finance and asset management. Jakob holds a doctorate in economics of the University of Zurich with maximum mention. During his long and distinguished career, before joining LINDEMANNLAW, he held several senior positions at the Swiss National Bank and the International Monetary Fund, advised the Swiss Minister of Economic Affairs as Economic Policy Advisor during the global financial and economic crisis, served as the Deputy CEO of the Swiss Banking Association, worked as Vice Director of Avenir Suisse and advised an innovative wealthtech during its buildup. Jakob is fluent in German (including Swiss German), English, and French, has school knowledge in Italian and basic knowledge in Russian.

Markus Winkler, CFA

Markus Winkler, CFA

Markus Winkler is Counsel and member of the Financial Services Practice Group of Pestalozzi Attorneys-at-Law in Zurich. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance of products and processes in financial services, especially in combination with technology-related applications. Before entering legal practice, Markus worked for more than 10 years at UBS in various business roles, including product management of fund-based portfolio management and multi-manager solutions as well as cross-border compliance. He holds degrees in law and mathematics and is a CFA charterholder since 2004.