Law

CAS Financial Regulation (FinReg) 2023

Master the strategic impact of financial regulation. Understand the law and economics of financial regulation from a Swiss and global perspective. Analyse the new trends and developments in financial regulation. Awarded by the Universities of Bern and Geneva. Innovative teaching.

Information

Period

March 2023 - October 2023
15 ECTS credits
136 Teaching hours

Language

English

Format

On-site – switch over to online-learning if required

Contact

Manuela SIMEON
+41 (0)22 379 99 93
Manuela.Simeon(at)casfinreg.ch

Location

Berne, Genève

Registration

Early bird deadline

31 December 2022

Registration deadline

31 January 2023

Fees:

CHF 11'750.-

Early bird: CHF 10'750.-

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

Our participants will :

  • Understand the regulations governing financial markets, the underlying policies and pinciples and how they shape the Swiss financial industry
  • Gain comprehensive insights in the economic and legal foundations of financial regulation and the dynamics driving its ongoing evolution
  • Master the legal mechanics of the regulatory system and the economic and political forces that shape it at a domestic and international level
  • Think critically on new trends in the industry and how financial regulation responds or fails to respond to them

Audience

Professionals from the Swiss or international financial market (financial industry, financial regulation and legislation, management consultancy, audit, law firms). Experienced professionals working in the industry and regulators aspiring to leadership roles. Regulators and policy makers aiming at understanding the legal and economic forces shaping the financial industry. Emerging leaders wanting to understand new trends in regulation and their impact on ongoing developments in the financial industry. Board members and executives looking to gain a strategic view on how regulation shapes the financial industry

Programme

9 modules (details on: https://casfinreg.ch/) :

  • Swiss financial industry
  • Legal foundations
  • Economic foundations
  • Banking
  • Investments
  • Insurance
  • Anti-money laundering and sanctions
  • Digital finance
  • Sustainable finance

Director(s)

Prof. Rashid BAHAR and Prof. Luc THEVENOZ, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva and Prof. Aymo BRUNETTI, University of Bern

Coordinator(s)

Manuela SIMEON, University of Geneva

Diploma delivered jointly by

University of Geneva, University of Bern

Date(s)

2 March 2023

Location

Neuchâtel

Speakers

Aymo Brunetti

Description

  • Business models, products and markets
  • Comparing financial centers
  • Role of framework conditions

Date(s)

3 March 2023
4 March 2023

Location

Neuchâtel

Speakers

Luc Thévenoz

Description

  • Drivers and actors of financial regulation
  • The regulatory and supervisory toolbox
  • Role of international standards

Date(s)

24 March 2023
25 March 2023

Location

Bern

Speakers

Dirk Niepelt

Description

  • Bank governance, solvency and liquidity
  • Financial crises and government responses
  • Money creation, credit and payments

Date(s)

21 April 2023
22 April 2023

Location

Geneva

Speakers

Jo Oechslin

Description

  • Strategic challenges
  • Governance and risk management
  • Capital requierements

Date(s)

12 May 2023
13 May 2023

Location

Geneva

Speakers

Rashid Bahar

Description

  • Regulating services, conduct and products
  • Protecting investors against market abuse
  • Access to justice in the financial industry

Date(s)

2 June 2023
3 June 2023

Location

Bern

Speakers

Monica Maechler

Description

  • Insurance and regulation
  • Swiss supervisory system in a global context
  • Influence of EU and international standard setters

Date(s)

25 August 2023
26 August 2023

Location

Geneva

Speakers

Katia Villard, Christian Bovet

Description

  • New challenges in anti-money laundering
  • Sanctions policy in a global context
  • Global enforcement

Date(s)

15 September 2023
16 September 2023

Location

Geneva

Speakers

Adrien Alberini

Description

  • Decentralised finance and CDBC
  • Data protection and cyber security
  • Competition policy in a digital economy

Date(s)

6 October 2023
7 October 2023

Location

Bern

Speakers

Xenia Karametaxas

Description

  • Defining sustainable finance and its core concepts
  • Sustainability risks and opportunities for financial institutions
  • Sustainable financial products and the risks of greenwashing

Admission criteria

  • University degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience
  • Proficient in English

Steering committee

  • Prof. Rashid BAHAR, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Luc THEVENOZ, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Aymo BRUNETTI, University of Bern

Scientific committee

The Supervisory Board is responsible for the academic strategy and evaluates the quality of the course. It includes the members of the Executive Committee and the following persons:

Christian Bovet - Chair Professor of law, University of Geneva

Ursula Cassani - Professor of law, Member of the Board of Directors, FINMA, Bern

Susan Emmenegger - Professor of law, Member of the Board of Directors, FINMA, Bern

Cyril Monnet - Professor of economics, University of Bern

Isabelle Romy - Partner Kellerhals Carrard, Professor of law, University of Fribourg

Oliver Wünsch - Partner Banking and Capital Markets, Oliver Wyman, Zurich

Franziska Zimmermann - Director, Sustainability and International Relations, Temasek, Singapore

Number of participants

15 to 25 participants

Experts from regulators, the academics industry as well as share their insights in lectures or on panels. The following guest speakers have participated in the past editions of the CAS FinReg :

GOVERNMENT

Jan Blöchliger - Former Head Banking Supervision Division, FINMA, Bern; Head GWM Switzerland & International / Personal & Corporate Banking Audit, UBS, Zürich

Jessie Bülher - Senior Analyst, Enforcement Division, FINMA, Bern

Thomas Dünser - Head Staff Office for Financial Center Innovation, Liechtenstein National Administration, Vaduz

Alice De Chambrier-Blokker - Public Prosecutor, Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, Bern

Patric Eymann - Head Enforcement Division, Member of Executive Board, FINMA, Bern

Adam Farkas - Executive Director, European Banking Agency

Arie Gerszt - Federal Finance Administration, Formerly State Secretariat for International Financial Matters, Federal Finance Department, Bern

Andreas Heinemann - Former President Swiss Competition Commission, Professor, University of Zurich

Michael Manz - Ambassador, Head Financial System & Markets, State Secretariat for International Finance, Bern

Alexander Karrer - Former Deputy State Secretary for International Finance

Benoit Mojon - Head of Economic Analysis, BIS, Basel

Cédric Remund - Former Public Prosecutor, Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, Bern

Birgit Rutishauser-Fernandez - Head Insurance Supervision division and Deputy CEO, FINMA, Bern

Rupert Schaefer - Member of the Direktorium, BAFIN Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, Former Head Resolution and Recovery, Member of the Executive Board, FINMA, Bern

Rolf Wuest - Deputy Swiss Banking Ombudsman, Zurich

Fritz Zurbrügg - Former Vice-chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank, Zurich

INDUSTRY

Claudio Bazzani - Partner, Homburger, Zurich

Thomas Büess - Board Member, Swiss Life and other companies, Zurich

Marc Cohen - Partner, Mayer Brown, Washington D.C.

Romeo Cerutti - Former General Counsel, Credit Suisse, Zurich

Martin Eichmann - Trust Center Head Singapore, Credit Suisse, Singapore

Pablo Faus Pérez - Information Risk Office, Lombard Odier, Geneva

David Garrido - Group General Counsel, Lombard Odier Group Zurich

Jörg Gasser - CEO Swiss Banking Association

Stuart Graham - Founder and CEO of Autonomous Research, London

Christoph Hiestand - Group General Counsel, Julius Baer Group Ltd, Zurich

John Reynolds - Partner, Davis & Polk, New York

Flavio Romerio - Partner, Homburger, Zurich

Markus Ronner - Group Executive Board, UBS Group AG and UBS AG

Cornelia Stengel - Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Zürich

Franziska Zimmermann - Director, Temasek, Singapore

ACADEMICS

Jeremy Bacharach - Former PhD candidate, Centre de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Geneva,  Associate at Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva

Ursula Cassani - Professor of law emerita, Board member FINMA, Geneva

Aline Darbellay - Assistant Professor, Centre de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Geneva

Célian Hirsch - PhD candidate, Centre de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Geneva

Fabien Liégeois - Attorney-at-law, Senior Researcher, Centre de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Geneva

Xavier Oberson - Attorney-at-law, Professor, University of Geneva, Geneva

Philippe Paech - Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics, London

Mark Pieth - Professor of law emeritus, University of Basel, Basel

Nina Reiser - Professor of law, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen

Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht - Professor of law, University of Basel, Basel

 

 

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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