CAS financial regulation

High quality post-graduate course in the law and economics of financial regulation

MISSION

Our students will

understand the analytical approaches of global and Swiss financial regulation


know the substance and the background of financial regulation


work with a legal and an economic focus


see behind and challenge the policy concepts in financial regulation


understand the current and future regulatory drivers and trends


meet in person key actors and practitioners as guest speakers

ESSENTIALS

Global, European and Swiss focus


Coverage of financial regulation, supervision and enforcement


Faculty and guest speakers with economic and legal focus and background


Personal interaction between faculty, guest speakers and students


Exclusive and small group of students


All classes taught in English


Classes from April to November 2017 in Bern and Geneva


Classes in 3 week intervals on Fridays and Saturdays


Student evaluation based on two exams and a short paper


Certificate of Advanced Studies from the Universities of Bern and Geneva


Total tuition (including lunches) CHF 10’800 for regular students


Guest students may participate in select single modules


Applications due 30 September 2016 (early registration) and 30 November 2016. To apply click on the application button on the right.


Course is recognized in the Swiss Financial Institute’s (SFI) «Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Banking»


PROGRAM

Eight modules on 16 full days of teaching on 8 Fridays and 8 Saturdays from 9.15 am to 5.15 pm and 2 half days of exams on the following dates:

 

7 April 2017
Financial markets and the Swiss financial center
Bern, Aymo Brunetti

8 April 2017
Economic fundamentals of financial regulation
Bern, Cyril Monnet

28-29 April 2017
Economic fundamentals of financial regulation
Bern, Cyril Monnet

19-20 May 2017
Legal fundamentals of financial regulation
Geneva, Luc Thévenoz

9-10 June 2017
Protecting financial stability
Bern, Hugo Bänziger

25-26 Aug 2017
Protecting insurance clients
Bern, Monica Mächler

15-16 Sept 2017
Protecting investors and markets
Bern, Rashid Bahar

6-7 Oct 2017
Protecting other public interests
Geneva, Christian Bovet, Ursula Cassani, Xavier Oberson

3-4 Nov 2017
Enforcing financial regulation
Bern, Urs Zulauf

 

FACULTY

The faculty members design the substance of the eight modules based on the framework set up by the course executive committee. They teach the major part of the modules themselves and provide the key context:

 

Rashid Bahar
Associate Professor of law, University of Geneva, Partner Baer & Karrer, Zurich

Hugo Bänziger
Guest professor, London School of Economics, Managing Partner Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

Christian Bovet
Professor of law, University of Geneva, Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA

Aymo Brunetti
Professor of economics, University of Bern, Chairman of the Swiss government’s «Future of the Financial Center Advisory Board»

Ursula Cassani
Professor of law, University of Geneva

Monica Mächler
Member of the Board of Directors Zurich Insurance Group and of the Supervisory Board Deutsche Börse AG

Cyril Monnet
Professor of economics, University of Bern, Swiss doctoral program manager Study Center Gerzensee

Xavier Oberson
Professor of law, University of Geneva, Partner Oberson Abels, Geneva

Luc Thévenoz
Professor of law, University of Geneva, Chairman Swiss Takeover Board, Member of the Board of Directors Banque Mirabaud & Cie SA

Urs Zulauf
Adjunct Professor of law University of Geneva and Cornell Law School, Head Client Tax Policy Credit Suisse Zurich

GUEST SPEAKERS

The CAS Executive Committee selects distinguished academics and practitioners as guest speakers from regulators or authorities, the financial industry and legal and management consultants. They provide theoretical and practical context in guest lectures and on panels.

The following guest speakers had been selected for Financial Regulation 2016. The list of guest speakers for the CAS Financial Regulation 2017 will be presented at a later stage.

Adam Farkas
Executive Director European Banking Authority EBA, London

Morten Bech
Principal Economist, Bank for International Settlements, Basel

Dirk Bliesener
Partner, Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt

Romeo Cerutti
General Counsel, Credit Suisse, Zurich

Margaret Cole
Partner, General Counsel on the Executive Board, PWC, London

Mirjam Eggen
Associate Professor, University of Bern, Bern

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

Marco Franchetti
Swiss Banking Ombudsman, Zurich

Claudia Fritsche
Partner, BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA, Zurich

Peter Giger
Head insurance supervision division and Deputy CEO, FINMA, Bern

Andreas Gottschling
Chief Risk Officer, Erste Oesterreich; Vienna

Hans Kuhn
Partner, Zulauf Partner, Zurich

Peter Kurer
Partner, BLR Partners AG, Thalwil

Michael Lauber
Attorney General of Switzerland, Bern

Vincent Martenet
President, Swiss Competition Commission, Professor, University of Lausanne

Antoine Martin
Function Head, Money and Payments Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Patrick Odier
President, SwissBanking, Chairman of the Board Banque Lombard Odier, Geneva

Andrew J. Pincus
Partner, Mayer Brown, Washington D.C.

Roselyne Renel
Chief Credit Officer, Standard Chartered, London

John Reynolds
Partner, Davis & Polk, New York

Flavio Romerio
Partner, Homburger, Zurich

Daniel Roth
(until May 2016) Head, Legal and Regulation, Swiss Finance Department, Bern

David Ruetschi
Head of the Civil Law and Civil Procedure Unit, Federal Office for Justice, Bern

Rupert Schaefer
Member of the Executive Board, Head Strategic Services Division FINMA, Bern

Christoph Schelling
Ambassador, Head Tax Division, State Secretariat of International Financial Matters (SIF), Federal Department of Finance, Bern

Frank Schnewlin
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Swisslife, Vice-chairman of the Board of Vontobel Holding, AG, Zurich

Olivier Thormann
Head Economic Crime, Swiss Public Prosecutor’s Office, Bern

David Wyss
Member of Executive Board, Head Resolution Division, FINMA, Bern

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

Confirmed guest speakers for CAS 2017 include:

Jörg Gasser
State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Federal Finance Department, Bern

STUDENTS AND GUEST STUDENTS

Our students should have

a university or equivalent degree


three years of professional experience in a position related to Swiss or international financial markets (e.g., financial industry, financial regulation and legislation, management consultation, auditing, law firms)


a good working knowledge in English


the motivation to invest around 30 working days in this study, to pass exams and to write and present a short paper


an open mind to interact intensively with peer students, faculty and guest speakers


Our guest students wish to attend select course modules and are welcome if seats are available. Guest students pay a fee of CHF 800 per day.

ABOUT US

The CAS Executive Committee is responsible under the CAS study charter for the course:

Urs Zulauf
Study Director, Adjunct Professor of law, University of Geneva and Cornell Law School, Head Client Tax Policy Credit Suisse Zurich


Aymo Brunetti
Professor of economics, University of Bern, Chairman of the Swiss government’s „Future of the Financial Center Advisory Board“


Luc Thévenoz
Professor of law, University of Geneva, Chairman Swiss Takeover Board, Member of the Board of Directors Banque Mirabaud & Cie SA

 

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

Anne Héritier Lachat
Chair, until 2015 Chair of the board of directors FINMA, Bern, Adjunct Professor of law, University of Geneva


Ursula Cassani
Professor of law, University of Geneva


David Green
Author and consultant on financial regulation, Senior Adviser for Systemic Policy Partnership LLP and the Jersey Financial Services Comission


Isabelle Romy
Partner Foriep, Professor of law, University of Fribourg, Member of the Board of Directors UBS


Cyril Monnet
Professor of economics, University of Bern


Frank Schnewlin
Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Swisslife, Vice-chairman of the Board of Vontobel Holding AG, Zurich


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

LOCATIONS

The course takes place in first class locations guaranteeing the focus in teaching and providing high quality catered lunches:

 

Bern

Haus der Universität
Schlösslistrasse 5
3008 Bern

 

 

Bern

UniS
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern

 

Geneva

UNI-MAIL
Boulevard du Pont-d’Arve 40
1205 Geneva

CONTACT

Study Coordinator:

Dr. Roy Gava

Email:

roy.gava@casfinreg.ch

Program Administrator:

Gervais Muja
gervais.muja@casfinreg.ch

Phone:

+41 31 558 50 27

Mail:

CAS Financial Regulation
Centre de droit bancaire et financier
UNI-MAIL
1200 Genève 4