CAS financial regulation

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

CAS 2019 fully booked.
Next CAS starts in April 2021.

MISSION

Our students will

know the substance and the background of global and Swiss financial regulation


work with a legal and an economic focus


see behind the policy concepts in financial regulation


understand the regulatory drivers and trends


meet key actors and practitioners as guest speakers and interact with them

ESSENTIALS

Exclusive and small group of students


All classes taught in English


Classes from April to November 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 delivered jointly by the Universities of Bern and Geneva


Total tuition (including lunches and documentation) CHF 10’800 for regular students (CHF 10’300 for early applications)


Guest students may participate in select single modules for CHF 800 per day


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 one half day of exams on the following dates:

5 April 2019
Role of financial centers – Swiss financial center
Geneva, Aymo Brunetti

6 April 2019
Economic fundamentals of financial regulation
Geneva, Cyril Monnet

26-27 April 2019
Economic fundamentals of financial regulation
Bern, Cyril Monnet

24-25 May 2019
Legal fundamentals of financial regulation
Geneva, Luc Thévenoz

14-15 June 2019
Protecting financial stability
Bern, Hugo Bänziger

16-17 Aug 2019
Protecting insurance clients
Bern, Monica Mächler

13-14 Sept 2019
Protecting investors and markets
Bern, Rashid Bahar

4-5 Oct 2019
Protecting other public interests
Geneva, Christian Bovet, Ursula Cassani, Xavier Oberson

1-2 Nov 2019
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
Former Managing Partner Banque Lombard Odier

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, Member of the Board of Directors Banque Mirabaud & Cie SA

Urs Zulauf
Adjunct Professor of law University of Geneva and Cornell Law School, Consultant in Financial Markets Regulation, Supervision and Enforcement, Bern

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.

Confirmed speakers for CAS 2019 include

Claudio Bazzani
Partner, Homburger, Zurich

Jessie Bühler
Senior Analyst, Enforcement Division, FINMA, Bern

Romeo Cerutti
General Counsel, Credit Suisse, Zurich

Aline Darbelley
Assistant professor, Centre de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Geneva

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 Authority EBA, London

Pablo Faus Pérez
Information Risk Office, Lombard Odier, Geneva

David Garrido
Head Legal, Lombard Odier, Zurich

Stuart Graham
Founder and CEO of Autonomous Research, London

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

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

Alexander Karrer
Ambassador, Deputy State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Federal Finance Department, Bern

Keith D. Krakaur
Partner, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, London

Peter Kurer
Partner, BLR Partners AG, Thalwil

Imène Rahmouni-Rousseau
Deputy Director, Market Operations, Banque de France, Paris (tbc)

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

Roselyne Renel
Chief Credit Officer, Standard Chartered, London

John Reynolds
Partner, Davis & Polk, New York

Flavio Romerio
Partner, Homburger, Zurich

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

Markus Ronner
Head Group Regulatory & Governance, UBS, Zurich

Birgit Rutishauser-Fernandez
Head insurance supervision division, FINMA, Bern

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

Emmanuele Stauffer
General Counsel, Bank EFG, Lugano

René Weber
State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Federal Finance Department, Bern

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

Oliver Wuensch
Strategic Advisor, Oliver Wyman, Zurich

Rolf Wuest
Deputy Swiss Banking Ombudsman, Zurich

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

STUDENTS AND GUEST STUDENTS

Our regular 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 of English


the time and motivation to invest around 30 working days in this study and to take one 3-hour exam


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, Consultant in Financial Markets Regulation, Supervision and Enforcement, Bern


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, 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:

Ursula Cassani, Chair
Professor of law, University of Geneva


David Green
Author and consultant on financial regulation, Senior Adviser for Systemic Policy Partnership LLP and Advisor on Brexit and the City to the Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland RBS


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. Refreshments and lunches are provided onsite and included in the fee.

Bern

Haus der Universität
Schlösslistrasse 5
3008 Bern

Uni Bern

Bern

UniS
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern

Uni Bern

Geneva

Fondation Hardt
Chemin Vert 2
Vandœuvres – Geneva

Uni Genf

CONTACT

Study Coordinator:

Andrea Bigler

Email:

moc.liamtoh@relgib.aerdna

Program Administrator:

Gervais Muja
hc.gernifsac@ajum.siavreg

Phone:

+41 31 558 50 27

Mail:

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