CAS financial regulation

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

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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 2018 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:

6 April 2018
Role of financial centers – Swiss financial center
Bern, Aymo Brunetti

7 April 2018
Economic fundamentals of financial regulation
Bern, Cyril Monnet

27-28 April 2018
Economic fundamentals of financial regulation
Bern, Cyril Monnet

25-26 May 2018
Legal fundamentals of financial regulation
Geneva, Luc Thévenoz

28-29 June 2018
Protecting financial stability
Bern, Hugo Bänziger

17-18 Aug 2018
Protecting insurance clients
Bern, Monica Mächler

14-15 Sept 2018
Protecting investors and markets
Bern, Rashid Bahar

5-6 Oct 2018
Protecting other public interests
Geneva, Christian Bovet, Ursula Cassani, Xavier Oberson

2-3 Nov 2018
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

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.

 

The following guest speakers have been selected for Financial Regulation 2017.

Will Amos
Partner, PWC, London

Jessie Bühler
Senior Analyst, Enforcement Division, FINMA

Romeo Cerutti
General Counsel, Credit Suisse, Zurich

Bruno Dorner
Head Legal Service, State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Federal Finance Department, Bern

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

Lionel Fais
Attorney, Legal service, Pictet & Cie, Geneva

Adam Farkas
Executive Director European Banking Authority EBA, London

Marco Franchetti
Swiss Banking Ombudsman, Zurich

Roy Gava
Senior Researcher, University of Geneva

Claudia Fritsche
Partner, BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA, Zurich

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

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

Stuart Graham
Founder and CEO of Autonomous Research, London

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

Eva Hüpkes
Adviser on Regulatory Policy and Cooperation at the Financial Stability Board, Basel

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

Peter Kurer
Partner, BLR Partners AG, Thalwil

Yvonne Lenoir
Senior Internal Consultant, Banque Pictet & Cie SA, Geneva

Philipp Lüscher
Head Investigations, Enforcement Division, FINMA, Bern

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

Jo Oechslin
Chief Risk Officer, Credit Suisse, Zürich

Mark Pieth
Professor for Criminal Law and Criminology, Basel

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

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

Roselyne Renel
Chief Credit Officer, Standard Chartered, London

Cédric Remund
Federal Prosecutor, White-Collar Crime Division, Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, Bern

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

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

Emanuele Stauffer
General Counsel, Bank EFG, Lugano

Olivier Thormann
Head Economic Crime, Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, Bern

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

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:

Anne Héritier-Lachat
Chair, former Chair of the board of directors FINMA, Bern


Ursula Cassani
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

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@unige.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