CAS IN FINANCIAL REGULATION

Master the strategic impact of financial regulation

Next CAS will start in March 2023

CAS IN FINANCIAL REGULATION

Understand the economic and legal foundations of financial regulation

Next CAS will start in March 2023

CAS IN FINANCIAL REGULATION

Analyse the new trends and developments in financial regulation

Next CAS will start in March 2023

CAS IN FINANCIAL REGULATION

Taught by academics and experts from government, the industry and private practice

Next CAS will start in March 2023

CAS IN FINANCIAL REGULATION

Innovative teaching

Next CAS will start in March 2023

CAS IN FINANCIAL REGULATION

Awarded by the Universities of Bern and Geneva

Next CAS will start in March 2023

5th

edition

9

modules

17

days
on site

+30

guests
speakers

THIS COURSE IS FOR :

  • 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

AFTER THIS COURSE, YOU WILL :

  • Understand the regulations governing financial markets, the underlying policies and principles 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

Programme

FOUNDATIONS

Swiss financial industry

02 March 2023 – Aymo Brunetti

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

Legal foundations

03 – 04 March 2023 – Luc Thévenoz

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

Economic foundations

24 – 25 March 2023 – Dirk Niepelt

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

INDUSTRIES

Banking

21 – 22 April 2023 – Jo Oechslin
  • Strategic challenges
  • Governance and risk management
  • Capital requierements

Investments

12 – 13 May 2023Rashid Bahar

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

Insurance

02 – 03 June 2023 – Monica Maechler
  • Insurance and regulation
  • Swiss supervisory system in a global context
  • Influence of EU and international standard setters

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Anti-money laundering and sanctions

25 – 26 August 2023 – Katia Villard, Christian Bovet
  • New challenges in anti-money laundering
  • Sanctions policy in a global context
  • Global enforcement

Digital finance

15 – 16 September 2023 – Adrien Alberini
  • Decentralised finance and CDBC
  • Data protection and cyber security
  • Competition policy in a digital economy

Sustainable finance

06 – 07 October 2023 – Xenia Karametaxas
  • Defining sustainable finance and its core concepts
  • Sustainability risks and opportunities for financial institutions
  • Sustainable financial products and the risks of greenwashing

Tailored learning environment

group

Selective group
of participants

Professors from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bern

Professors from the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva

speakers

Guest speakers and panellists from the industry, regulators and government

english

Classes taught
in English

board

A three-day retreat on the Swiss financial industry and the legal fundamentals of regulation

Calendar

Seven two-day sessions
every three weeks on Fridays and Saturdays

Map marker

In-person classes in Bern and Geneva

Innovative teaching

In-class teaching, including case studies and workshops, by experienced faculty members

carte

Keynote lectures by guest speakers from the industry, regulators and government

panel

Panels with experts from the industry, regulators and government

Background readings and podcasts

Assessment through a short paper and a final exam

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, including writing a short paper and passing the final exam, participants are awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Financial Regulations of the Universities of Bern and Geneva (15 ECTS Credits).

The course is recognized as part of the Swiss Finance Institute’s (SFI) Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Banking.

Faculty

The faculty design the content of the modules in close cooperation with the study director.
They teach the major part of the modules themselves:

Aymo Brunetti

Aymo Brunetti
Professor of economics, University
of Bern

Luc Thévenoz

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

Dirk Niepelt
Professor of macroeconomics, University of Bern; president of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics

Joachim Oechslin

Joachim Oechslin
Senior of Advisor, until 2019 Chief Risk Officer Credit Suisse, Member of the Board of Directors SwissRe

Monica Mächler

Monica Mächler
Member of the Board of
Directors Zurich Insurance
Group

Rashid Bahar

Rashid Bahar
Professor of law, University
of Geneva, Partner,
Advestra, Zurich

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

Katia Villard
Professor of law, University of Geneva


Adrien Alberini
Sigma Legal, University of Geneva


Xenia Karametaxas
Policy Advisor, Task Force on Sustainable Finance, State Secretariat for International Finance

Guests Speakers

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

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

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

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

Admission

We admit candidates on the basis of their academic and professional achievements as well as their ability to contribute to the learning experience of the class.

As a prerequisite, candidates must satisfy the following:

University

University degree or equivalent
knowledge and experience

Experience
At least 5 years of professional experience
English

Proficient in English

Tuition: CHF 11,750
Early Bird rate: CHF 10,750 until 30 November 2022
Admission deadline: 31 January 2023

Testimonials

This training was enriching, innovative with high-level speakers.

Very pragmatic and business oriented, with very good academic basis.

A must attend for anyone interested in understanding financial regulation.

Good quality and interesting way to deep-dive in various regulations.

Unique course by integrating economical and legal aspects equally as a clear distinction to other courses.

A window opens to the world of financial regulation.

Sehr interaktive Lernatmosphäre. Grosses Expertenwissen. 

Very well-executed course, with top-notch instructors covering the most important regulatory developments of today and tomorrow. A great opportunity to learn in a collaborative and constructive environment.

Super organisation et accompagnement.

CAS FinReg is relevant, up-to-date, very practical and provided by great instructors and guest speakers.

Brilliant experts and knowlegde of presentors. Good practicionars who knew what the Banking industry sets into business.

A just perfectly organized post-graduate course. The teachers, the choice of just excellent guest speakers, the enriching composition of professionals from all financial services‘ areas, the interesting discussions, the good atmosphere between teachers and students and also among the students, the locations and lunches and, most important, the courses themselves – just „Swiss Finish at its best!

Hohes Niveau des Lehrkörpers. Sehr breit. Aktuell.

Cette formation nous invite à prendre de la hauteur sur les enjeux et répond à mon souhait de disposer des bons outils pour valoriser mon travail et ma compréhension globale des réglementations financières.

    Organisation

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

    Rashid Bahar

    Study director, Professor of law, University
    of Geneva, Partner, Advestra, Zurich

    Aymo Brunetti

    Professor of economics,
    University of Bern

    Luc Thévenoz

    Professor of law, University of Geneva

    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

    Location

    The course takes place in Bern and Geneva. Refreshments and lunches are provided onsite and included in the fee.

    Geneva

    Bern