NEWS

MiFID II – The Countdown has started

Only 195 days left to the entry into force of the MiFID II directive! The European Commission and ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) have already issued numerous guidance and ... Read more

MiFID II Assessment event, 13 June 2017

Geissbühler Weber Fidinam SA organised, at the Grand Café Al Porto in Lugano, an event adressed to local exernal asset managers and banks regarding the european directive MiFID II. In this ... Read more

LOOKING BACK AT SUCCESSFUL ATHLETIC PAST

The athletic past of Alex Geissbühler (Partner of Geissbühler Weber & Partner AG and President of the Board of Directors of GWFi SA) is worth a mention and reflects a ... Read more

THE CLIENT ONBOARDING PROCESS AS A TEST OF PATIENCE

Streamlining the onboarding process in digitization projects: how far can we push it from a regulatory perspective? Alex Geissbühler, Managing Partner Geissbühler Weber & Partner AG - Zürich Nowadays, there is ... Read more

Launch opening event GWFi SA, March 23 2017

On March 23 2017, Geissbühler Weber Fidinam SA welcomed banks, trust companies, asset managers and other appreciated guests at Seven Restaurant in Lugano to launch its new activity, already ... Read more

FIRST ROUND VICTORY FOR EXTERNAL ASSET MANAGERS

Results of the detailed consultation of the Economic Affairs and Taxation Committee of the Council of States on the Federal Financial Services Act (FinSA) and Federal Financial Institutions Act ... Read more

Convention in Lugano FFSA, FinIA, MiFID II

On 29 September 2016, with the occasion of an important event organized by Banca Stato of Canton Ticino in Lugano, Geissbühler Weber Fidinam SA was invited to present to the ... Read more

What happens in case “it” happens? – An independent party shall bring clarity

"It" is manifold Where rules are set, rules can be broken. If this happens, sanctions are applied expecting that "It" will not happen again. This sounds relatively straightforward. Not ... Read more

Aged Corporate Governance circulars for banks – time for a makeover!

On 1 march 2016 the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) informed about its intention to “modernize” and “tighten” the supervision requirements regarding corporate governance, the internal control system and ... Read more

FATCA: The Responsible Officer’s duty

The entry into force of the FATCA agreement brought extensive documentation and reporting requirements for the Responsible Officer (RO). This includes the implementation of an effective compliance program and ... Read more
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