7th Annual URPP Conference 5 June 2019
Topic: The new Federal Financial Services and Financial Institutions Act
Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Venue: Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich
Presentations: For the slides, please see the German Version of this website.
51st Forum Financial Market Regulation of 8 May 2019
Topic: The future of data-driven finance
Speaker: Prof. Ross P. Buckley (KPMG Law - King & Wood Mallesons Professor of Disruptive Innovation and Law, UNSW Sydney)
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Venue: University of Zürich
50th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 29 March 2019
Speaker: Prof. Andreas Schrimpf (BIS)
Date: Freitag, 29. März 2019, 12.15 - 13.30 Uhr
Venue: Universität Zürich
49th Forum Finanzmarktregulierung of 5 February 2019
Topic: A Tale of Two Financial Safety Nets: The Euro Area and Switzerland
Speakers: Attila Arda and Jan Nolte (both International Monetary Fund, Financial Sector Assessment Programme Switzerland FSAP)
Date: 5 February 2019, 12.15 - 1.45 pm
Venue: Universität Zürich, RAI, Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich
4th FIDLEG-Symposium of 29th January 2019
Topic: FIDLEG (Federal Financial Services Act) - Distribution and Products
Date: Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 1:30 - 6:15pm
Venue: University Zurich, RWI, Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich
One Year of Implementation of the MiFID II - MiFIR
Conference co-organised by the Hellenic Association of Banking and Capital Markets Law and the URPP
Date: Monday, 10 December 2018
Venue: Athens, Nomiki Bibliothiki Publishing House Europa Conference Room, 23 Mavromichali str., Athens
1st International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum of 24th October 2018
Topic: Research on FinTech, InsurTech and Blockchain
Date: 24 October 2018, 08:00-05:15pm
Venue: Kraftwerk, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich
47. Forum Finanzmarktregulierung 7 November 2018
Topic: Responsibilities in the case of a bank crisis (in German)
Speaker: Dr. Rastko Vrbaski (FINMA)
Date: 27. November 2018, 12.15 - 13.45 Uhr
Venue: Universität Zürich, RAA, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich (Auditorium)
47. Forum Finanzmarktregulierung of 7 November 2018
Dr. Marc Mauerhofer (FINMA) spoke about the new risks in the area of money laundering in the age of cryptocurrencies.
46. Forum Finanzmarktregulierung 04 October 2018
In this seminar, Prof. Dr. Samuel P. Baumgartner and Prof. Dr. Tanja Domej (both UZH) gave an overview of the legal protection in financial market law. Their talk was divided into two parts: i) Advantages and disadvantages of US-Class Action and ii) reform projects in Switzerland.
6th Annual Conference 6 June 2018
Topic: Towards the Euro‘s third decade:
regulatory challenges for Europe and implications for Switzerland
Keynotes: Thomas Wieser (Former Chairman, Eurogroup, Brussels);
Prof. Charles Wyplosz (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Date: Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 12:00-6:40 pm
Venue: University Zurich, Rämistr. 59, 8001 Zürich (RAA-Auditorium)
|Charles Wyplosz||Presentation_Wyplosz_URPP 2018 (PDF, 218 KB)|
|Wolfgang Ernst||Presentation_Ernst_URPP_2018 (PDF, 194 KB)|
|Mathias Hoffmann||Presentation_Hoffmann_UFSP 2018 (PDF, 421 KB)|
|Seraina Grünewald||Presentation_Grunewald_URPP_2018 (PDF, 250 KB)|
|Federico Fabbrini||Presentation_Fabbrini_URPP 2018 (PDF, 240 KB)|
|Thomas Wieser||no slides|
Please consult the invitation for details of the programme. The conference language is English.
45. Forum Financial Market Regulation of 22 May 2018
In this seminar (in German), Dr. Reto Schiltknecht gave an overview of the current Swiss deposit scheme, and he touched upon the main challenges facing the scheme.
FIDLEG/FINIG Vortragsveranstaltung 17. April 2018
At the university of Liechtenstein, this event highlighted the current developments in Swiss financial services law, which are also important for the Liechtenstein financial center - above all those national financial intermediaries that operate across borders.This event took place in co-operation with the Institute of Law at the University of Liechtenstein.
44. Forum Financial Market Regulation of 13 April 2018
In this timely seminar (in German), Prof. Dirk Niepelt from the University of Berne gave background to the Swiss "Vollgeldinitiative". The initiators of this initiative claim that a full-money reform would make the financial and banking system crisis-proof and safer. The public vote will take place on 10 June 2018. Prof. Niepelt talked about the basic idea of the initiative, and he suggested an alternative.
43. Forum Finanzmarktregulierung of 12 April 2018
Dr. iur. Romeo Cerutti, Rechtsanwalt, LL.M. (General Counsel and Member of the Executive Board Credit Suisse Group AG) gave a seminar on regulatory trends in the global financial markets (in German).
42. Forum Finanzmarktregulierung of 23 March 2018
Prof. Luc Laeven (Director-General, Research Dept., European Central Bank) gave a seminar on "Safe Asset Shortages: Evidence from the European Government Bond Lending Market". This Forum was a joint event with the Department of Banking and Finance. Please see the invitation for further detail.
41. Forum Financial Market Regulation of 15 March 2018
Dr. Alessandro Rebucci (Carey Business School Edward St. John Real Estate Programm; Economics Department of Krieger School of Art & Science) gave a seminar (in English) on his recent research on house prices and capital flows. Based on his recent and ongoing research on house prices and capital flows, Dr. Rebucci presented a set of stylized facts about residential house prices in advanced and emerging markets, a theoretical framework to think about the role of house prices in the transmission of capital flows shocks and some evidence on the importance of the exchange rate regime and macro-prudential policies in mitigating countries’ vulnerability to such shocks. Dr Rebucci concluded highlighting areas of future research, with particular reference to his work in progress on the ongoing German housing boom.This Forum is a joint event with the Department of Economics UZH and ETH.
40th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 28 February 2018
Juliet Beckwith (Legal Counsel, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd) gave a presentation about blockchain and smart contracts in the reinsurance industry. In the Q & A, she was joined by Prof. Helmut Heiss (University of Zurich) and Peter Wedge (Global Contracts Knowledge Manager, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd).
39th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 14 December 2017
Dr. Filipa Sà from the School of Management & Business, King's College London, gave a seminar on the effect of foreign investors on local housing markets, using evidence from the UK. Further detail can be found in the invitation below.
38th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 14 December 2017
Dr. Stijn Claessens from the Bank for International Settlement gave a seminar on "Bank Capital, Portfolio Rating Change and Loan Conditions" . Further detail can be found in the invitation below.
Symposium of 3 November 2017
Topic: Blockchain from a central Bank Perspective
This one-day symposium, jointly organized by the Universities of Zurich and Lucerne, brought togetherexperts from central banks, the financial services industry and academia in order to discuss legal, economic and technical ramifications of central bank digital currencies and blockchain-based securities.
37th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 31 October 2017
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Raschauer of the University of Liechtenstein discussed the new data protection regulation and its effects on financial intermediaries. Further detail can be found in the invitation below and in his slides.
36th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 27 September 2017
Mark-Oliver Baumgarten has been working as an economic attorney in Zurich for more than 20 years. He is an economic consultant with his own office in Basel and supports as consultant and attorney Mercury Compliance in Zurich, a specialist law firm specializing in financial markets. In this forum, he addressed the new Swiss market regulation Fidleg and FINIG in their impact on the relationship between the bank and the external asset manager. Please see for further details the invitation.
5th Annual Conference of the URPP of 14 June 2017
Topic: Corporate Governance of financial institutions
Keynote-Speech: Walter B. Kielholz (Swiss Re)
Topics: Which lessions were learnt from the financial crisis? Are the reforms effective? What is the position of Switzerland in an international comparison? Is there a best practice of corporate governance with regards to financial institutions?
Speakers: Prof. Kern Alexander (UZH), H.E. Etsuro Honda (Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation, Ambassador for Financial & Economic Affairs in Europe), Andreas Ita (UBS), Dr. Reto Schiltknecht (FINMA) and Prof. Alexander Wagner (UZH, SFI).
Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 9:30am-5:30 pm (incl.reception)
Venue: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zurich (RAI-G-41)
Datum: Mittwoch, 14. Juni 2017, 9:30-17:30 Uhr inkl. Apéro
Ort: Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich (RAI-G-41)
|Kern Alexander||Praesentation_Kern Alexander (PDF, 1264 KB)|
|Andreas Ita||Praesentation_Andreas Ita (PDF, 319 KB)|
|Reto Schiltknecht||Praesentation_Reto Schiltknecht (PDF, 317 KB)|
|H.E. Etsuro Honda||Praesentation_H E Etsuro Honda (PDF, 1377 KB)|
Detail about the programme can be found in the "Einladung" and in the conference report.
35th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 1 June 2017
Bruno Dorner from the Swiss State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (SIF) gave some background to the Federal Financial Services Act and Financial Institutions Act.
Please see the invitation and the presentation for further information.
34th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 23 May 2017
Dr. Monica Mächler (attorney-at-law, board member of various financial service providers) discussed the issues surrounding the new insurance regulation. This talk was held in German.
Please see the invitation for further information.
33rd Forum Financial Market Regulation of 3 May 2017
Pierre M. Gentin (Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, New York; Lecturer, MBA Program, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia) draws on twenty-five years of experience including nearly two decades as a senior in-house lawyer for a Swiss-based financial services company and as a lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice, to describe how American regulatory investigations have evolved over the years, and to consider what effect the recent American election may have on U.S. investigations of European companies in the future. There are no slides available.
EFDI ▪ ESISUISSE ▪ URPP UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
FINTECH SYMPOSIUM ▪ 13 March 2017, Zurich
FinTech, a new challenge for deposit insurance?
On Monday, 13 March 2017 everybody interested in the question whether or not „FinTech Poses New Challenges for Deposit Insurers“ should come to Zurich, Switzerland. Why? Because on this day EFDI, esisuisse and the URPP Financial Regulation of the University of Zurich will host a conference at the university dealing with exactly this question.
The scope of the symposium will include new forms of deposits such as crowdfunding, mobile subscription or e-payment. Deposits in virtual currencies like Bitcoin and new cross-border settings will also be dealt with. All these new factors bear the risk of deposits “disappearing” in unexpected ways which will most probably lead to special regulation for start-ups and new legislation for FinTech companies (RegTech). The speakers will also consult the famous crystal ball and discuss legal and technical developments.
Who will these experts be? Representatives from the University of Zurich and other academics will address the audience. Specialists from various central banks, regulators, venture capital experts, as well as IADI (International Association of Deposit Insurers) and EFDI (European Forum of Deposit Insurers) representatives will speak at this symposium addressing issues that could not be more topical.
|Nadia Manzari||Presentation_Manzari (PDF, 596 KB)|
|Presentation_Schaefer_new (PDF, 422 KB)|
|Presentation_Schaad (PDF, 1079 KB)|
|Presentation_Wyss_Bucherer (PDF, 326 KB)|
|Presentation_Stevenson_new (PDF, 743 KB)|
|Presentation_Lopez (PDF, 534 KB)|
|Presentation_De Lisa (PDF, 797 KB)|
|Presentation_Zellweger-Gutknecht (PDF, 95 KB)|
32. Forum Financial Market Regulation of 3 March 2017
Prof. Gregor Matvos (Universität Chicago, Booth School of Business) gave a presentation about the market for financial adviser misconduct. This forum took place in co-operation with the Department of Banking & Finance at the University of Zurich.
More information can be found in the invitation and the paper.
31. Forum Financial Market Regulation of 28 February 2017
Richard Olsen (Lykke Corp.) and Dr. Martin Hess (Partner, Wenger & Vieli) presented the new global market exchange "Lykke".
Further information can be found in the invitation and in the presentation.
30th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 1 December 2016
Prof. Florian P. Ederer from the Yale School of Management talked about the issues arising from common ownership, competition and top mangement. Further detail can be found in the invitation and in the paper.
The 3rd FIDLEG-Symposium of the URPP took place on Wednesday, 09 November 2016.
Topic: FIDLEG - Distribution and Sale of financial products
Presenters: Luca Bianchi, RA, Niederer Kraft & Frey AG
Stephanie Comtesse, RAin, Bär & Karrer AG
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Thorsten Hens, IBF, UZH
Prof. Dr. iur. Rolf Sethe, RWI, UZH
Stefan Simon, RA, HSW Legal AG
Please find further information in the invitation below.
The 29th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 25 October 2016
Prof. Werner Hildenbrand from the University of Bonn discussed Thomas Piketty's analysis in the best-selling book "Le Capital au XXIe siècle". The talk was in English. Further detail can be found in the invitation.
The 28th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 19 October 2016
Prof. Arthur B. Laby from the Rutgers Law School (The State University of New Jersey, USA) will talk about the fiduciary structure of investement management regulation. The talk is in English. Further detail can be found in the invitation.
The 27th Forum Financial Market Regulation of 22 September 16
Dr. Michel Kähr from FINMA will talk about reorganisation law and insurance companies. The talk is in German. Further detail can be found in the invitation.
4 th Annual Conference of the University Research Priority Project (URPP) Financial Market Regulation of 8 June 2016
Subject: "FinTech: New Challenges for the Legislator and the Supervisor"
The programme for the conference and further information is outlined in the invitation (please refer to the link below).
|Abraham Bernstein||Big Data: Herausforderung oder Chance für die FinTech Industrie? (PDF, 11979 KB)|
|Urs Haeusler||Schweizer Regulierung aus FinTech Sicht und im internationalen Vergleich (PDF, 1689 KB)|
|Thomas Puschmann||Überblick über das FinTech Ökosystem der Schweiz (PDF, 3644 KB)|
|Gerhard Schwabe||Mensch oder Maschine - wie wird zukünftig beraten? (PDF, 1166 KB)|
|Rolf H. Weber||Regulierung von Robo-Advice (PDF, 374 KB)|
Media reports on the 4th annual conference of the URPP Financial Market Regulation:
Farewell Lecture Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber of 31 May 2016
Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber gave his farewell lecture on the subject of
"Framework for and Directions of Global Legal Developments"
("Rahmen und Wege für globale Rechtsentwicklungen")
Zurich meets London - a Festival of two Cities 17-21 May 2016
Within the framework of the Zurich meets London festival, the University of Zurich and the London School of Economics & Political Science organised a public panel discussion on the subject of
"Financial Market Regulation: Exploring the impact of MiFID II"
|Presentations and Panel Discussion:|
|Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens||Financial Economics, University of Zurich|
|Prof. Dr. Niamh Moloney||Law, London School of Economics & Political Science|
|Prof. Dr. Kern Alexander||Law & Finance, University of Zurich|
|Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber||Civil, Commercial and European Law, University of Zurich|
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Council Chamber, Charles
Clore House, 17 Russel Square, London
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., followed by a short reception
26th Forum Financial Market Regulation on 10 May 2016
Rodolfo Straub, Head SIX Exchange Regulation, will give a lecture about the implication of the new financial markets regulation on the Swiss stock exchange.
"Between the Federal Financial Market Infrastructure Act and the Financial Services Act - the view from the Swiss Exchange"
Further detail can be found in the invitation.
25th Forum Financial Market Regulation on 12 April 2016
Prof. Dr. Niamh Moloney of the London School of Economics will give a lecture about consumer protection issues in financial market regulation.This will be followed by a short talk on the Swiss perspective by Prof. Dr. Franca Contratto.
"Consumer Protection Issues in Financial Market Regulation"
Further detail can be found in the invitation.
24th Forum Financial Market Regulation on 6 April 2016
Prof. Dr. Niamh Moloney of the London School of Economics will speak about the new MiFID II regulation and its implications for cross-border banking. This will be followed by a short talk on the Swiss perspective by Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber.
"MiFID II and its implications for Cross-border Banking"
Further detail can be found in the invitation.
"FIDLEG special - Assurances" – Seminar on 17 March 2016
Conference on the implications of a future FFSA (Federal Financial Services Act) on the insurance sector.
Organiser: Europe Institute at the University of Zurich in collaboration with the URPP Financial Market Regulation
Chairpersons: Prof. Dr. Helmut Heiss, Dr. iur. Ulrike Mönnich, Prof. Dr. Rolf Sethe
Venue: Kongresshaus Zurich, Gotthardstrasse 5, 8002 Zürich
23nd Forum Financial Market Regulation on 15 March 2016
Attorney-at-law Daniel Zuberbühler, former vice-president of the FINMA and member of a bank's board of directors, gave a talk on the subject of
"Risikomanagement als Kernaufgabe - Erfahrungen eines Ex-Regulators, Beraters und Bankverwaltungsrates"
Further detail can be found in the invitation.
22nd Forum Financial Market Regulation on 10 March 2016
Prof. Dr. Christos Gortsos of Panteion University Athens gave a speech on the subject of
"The vicious circle between sovereign and banking crises: case studies from the euro area and policy responses"
Further detail can be found in the invitation.
2nd Symposium on the FFSA (Federal Financial Services Act) on 3 February 2016
Topic: "FIDLEG oder FIDLEG light? - Richtungsenetscheide der Botschaft
Speakers: Dr. iur. René Bösch, Attorney-at-law
Alex Geissbühler, Attorney-at-law
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Thorsten Hens
Prof. Dr. iur. Rolf Sethe
Fee: CHF 100.- including coffee break refreshments