Pulling forward thanks to our knowledge.

Pulling forward thanks to our knowledge.

November 2014

Solvency II: Preparatory Phase - What needs to be done next?

Early preparation is essential for meeting the new requirements that will apply when Solvency II becomes effective. The presentation summarizes the current status and provides an outlook on the next steps which need to be performed.

October 2014

Operational risk management - Risk prevention when dealing with electronic client identifying data

To strengthen the confidentiality of client identifying data (CID) the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has published Appendix 3 of the FINMA Circular 2008/21 (Operational risks at banks) which will become effective on January 1st, 2015. In this publication we are describing the major challenges arising during the implementation of Appendix 3.

October 2014

CTI Project: Multi-period portfolio construction with macro-economic turning-point signals

We are pleased to announce that the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) has accepted a joint research proposal by InCube Group AG, Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (ZHAW) and University of Sydney. The research project will be jointly funded by InCube Group AG and the CTI and will last 29 months.

More information on the CTI can be found here:

Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)

September 2014

FinfraG / EMIR - What you need to know

Please find below the slides presented at the FinfraG / EMIR conference on 23 September 2014. 

September 2014

Fundamental Review of the Trading Book; Part 1

This is the first issue in our series on the Basel initiative to fundamentally revise the trading book regulation known as “Fundamental Review of the Trading Book”. We provide an overview of its history, content, and objectives and highlight major industry challenges and latest developments.

August 2014

What you need to know about FinfraG/EMIR

Seminar on OTC derivatives regulations according to the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA/FinfraG) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR):

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 3.30 p.m.

Hotel Schweizerhof, Bahnhofplatz 7, Zurich

Guest speaker: Reto Ziltener, Head Prime Services, Zuercher Kantonalbank

February 2014

Qualitative liquidity risk requirements – proposed changes

Overview of proposed changes to the Liquidity Ordinance and FINMA Circular 2013/06 “Liquidity Banks” in Switzerland (implementation of Basel III liquidity risk).

February 2014

Basel 3.5: Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

Summary of the 2nd consultative document on the fundamental review of the trading book (revised market risk framework) of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued in October 2013.

January 2014

OTC derivatives regulation – Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA): interview with Handelszeitung

Article “Vertrackte Kontrakte” published by the Handelszeitung (Switzerland) based on an interview with Erich Felder, CFA.