Issue Notes

Issue notes

EU Market Access: A Swiss Perspective

The European Union (EU) and Switzerland have a long-standing relationship founded on shared values and goals of peace and economic prosperity. The economic interdependence between the EU and Switzerland is strong, with Switzerland being the EU's third most important trading partner for services, while the EU is the most important trading partner for Switzerland.

Positions

Positions

SFC recommendations for the next EU legislative cycle

June 2024

Given that the EU and Swiss economies are closely interconnected, we have a shared interest in ensuring the international competitiveness of the European economy. Our members are therefore deeply committed to the EU’s goal of building an effective and open Capital Markets Union that helps capital flow to EU projects and business that are key for the transition towards a more sustainable and digital economy.

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News & Views

Positions

SFC recommendations for the next EU legislative cycle

June 2024

Given that the EU and Swiss economies are closely interconnected, we have a shared interest in ensuring the international competitiveness of the European economy. Our members are therefore deeply committed to the EU’s goal of building an effective and open Capital Markets Union that helps capital flow to EU projects and business that are key for the transition towards a more sustainable and digital economy.

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Press releases

New Deputy Director, Head of Policy & Advocacy

June 2023

Today, we welcome Roeland Van der Stappen to the SFC as our new Deputy Director, Head of Policy & Advocacy. With his background and extensive experience in the financial services industry, Roeland will play a crucial role in advancing our organisation's goals and objectives.

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Publications

Issue notes

EU Market Access: A Swiss Perspective

The European Union (EU) and Switzerland have a long-standing relationship founded on shared values and goals of peace and economic prosperity. The economic interdependence between the EU and Switzerland is strong, with Switzerland being the EU's third most important trading partner for services, while the EU is the most important trading partner for Switzerland.

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Discussion papers

GETTING READY FOR THE '20s - TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL BANKING

Digital transformation continues to reshape the global financial industry and will do so for years to come. Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, cloud computing, distributed ledger technologies, big data and semantic technology are being adopted at an increasing pace everywhere from client-facing activities to the mid- and deep into the back-office.

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About us

Established in 2013, the Swiss Finance Council engages in dialogue around policy developments in finance at a European and international level. We articulate and advocate the interests of internationally active Swiss financial institutions towards the EU institutions and support an integrated Single Market that can contribute to the creation of a strong, open and globally competitive European financial sector. We act as a platform to share experience, expertise and knowledge through a permanent representative office in Brussels. Our current members are ABPS, AMAS, SBAUBS and VAV.

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