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July 13, 2020

Swiss regulatory framework deemed equivalent in Luxembourg

At the beginning of July, the Luxembourg supervisory authority Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published two important regulatory texts which address the provision of investment services to “per se” professional clients and eligible counterparties by third-country firms. From a Swiss perspective, the fact that the Swiss regulatory and supervisory framework has been deemed equivalent is particularly pleasing. In this way, an important precondition was fulfilled for interested Swiss institutions to be able to provide cross-border investment services in Luxembourg to these client segments without being required to have a branch.
June 30, 2020

Switzerland – UK: two leading financial centres want to join forces

On 30 June, the United Kingdom and Switzerland signed a joint statement on deepening the relationships and the mutual liberalistation of market access in financial services. The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) expressly welcomes this step. It is important for the financial sector that the implementation work now be expedited.
July 08, 2019

Reform der Verrechnungssteuer: Komplexität und Kosten tief halten

Ende Juni hat der Bundesrat die Eckwerte für die geplante Reform der Verrechnungssteuer und der Stempelabgaben publiziert. Die Schweizerische Bankiervereinigung (SBVg) begrüsst, dass nach der erfolgreichen Volksabstimmung zur AHV-Steuervorlage eine der dringenden steuerlichen Baustellen in der Schweiz in Angriff genommen wird.