Press release: SBA and China Banking Association: Successful First Chinese – Swiss Financial Round Table

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) and the China Banking Association (CBA) held their first Chinese-Swiss Financial Round Table. The event was attended by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Swiss Federal Councillor, and Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China. Further participants included Boris F.J. Collardi, CEO Julius Baer, Patrick Odier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SBA, Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse, Kaspar Villiger, former Swiss Federal Councillor and former Chairman of UBS, and Chen Yuannian, Secretary General of the CBA. The participants discussed possibilities for future collaboration and for a Swiss Renminbi hub. The two associations signed a memorandum of understanding that cements the mutual aims and intentions for further and strengthened collaboration.