Swiss Banking Academy Webinar | Swiss-UK Financial Services Agreement

Datum 16.05.2024 Uhr
Zeit 14:00 - 14:50
Virtuelle Veranstaltung virtual
Kontakt Denise Tschudin
On 21 December 2023, following intensive negotiations, the UK and Switzerland signed a comprehensive agreement on financial services that is based largely on mutual recognition of regulations (“Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Mutual Recognition in Financial Services”). 

The Financial Services Agreement provides a basis for measures to open up markets in the areas of banking, securities services, asset management, insurance and stock exchanges. It also lays the foundation for closer cooperation on a number of key financial services sector issues, including sustainable finance and collaboration within multilateral international forums.

In this Webinar, we would like to inform you about the next steps regarding the implementation of the agreement and the timeline. We would also provide you with an overview of the annex on banking services, thereby explaining what developments this Financial Services Agreement brings for the cross-border services of Swiss banks into the UK.
Finally, our experts on the UK MRA will be happy to answer any questions you might have related to the agreement.



14:00 – 14:05 Welcome
Vanessa Dubra, Head International, SBA
14:05 – 14:15 Introduction and outline timeline
Christian Bracher, Policy Issues & International Relations, State Secretariat for International Finance SIF
14:15 – 14:30 Overview Investment Services Annex
Nadine Keller, Cross-border Legal, UBS
14:30 – 14:45 Q&A
Thomas Bischof, Head Group Regulatory Strategy Legal, UBS
Christoph Feuz, Deputy Head of Legal Services, State Secretariat for International Finance SIF
Katja Fuchs Mtwebana, Head Legal Cross-border, UBS
Daniel Hunkeler, Legal Counsel, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.
14:45 – 14:50 Closing
Vanessa Dubra, Head International, SBA



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Please note that participation is free of charge for employees of SBA member institutions. For non-members, the participation fee is CHF 200.-. This will be invoiced following the event.