Happy Birthday SSPA – over 350 guests celebrate the 10th anniversary of the industry association
The SSPA was founded ten years ago for the purpose of representing the collective interest of issuers. With the aim of proactively shaping operating conditions for structured products in Switzerland’s financial centre, it has continued to develop into a comprehensive industry association, and has established itself as a valued interlocutor for all issues concerning the industry. The SSPA marked its 10th anniversary in a befitting manner in the company of over 350 members, industry insiders, journalists, affiliates and representatives of non-domestic structured products associations in the Aura in Zurich until the early hours of the morning.
In his address, Herbert Scheidt, the new Chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association, praised the SSPA as an innovative association that had also mastered difficult times. The association has even set international standards with the Swiss Derivative Map and Cosi products. In view of these achievements, the SSPA is a standard-bearer for the Swiss financial centre. Herbert Scheidt wished the association and the industry many further successful years, and underscored his congratulations with a fabulous birthday cake and an impressive fireworks display.
The current and former Chairmen Georg von Wattenwyl, Daniel Sandmeier and Roger Studer presented a witty review of their tenures, provided the presenter Annina Campell and the guests with interesting anecdotes, and supplied fascinating insights into 10 years of the association’s wide-ranging activities. The spellbinding and at times incredible body control of the internationally celebrated contortionist Nina Burri rounded off the unforgettable anniversary event. Click through impressions of the 10th anniversary Party: