“Bienvenue en Romandie”: first InfoTalk in Geneva offers platform for discussion

For the first time in the history of the Association, the SSPA held its quarterly information event in Geneva. By this means the SVSP is taking account of its steady expansion – which extends not just from issuers, through buy-side and markets, to partners, but with its 32 current members also covers the whole of Switzerland and has a rising number of members in French-speaking Switzerland.

Over 20 members and interested parties – who travelled from Zurich or Italian-speaking Switzerland, although mostly with short travel times from French-speaking Switzerland – informed themselves about current Association activities, plans concerning the further development of the app, topics that are set to be discussed at the Lucerne Forum industry meeting at the beginning of September, progress and current developments in the field of structured products and pension funds, or about the ever-increasing regulatory changes affecting the industry such as FIDLEG or 871(m). SSPA Chairman Georg von Wattenwyl also had breaking news to report – namely a change in the membership of the Committee. The SSPA Committee co-opted Valentin Vonder Mühll, Bank Julius Baer, to succeed Philipp Rickenbacher on the Committee as at 1 July 2017 (for details, see below). Ordinary elections are set to take place at the Delegates` Meeting in September – as are the elections to fill the newly-created Committee post by a buy-side representative. The additional Committee member takes ac-count of the Association`s expansion, and also gives the buy-side a vote on the Committee.

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