Happy Birthday SVSP – the industry association celebrates its 10th anniversary

Happy Birthday SVSP – the industry association celebrates its 10th anniversary

With its 10th anniversary on 4 April 2016 the association reached a milestone in its history: it gives us great pride to look back over the achievements of the past decade. At an anniversary event held on 2 November we celebrated the first decade and thanked our members as well as all associates for their trust and support – this was a varied & successful event. The current Newsletter contains impressions of the evening. We are looking forward to the next ten years of the SSPA!

Our attention lies inter alia on actively broadening the coverage of the association and boosting the representation of the entire output chain. In addition to issuers and the stock exchange, association members also include distribution partners, technology service providers as well as other partners, and we are delighted that the association is continuing to grow and now has 27 members from all parts of Switzerland.

We are also focusing on the possible use of structured products in pension funds – a topic that is being increasingly raised in the current environment with its dearth of investment opportunities. We aim to contribute proactively to the discussion as an association and industry, highlighting strategies that can be used by pension funds to deploy structured products, and detailing how these offer additional value within a portfolio context.

The Association also contributes actively towards regulatory topics – in recent months the SSPA assessed the new regulatory requirement in great detail, discussed possible industry solutions with its members and informed them in the Newsletter about the current situation regarding FIDLEG/FINIG, PRIIPs as well as 871(m), which is set to come into force on 1 January 2017.

Georg von Wattenwyl, SSPA Chairman

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