Mon, Mar 27, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Swiss SFA reiterates focus on promoting Swiss asset management, plans name change

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - The current Swiss Funds Association (SFA)’s Asset Management Strategy for Switzerland is "aimed at establishing asset management as a key mainstay of the Swiss financial sector, and renowned internationally for the highest reliability, independence, and quality standards." Speaking at last week’s Swiss Funds and Asset Management Forum in Bern, Dr. Gérard Fischer, Vice-President of the SFA and CEO of Swisscanto Holding Ltd., said the initiative must focus on "bringing the fundamental frameworks in line with global and institutional standards."

The Association’s primary focus is indeed now to exert influence on the implementation of the partial revision of the CISA (Collective Investment Schemes Act), to continue developing the Asset Management Strategy for Switzerland, and to maintain the lobbying efforts on upcoming legislative projects such as the Swiss Financial Services Act, Dr. Matthäus Den Otter, CEO of the SFA, noted later.

The SFA substantiated its aim to promote Swiss asset management when it published a white paper on the matter last November.

Also on Friday, the SFA held its 20th Annual General Meeting, during which it was decided that it would adopt a new name as from 1st July, 2013, to; the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association, or SFAMA.

"This is aimed at expressing our key strategic objectives, with asset management also the utmost priority for us in a......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Hedge fund liquidations in 2016 surpass 2009 levels, new launches decline[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Even as the hedge fund industry's total assets exceeded the $3tln milestone last year, hedge fund liquidations increased. So much so that 2016 had the highest number of liquidations since 2008, claims the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, re

  2. Hedge funds find no joy in macro as returns lag Trump rally[more]

    From Gulfnews.com: In 2017, macro hedge funds were expected to shine. So far? Not so much. It's been a far from impressive first two months for funds that trade around macroeconomic events. Discretionary funds rose just 0.3 per cent through February, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc., while the

  3. Strategies - Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now, Classic models are failing FX hedge funds desperate for return[more]

    Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now From CNBC.com: Buy on the prospect of deregulation. Sell on the enactment of deregulation. That's the strategy that billionaire investor Marc Lasry is implementing, according to an interview with CNBC in Las Vegas

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Aberdeen makes the case for the lower mid-market[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aberdeen Asset Management has released a new paper focused on lower mid-market private equity. According to the paper, this segment of the private equity market is gaining popularity with private equity investors that are looking for multiple expansion and less

  5. Hedge funds await outcome of French elections, feel pinch on lower oil prices & weak dollar[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds felt the pinch of lower oil prices and weak U.S. dollar as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was marginally down as of the week ending 14 March, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor He