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News 2001

 
December 4, 2001
Appeal against ruling of Swiss Take Over Board as to exception for main share­holders of Crossair withdrawn
The complete media-release can be downloaded in PDF-format.
 
 
November 13, 2001
SFBC orders removal of bank's general manager
Investigation by supervisory authority in Montesinos case concluded
The Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC) has concluded its investigation in the case of the former Head of Secrecy of Peru, Montesinos. In its final decision it ordered the removal of Bank Leumi le-Israel (Switzerland) Ltd.'s General Manager. With regard to the other banks involved in the investigation, no measures needed to be ordered. The complete press-release can be downloaded in PDF-format .
 
 
November 2, 2001
SFBC addresses consoldidated list of names suspected to be linked to terrorism to banks and securities' dealers
The complete press-release can be downloaded in PDF-format .
 
 
October 12, 2001
New list of individuals suspected to be linked to terrorism – Swiss Federal Banking Commission forwards list to banks and securities' dealers
The complete press-release can be downloaded in PDF-format .
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October 2, 2001
Swiss Banking Commission orders freeze and reporting on terrorist accounts and investigates insider trading
The Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC) today orders all Swiss banks and securities' dealers under its supervision to track down banking relationships maintained with individuals and organizations listed by the U.S. President last week for being linked to terrorism. All such business relationships have to be reported to the Money Laundering Reporting Office, and funds are to be frozen. Banks may ask questions informally to the task force lately set up by the Federal Office of Police. The complete press-release can be downloaded in PDF-format .
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June 27, 2001
FDF press-release: New members of the Federal Banking Commission
On Tuesday, June 27, 2001 the Federal Council appointed three new members to the Banking Commission. Christoph Ammann, presently member of the board of directors of SIS SegaInterSettle AG, is to succeed Prof. Peter Nobel. In addition, the Federal Council elected Prof. Luc Thévenoz und Prof. Jean-Baptiste Zufferey. The complete press-release can be downloaded in PDF-format in German or in French.
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April 26, 2001
Press conference of the SFBC
On April 26, 2001, the SFBC released its Annual Report 2000. You may consult it in PDF-format either in German or in French .
On the occasion of the release of the Annual Report 2000, the SFBC held a press conference. The presentations given at this press conference and listed in the following can be accessed in PDF-format here. Unfortunately, they are only available in German or French.
Kurt Hauri , Chairman of the SFBC
The SFBC on the international scene
German  –   French
Jean-Pierre Ghelfi , Vice-Chairman of the SFBC
Principles of banking audit
German   –   French
Daniel Zuberbühler , Director of the SFBC
E-Finance: Regulation and monitoring / Minimal standards for internet banks (in German or in French)
German –   French

Report of the expert commission on auditing ("Revisionswesen")
F ollowing the press conference of 26 April 2001 the SFBC publishes on its website the report of the expert commission on auditing ("Revisionswesen" only available in German). The SFBC doesn't take position here on this report. We refer in this connection to the presentation of Mr. Jean-Pierre Ghelfi (in German or in French), Vice-president of the SFBC, held on the occasion of the press conference.
The SFBC will set up a working group in the next weeks, with the assignment to develop concrete revision suggestions on law, ordinance and circular level, based on the report of the expert commission. The working group will consist of representatives of banks, securities dealers, audit firms and the secretariat of the SFBC.
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April 25, 2001
Supervision of conglomerates: Swiss control authorities extend their supervising activity
The Federal Office for Private Insurance (FOPI) and the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC) consolidate in the future their supervising activity over financial conglomerates with heavyweight within the insurance area which are holding participations in the bank and financial area. An appropriate supervision concept has been developed in the last two years and is to be set up gradually in the second half-year. The complete press-release can be downloaded in PDF-format in German or in French.
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January 16, 2001
Review of the Capital Adequacy Framework of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision / Second Consultative Paper of 16 January 2001
On 16 January 2001, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published its second Consultative Paper on the review of the 1988 Capital Accord. The set of documents of around 500 pages is published in English and can be downloaded from the website of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
We publish on this website the section of the Annual Report 2000 of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (to be published on 26 April 2001) that deals with the work on the review of the capital adequacy framework from the Swiss perspective. You may download this te xt in PDF-format either in German or in French.
On 4 May 2001, the Swiss Bankers Association, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission, will organise an information session on the topic.
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