The Legal and Compliance Officer programme is broadly based and targets very well-qualified lawyers looking to raise their profile as generalists in financial market law. Participants in the three-year programme change specialist area within FINMA annually. This allows them to deepen their knowledge in the respective areas. As a permanent employee, you work at the interface between law and business and gain a deep insight into the Swiss finance industry.
FINMA offers two different programmes:
Programme participants represent the financial market regulator on the front line, take responsibility and help shape the way in which FINMA carries out its supervisory activities.
Depending on the programme chosen, they deal with business in institutional asset management, combating money laundering and financial crime, trading venues and post-trading, and investigating authorised and unauthorised activities. Or they license institutions such as securities dealers, fund management companies, asset managers and depositories, authorise collective investment schemes and work on bank licensing, legislative amendments and other regulatory projects.
“The programme gives me a unique insight into a number of different areas which wouldn't be the case in the private sector.” (Fabio Hurni)
“I am involved in interesting projects in various specialist areas and can take on a great deal of responsibility. I find the varied and challenging work motivating.” (Matthias Obrecht)
“This wide-ranging and instructive training is allowing me to gain an in-depth understanding of the connections within financial market law. I cannot imagine better on the job training in financial market law and can only recommend this programme.” (Noélie Läser)
“The programme provides solid knowledge of the various specialist areas of financial market supervision. I benefit from the expertise of experienced specialists and am able to build up a network across the divisions.” (Olivier Baumberger)