Legal and Compliance Officer programme

The Legal and Compliance Officer programme lasts three years and provides an insight into various specialist areas at FINMA. Participants can expect challenging duties at the pulse of the financial world.

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:

  • Asset management/Markets (anti-money laundering and financial market infrastructures)
  • Asset management/Banks/Enforcement.

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 firms, fund management companies, asset managers and depositories, authorise collective investment schemes and work on bank licensing, legislative amendments and other regulatory projects.