Weisshorn Consulting AG is a Zurich based consulting boutique focusing on regulatory and strategic advisory in wealth & asset management. We support private and retail banks, asset managers, fund management companies and other financial institutions located in Switzerland and Liechtenstein with tailor-made solutions by combining our industry expertise with state of the art methodologies. As your trusted sparring partner, we help you navigate through the increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment by providing goal-oriented advice on your strategic re-alignment and potential business transformation in order to generate sustainable added value for your organization and your clients.


Federal Council wants to reduce barriers to market entry for fintech firms


In its meeting on November 2, 2016 the Federal Council called for an easing of the regulatory framework for providers of innovative financial technologies on the reasons that a dynamic fintech system can contribute significantly to the quality of Switzerland's financial centre and boost its competitiveness as well. The faciliations should especially reduce barriers to market entry for providers in the fintech area and increase legal certainty for the sector overall. The Federal Department of Finance (FDF) has been instructed to prepare a corresponding consultation draft.

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Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders


On October 28, 2016 the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched a consultation on Guidelines on the Assessment of the Suitability of the Members of the Management Body and Key Function Holders.

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