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Since 1972 banks and other financial institutions - foreign owned, but domiciled in Switzerland - are organised in the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland AFBS. It represent its members towards the Federal Administration, the Swiss Bankers' Association and other stakeholders of the financial centre. It informs its members on regulatory developments in financial market matters and fosters discussion among members.

Latest News

18.4.2018 As Franco Morra steps down from his role of CEO of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA after accomplishing his mission of repositioning the bank, he will retire from the Chairmanship of the AFBS once a successor has been nominated.

16.4.2018 ODDO-BHF Asset Management, le groupe franco-allemand de gestion renforce sa présence en Suisse: PLUS

11.4.2018 46th Ordinary General Assembly with elections and discussions on the future of private wealth management in Switzerland and around cyber security: MORE

27.3.2018 AFBS Report of the Board 2017 and Chronology on the AFBS activities are now available: Report: DE FR EN and Chronology: EN

1.3.2018 AFBS News February 2018 now available, in four languages, as usual: DE EN FR IT

1.3.2018 AFBS Comments on the draft revision of the FINMA Circular Audit: DOC

1.2018 "We all are aware that fundamentals are changing" - interview of Sphere with Kristine Braden, Citi country officer Citibank NA Swiss Branches and vice-chairperson AFBS: DE and FR

9.12.2017 «Wir haben uns radikal verändert» - Interview Finanz und Wirtschaft mit Franco Morra, CEO der HSBC Private Bank (Schweiz) AG und Präsident AFBS: LINK

1.12.2017 «Nous avons tiré un trait sur le passé, notre nouvelle stratégie fonctionne» - Interview Le Temps avec Franco Morra, directeur général de l’HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA et président AFBS: LINK

3.12.2017 CA Indosuez célèbre la rénovation de ses bureaux à Genève avec des jeux de lumière: LINK

30.11.2017 AFBS News November 2017 now published, in four languages as usual: DE EN FR IT

20.11.2017 Les banques doivent se préparer maintenant pour faire face à la banque d'un monde nouveau où la technologie prime, explique Geoffroy Bazin, CEO, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA, au Wealthtech Forum Geneva: l'agefi

8.11.2017 AFBS Conference: Perspectives for International Banking: representatives from the EU and Switzerland, from government, trade bodies and financial firms, meet in Geneva to discuss the consequences of closing borders for the international banking business: link

New website, new interactivity, new email addresses: we are now available on afbs.ch and NAME@afbs.ch or info@afbs.ch; please no longer use the @foreignbanks.ch addresses.

AFBS comments on the draft revision of the FINMA AML Ordinance: AFBS Comments

AFBS News September 2017 now published, in four languages as usual: DE EN FR IT