The financial services industry will see some new regulations and requirements in 2020. For the first time, investment advisors will have to be entered in a client advisor register. They will also be required to affiliate themselves with an ombudsman. These and other changes are coming with the Swiss Financial Services Act.
It was expected, or at least there was wishful thinking, that MiFID II (2014/65/EU) and GDPR (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) would be the regulatory summit for our high mountain region. However, the European Regulator is continuing to pursue its overall goal of strengthening the regulatory framework in the European Union, which, in turn, is having a major impact on the Swiss financial industry.