Beiträge

Finanzinnovationen und Risikotransfer auf Kapitalmärkten: Grundsätzliches und Aktuelles

Since centuries capital markets play a key role in the allocation of risk. They improve the possibilities for individuals as well as institutions to diversify or transfer part of their risks more efficiently. Over the years, many innovations – in terms of contracts, processes or institutions – have contributed to improve this process by widening the range of risks covered by financial contracts…

Risiken bei systemrelevanten Institutionen: wirtschaftspolitische Analyse am Beispiel der Schweiz

The financial crisis has demonstrated the enormous economic costs of the failure of systemically relevant financial institutions. The size and interconnectedness of such institutions creates external effects and the fact that governments are de facto forced to prevent their bankruptcy creates moral hazard. In both cases econo­mic theory clearly suggest that the regulatory framework should aim at…

Das Finanzmarktstrafrecht der Schweiz – Status quo unter Einbezug der neusten Gesetzesänderungen, des internationalen Einflusses sowie der anstehenden Neuerungen

The incidents that contributed to the financial crisis and as outcome of this the increase of regulatory density, led as expected also to a rise of criminal provisions. As a result the penal situation for the financial market participants is becoming more and more complex. This overview of the financial market criminal law in Switzerland includes most recent legislative amendments, inter alia the…

Ist Art. 42a Abs. 4–6 FINMAG (Einschränkung des Kundenverfahrens im Rahmen der internationalen Finanzmarkt-Amtshilfe) verfassungskonform?

More or less unnoticed from the general Swiss population the Swiss legal provisions concerning international administrative assistance in stock market supervision underwent certain revisions that entered into effect on 1 January 2016. Particularly, in contrast to the old rules the Swiss financial markets supervisory authority FINMA now has the possibility, exceptionally, to transmit information…

Vertrauen – Begriffliche Grundlagen

In a philosophical tour d’horizon the abundance of con­ceptual foundations of trust is illuminated. Along with Charlie Chaplin and Vladimir Iljitsch Lenin, numerous other personalities have dealt with the term. In sociology, Niklas Luhmann described trust as a mechanism for reducing social complexity, as a function of faith without further review. In antiquity Aristotle’s trust was not only an…
Prof. Dr. rer. publ. Peter Nobel
SZW-RSDA 6/2017 | S. 721

Vertrauen im Finanzmarktrecht aus öffentlich-rechtlicher Sicht

Legitimate expectations play a major role in Swiss Administrative Law. The protection of legitimate expectations is a constitutional right and therefore, applies to all areas of Swiss Administrative Law. The Swiss Finan­cial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) may create such expectations by administrative acts, rulings and its various forms of communication. FINMA is conceivably bound to its…
Prof. Dr. iur. Felix Uhlmann LL.M., Jasna Stojanovic MLaw
SZW-RSDA 6/2017 | S. 732

Vertrauen in Geld

Money plays a crucial role in the traditional and in the digital economy. But money only constitutes a value if civil society has trust and confidence in the realizability of currency «investments» (acceptance of money, exchange partner, stability of currency). Recently proposals have been made to redefine the monetary instruments and to eliminate cash; notwithstanding the economic background of…
Prof. Dr. iur. Rolf H. Weber
SZW-RSDA 6/2017 | S. 743

Kundenvertrauen in Banken

Banking’s most important currency is customer trust. Two recent surveys show that customer trust is multifaceted and includes a foundational, an integrity-related, a practical and a strategic dimension. The strategic dimension is the most important, as it relates to the customers’ trust that the bank puts their needs and interests at the center of its activity. This contribution analyzes the…
Prof. Dr. iur. Susan Emmenegger LL.M., Thirza Döbeli Mlaw
SZW-RSDA 6/2017 | S. 752

Vertrauen im Kapitalmarkt

Trust is an essential element of a capital market. The market participants want to be confident that the other actors behave as expected. Financial market regulation supports the underlying expectations by ensuring transparency, prohibiting market abuses, stipulating various duties and imposing sanctions or liability in the event of breach. The objectives of most regulation, i.e., the protection…
Prof. Dr. iur. Harald Bärtschi LL.M., Yannick Hirschi Mlaw
SZW-RSDA 6/2017 | S. 771

Vertrauen, Kredit und Kreditsicherheiten

The relationship between creditor and debtor has often been described as a quintessential relationship based on trust, as evidenced by etymological origin of the term credit. Credit relationships are indeed shaped by the risk of opportunistic behavior of the debtor and principal agent problems. Limiting these risks by providing adequate incentives for cooperative behavior is a key objective in…
Dr. iur. Hans Kuhn LL.M.
SZW-RSDA 6/2017 | S. 792