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2012

December 
 
 Tougher sanctions against Syria (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Federal Council presents overview of financial market policy
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Federal Council wants to prevent the acceptance of untaxed assets with enhanced due
diligence requirements
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Belarus (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  FINMA publishes circular on auditing
 
  Switzerland regrets Germany’s "No" to signing of withholding tax agreement
 
 PostFinance LTD: FINMA issues conditional banking licence
 
 Switzerland and the U.S. Initial the FATCA Agreement
 
 Minutes of the General Meeting of 8 November 2012
 
November 
 
 SECO - Sanctions : new database and search function
 
 Tax agreement: the FDF takes note of the decision of Germany’s Bundesrat
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 FINMA publishes its new strategic goals
 
  Convening notice of the General meeting of ARIF on 08.11.2012 - Minutes of the GM 2011
 
October
 
 FATF Public Statement of 19 October 2012
 
  Ordinance on measures against Syria (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Ordinance on measures against Liberia (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 

 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Convening notice of the General meeting of ARIF on 08.11.2012 - Minutes of the GM 2011
 
 Program of the seminar "Change et transfert de fonds" of 22.11.2012 - Subscription
 
  Revision of the FINMA Fees and Charges Ordinance - initiation of hearing
 
September
 
 Appointments to the FINMA Board of Directors
 
 Ordinance on measures against Libya (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 

 
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Somalia 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the Ordinance on measures against some persons from Egypt
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Ordinance on measures against Syria (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
August  
 
 
 Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Federal Council wants better regulation of OTC derivatives trading and financial market infrastructure
 
 Charles Pictet and Eddy Wymeersch to step down from Board of Directors of FINMA
 
 Ordinance on measures against Syria (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Liberia
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 FINMA opens consultation on new audit circulars
 
July  

 

 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Ordinance on measures against Syria (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Extension of sanctions against Iran
 
June  
 
 Federal Council preparing overview of financial market policy
 
  Fight against money laundering : MROS competences strengthened
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Statement of ARIF of 26.06.2012 (in French
 
 Switzerland and United States announce declaration on FATCA implementation
 
  Reforming the supervision of audit companies in the financial sector
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Ordinance on measures against the Guinea-Bissau (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 
 
 Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Syria 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Ordinance on measures against the Guinea-Bissau (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
May 
 
 Federal Council adopts the report on supervisory instruments and the organisation of FINMA
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Guinea 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against the Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea (North Korea) (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Press release of ARIF of 14.05.2012 (in French) - Directive 3b in English
 
  MROS : Press release of 14.05.2012 - Annual report 2011
 
  Myanmar : The Federal Council intends to support the reform efforts with the partial lifting
of sanctions (in German) (in French) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on economic measures against Irak 
(in German) (in French) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Liberia
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Amendment of the Anti Money-Laundering Act : ARIF’s comment (in French)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Somalia 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
April 
 
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Belarus
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Switzerland prepared to conclude tax information exchange agreements
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Syria 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Federal Council adopts dispatch on withholding tax agreement with Austria
 
 Federal Council commences work on implementing FATF recommendations
 
  Annual Report 2011 of the FINMA
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Myanmar 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
March 
 
 Withholding tax agreement between Switzerland and Germany
 
 FINMA’s independence essential to effective supervision
 
 FINMA Announcement n°36 of 23.03.2012 : Asset Manager of Collective Investment Schemes 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Zimbabwe
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Monica Mächler announces her resignation as vice-chair and member of the FINMA
Board of Directors
 
 Macroprudential oversight in Switzerland
 
 Modification of the Ordinance on measures against Syria (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  The Federal Council adopts the partial revision of the Collective Investment Schemes Act
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
February
 
 FINMA proposes package of measures to strengthen client protection
 
 The FATF Standards have been revised : version of February 2012
 
 Modification of the Ordinance on measures against Syria (in French) (in German) (in Italian)