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2014

December 
 
 The amendments made to the Code of Deontology of ARIF
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Ordinance on measures against Liberia (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Belarus (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)
 
 The Federal Council extends the freezing of assets of several individuals from Tunisia
and Egypt
 
  Federal Council adopts dispatch on implementation of revised FATF recommendations
 
  Self-regulation of rules of conduct recognised by FINMA
 
 Next steps for enhanced due diligence requirements to prevent acceptance of
untaxed assets
 
November
 
 Wide range of decisions in new FINMA Bulletin
 
  FINMA confirms cooperation with foreign authorities to supervise distribution of
funds to non-qualified investors
 
 Protocol requirements: FINMA recognises SBA guidelines as a minimum standard
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Ordinance on measures against Liberia (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Minutes of the General Meeting of 7 November 2013
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Syria 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Convening notice of the General meeting of ARIF on 07.11.2013 - Minutes of the GM 2012
Annual report 2012-2013
 
October
 
 
 The amendments of the Swiss Anti-Money Laundering Act enter into force in
November 1st, 2013 (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Members of group of experts for further development of financial market strategy appointed
 
 COMCO opens investigation against banks (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
September
 
 
 Entry into force of FATCA agreement between Switzerland and United States delayed
by six months
 
 Modification of the 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)
 
 FINMA Circular "Distribution of collective investment schemes" enters into force
 
 Group of experts to devise measures to strengthen financial centre
 
 Federal Council adopts dispatch on inheritance tax agreement with France
 
  Revised FATF recommendations: consultation results and follow-up work
 
  Jacques de Watteville to become State Secretary for International Financial and
Tax Matters in the FDF
 
August   Switzerland and United States sign joint statement to end tax dispute
between Swiss banks and United States

 Stiliano Ordolli to be new head of MROS
 
 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)
 
July 
 
 Measures against Belarus (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  FINMA signed cooperation arrangements with 28 EU and EEA states
 
  Tougher sanctions against North Korea (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
June 
 
 FATF Guidance: Politically Exposed Persons (Recommendations 12 and 22)
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 FINMA puts revised "Guidelines on asset management" into effect
 
 Bruno Frick appointed to FINMA Board of Directors
 
 PostFinance Ltd is placed under FINMA supervision
 
 Fedpol Annual Report 2012: Focus on organised crime, terrorism and money laundering
 
 Further development of the financial market strategy
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Belarus (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the 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)
 
 Switzerland and United States sign Memorandum of Understanding on FATCA agreement
 
May  
 
 Federal Council enables banks to set about resolving tax dispute with United States
 
 Modification on measures against Somalia (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 MROS : Press release of 14.05.2013 - Annual report 2012
 
  Modification of the annex to 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)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
April 
 
 Consultation on FINMA Circular "Distribution of collective investment schemes"
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Al-Qaïda and the Talibans 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Ordinance on measures against Liberia (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Ordinance on measures against the Guinea-Bissau (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Ordinance on measures against Sudan (in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against Zimbabwe
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Federal Council adopts FATCA dispatch
 
  Federal Council brings into force market abuse regulations under stock exchange law
 
March
 
 Annual Report 2012 of the FINMA
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran
(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)
 
 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)
 
February 
 
 
 Modification of the ordinance on measures against Zimbabwe
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
 Federal Council launches two consultations on combating money laundering and
on enhanced due diligence requirements in the area of taxation
 
  Guidelines on asset management to be revised
 
  International judicial assistance on tax issues : coordination with the FATF recommendations
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the annex to the ordinance on measures against Syria 
(in French) (in German) (in Italian)
 
  Modification of the ordinance on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo
(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)
 
January 
 
 Federal Council brings Tax Administrative Assistance Act into force
 
  Amendment to the Federal Council’s Ordinance on freezing assets held by persons
from Ivory Coast
 
 Urs Zulauf resigns from FINMA - Nina Arquint appointed to the Executive Board
 
 FINMA comments on the partial revision of the CISO
 
 Program of the MLA basic seminar in English of 07.02.2013 - Subscription
 
 Withholding tax agreements with the United Kingdom and Austria enter into force