Q&A: Finma’s Branson on Swiss banks and the Swiss franc


Swiss bank regulators earned a reputation for conservatism – even among their peers – by quickly adopting a reinforced version of Basel III. But that was then, and Switzerland now needs to catch up on some issues, notably the leverage ratio, says Mark Branson, chief executive of the country’s prudential regulator

Regulatory changes put spotlight on UK auditors

Dollars down a black hole

The 2008 financial crisis was in part a failure of audit – and UK authorities are pushing to bring auditors to heel this year. But the reforms happening at national and EU level may not go far enough