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Titel: Switzerland as a Financial Centre
Autor/en: P. Braillard

ISBN: 9024736390
EAN: 9789024736393
Structures and Policies: A Comparison at the International Level.
Auflage 1988.
HC runder Rücken kaschiert.
Sprache: Englisch.
Springer Netherlands

29. Februar 1988 - gebunden - 312 Seiten

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Switzerland as an international financial centre secrecy. In addition, the development of Swiss banks and finance companies in recent years has During the last forty years, Switzerland - shown no tendency whatever to slow down; indeed which already possessed a long tradition in banking these have been experiencing a new impetus which matters - has been able to develop its banking and in many cases has shown itself in record profits. financial sector with great success and has become This development may also be seen in the large one of the most active and the most admired finan­ increase of Swiss banks in foreign hand- cial centres in the world. This has been due largely expressed both in absolute numbers and in the sum to a number of favourable circumstances, such as of the balance sheets involved. political and social stability, legal certainty, a rapid In a world which is characterised by an ever return to freedom of transactions, currency stability, greater internationalisation of economic and finan­ as well as the reputation for efficiency and reliabili­ cial transactions, however, the operations and ty which has been achieved by its banks. prospects of one financial centre cannot be consid­ In absolute terms and globally speaking, there ered without taking into account the development of is no question of Switzerland as a financial centre the international environment.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1: The Swiss Financial Centre: An International Comparative Study.- 1: Structure of Banking Systems, Deregulation and Government Policies.- The banking System of the United States.- The banking sector as a stake in political power relations.- Public bodies active on the banking markets.- The legislative constraint: geographical specialization.- The legislative constraint: the distinction between commercial and financial operations.- Recent development of banking regulation.- The Japanese Banking System.- Major characteristics of the banking system.- Recent structural modifications of economic and financial conditions.- Aspects of deregulation.- Resistance to the acceleration of the deregulation movement.- The Banking System of Great Britain.- The main recent changes.- The Bank of England and the supervision of the financial centre.- The development of domestic markets and financial intermediaries.- The London Euromarkets.- Securities markets.- The Banking System of the Federal Republic of Germany.- The macro-economic framework and the role of the German Federal Bank.- Structure of the banking system.- Competition in the banking sector.- The German capital market.- The securities market.- Limits to the movement of deregulation.- Structure of the Swiss Banking System.- General considerations.- Role of the Swiss National Bank.- Intermediaries and financial instruments.- The new law on cartels.- Competition on the Swiss capital market.- Competition in the other markets.- The Federal Law on Price Control.- The revision of the Federal Banking Law.- The revision of the Law on Joint Stock Companies.- The question of registered shares with restricted transferability.- Other legal questions.- Conclusions.- 2: Government Policy and the Right of Establishment.- General Remarks.- Operations concerned.- Restrictions on the Establishment of Foreign Banks: National Treatment and Reciprocity.- Application of the Principle of Reciprocity by Switzerland.- The Various Forms of Establishment Abroad.- General remarks.- Methods of establishment: country studies.- United Kingdom.- Luxemburg.- Federal Republic of Germany.- United States.- Japan.- Switzerland.- Restrictions on the Establishment of Companies Operating on the Securities Markets.- Intermediaries.- Institutional systems.- Country studies.- Federal Republic of Germany.- United States.- United Kingdom.- Japan.- Luxemburg.- Switzerland.- Conclusions.- 3: Bank Secrecy and International Mutual Legal Assistance.- Bank Secrecy: Principle, International Comparisons, Recent Development.- The general principles of bank secrecy in Switzerland and and the consequences of its violation.- The Political Dimension of Bank Secrecy.- Bank Secrecy and the Draft Revision of the Federal Banking Law.- The Convention of Diligence and its renewal.- International comparisons of bank secrecy.- Mutual Legal Assistance.- The principal texts of Swiss law.- Chronological development.- The Federal Law on International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.- International mutual assistance in administrative matters.- Recent problems of a political character: the Marcos affair.- Recent problems of a political character: the Duvalier affair and Irangate.- Mutual legal assistance and technical measures.- Mutual legal assistance in the light of international comparison.- Insider Trading.- The nature and history of the problem.- Memorandum of Understanding and Convention XVI of the Swiss Bankers Association.- Inclusion of an article on insider operations in the Swiss Penal Code.- of a penal standard aimed at preventing the laundering of funds having a criminal origin.- Conclusions.- 4: Fiscal Policy and the Banking System.- Development of the Finances of the Swiss Confederation.- Fiscal Practices in Banking.- Taxation of Bank Profits.- Federal Stamp Duties.- Withholding Tax.- Turnover Tax on Gold.- Conclusions.- 5: The Swiss Capital Markets.- The Money Market.- The Capital Markets.- The bond market.- The share market.- Conclusions.- 6: The Swiss Stock Exchanges.- Swiss Stock Exchanges: Their Structure, Development and Situation in International Terms.- Costs of Stock Exchange Transactions.- The new Convention on brokerage commissions.- Conclusions.- 7: Banks and Technology.- New Information Technology in Banking.- The telematic era.- Telematics and Banking.- Swiss Banks and the New Technology.- Initiatives and systems adopted by Swiss banks.- Management and data processing.- Customer services.- Interconnection of banks.- Stock exchange operations.- Government Policy and Technological Infrastructure at the Disposal of Switzerland as a Financial Centre.- Technological Changes and the Telecommunications Sector.- Government Policy and the Telecommunications Sector: a Liberalisation Process.- Recent development towards liberalization.- Perspectives of liberalization.- Conclusions.- 8: Training and Employment in the Banking Sector.- The Employment Market in the Swiss Banking System.- A large and regular growth in bank personnel.- Technology and gains in productivity.- The present situation in the employment market and likely developments.- Bank Training.- The system of bank training in Switzerland.- Basic training.- Additional and continuous training.- Assessment of efforts made so far.- Conclusions.- 9: Analysis of the Profit and Loss Account of Swiss Banks.- Difficulties in Methodology.- The Various Revenues Positions.- Revenues: Large Banks.- Revenues: Other Banks.- Revenues: Branches of Foreign Banks.- Revenues: Cantonal Banks.- Revenues: Regional and Savings Banks.- Revenues: Mutual Credit Banks and Raiffeisen Credit Cooperative Banks.- Revenues: Finance Companies.- Revenues: Private Bankers.- Revenues: All Banks.- Comparison of one Item of Revenues between the Various Categories of Bank: Fiduciary Investments.- Expenditure.- Comparison between the Various Categories of Bank: Elements of Appraisal of the Profitability of Employees.- Development of the Profit-making Capability of Banks.- International Comparisons.- Conclusions.- 10: Costs and Margins in the Banking Sector.- Staff and Operating Costs.- Income.- Profits.- Capital Ratio.- Updating the Results.- Staff and operating costs.- Income.- Profits.- Capital ratio.- Conclusions.- 11: Capital and Liquid Assets.- Capital.- Liquid Assets.- Foreign Assets and Country Risk Exposure.- Conclusions.- 2: Government Policy and the Future Prospects of Switzerland as a Financial Centre.- 1: The Situation of Switzerland as a Financial Centre: Present Trends and Likely Developments.- The Economic and Political Environment: Conditions Surrounding Banking and Financial operations.- The Swiss environment.- The international environment.- The Competitiveness of Switzerland as a Financial Centre.- Switzerland s comparative advantages and the way they are developing.- Brakes on competitiveness.- Fiscal factors/costs of transactions.- Technology.- Training.- The Competitiveness of Swiss Banks.- 2: Government Policy and the Future of Switzerland as a Financial Centre: The Choices Available.- The Main Axes of Possible Action.- Fiscal burdens and transaction costs.- Technology.- Employment and training.- Prospects for the Future.- List of Tables.- List of Diagrams.
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