Anlass vom / Event of 05.11.2012

Monday, 5 November 2012, 17.00 - 18.30

at the auditorium of SCOR, General Guisan-Quai 26, 8002 Zurich.

Topic of the event:

"Rules of Conduct and Governance for Insurance and Reinsurance Carriers"

The perspective of the regulator, the consultancy and the (re-)insurance industry were outlined by the following speakers and panelists:

  • Peter Kalberer, KPMG, Zurich
  • Gabe Shawn Varges, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), Berne
  • Sylva de Fluiter, Infrassure, Zurich
  • Adrian Williams, Swiss Re, Zurich
  • Denise Wipf, Mazars Coresa, Zurich

 Schedule of the event:


Topic / Speakers


Opening, short information on AIDA Swiss Chapter; Introduction of speakers and panelists
(Christian Felderer)


Introduction to the topic (Peter Kalberer)

- Legal nature of the Rules of Conduct and Governance
- Statutory basis in the Swiss Code of Obligations, the 
  SIX-Regulation and the Insurance Supervision Act
- Swiss Code of Best Practice / FINMA-Circular 08/32
- Role of the regulatory authorities in Switzerland 
  (statutory basis for supervision)
- Areas of common weaknesses among companies 
  perceived in the areas of Rules of Conduct and


International and National Experience
(Gabe Shawn Varges)

- International standards and trends in governance
- Swiss approach and comparison to other jurisdictions


Practical Experience of a smaller (re-)insurance company
(Sylva de Fluiter)


Practical Experience of a large (re-)insurance company
(Adrian Williams)


The role of the internal and external auditor (Denise Wipf)


Panel Discussion
(Peter Kalberer, Gabe Shawn Varges, Sylva de Fluiter,
Adrian Williams, Denise Wipf)

Moderation: Christian Felderer, Chairman of the
Organizing Committee of AIDA Swiss Chapter


Apéro riche

The registration was free of charge.

We thank our sponsors

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