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GETTING READY FOR THE '20s - TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL BANKING

Digital transformation continues to reshape the global financial industry and will do so for years to come. Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, cloud computing, distributed ledger technologies, big data and semantic technology are being adopted at an increasing pace everywhere from client-facing activities to the mid- and deep into the back-office.

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GLOBAL SYSTEMIC STABILITY AND EVOLVING RISKS

The regulatory environment in which the financial sector operates has evolved significantly since the financial crisis of 2008. New frameworks have been introduced with the aim of enhancing
the overall financial system’s resilience. Numerous new regulations and stepped-up international cooperation over the last ten years have led to much-improved capital buffers, better liquidity planning, enhanced resolvability as well as better overall management of risk.

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY COOPERATION TO COUNTER THE RISKS OF FRAGMENTATION

The 2008 global financial crisis was a defining moment for the financial system, triggering a new era of regulatory cooperation. In particular, the Financial Stability Board, and other international standard-setting bodies assumed a key role in shaping a truly global reform of financial regulation with the aim to rebuild and safeguard overall financial stability.

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THE EU & ITS PARTNERS: BANKS & INVESTORS IN A DIGITAL WORLD

The topic of digitalisation in financial services has, quite rightly, rapidly moved up on the EU policy agenda in recent years. With this paper, we hope to contribute to the debate by demonstrating how technology can empower consumers, enhance their user experiences and make access to financial services more inclusive.

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THE EU & ITS PARTNERS: ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS: HOW CAN THE EU WORK WITH ITS PARTNERS?

Following on from our 2015 report, which discussed ‘Defending Open Markets in Challenging Times’, our most recent work aims to contribute to the policy debate around international investors’ and the financial services sector’s contribution to fostering economic growth in the European Union.

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THE EU & ITS PARTNERS: DEFEDING OPEN MARKETS IN CHALLENGING TIMES

We are delighted to introduce you to the Swiss Finance Council (SFC) and its first Discussion Paper ‘The EU and its Partners: Defending Open Markets in Challenging Times’. The aim of the SFC is ambitious: to foster international dialogue with regard to financial services-related matters. For our Brussels Representation Office, this centres on the dialogue between the EU and its partner countries, with a special focus on Switzerland.

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