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Proposed changes to the Swiss rules on disclosure of significant interests in listed companies

August 2016
Iffland, J. / Diem, H.

On 22 August 2016, FINMA consulted on a proposed revision of its Ordinance on Financial Market Infrastructure (FMIO-FINMA). FINMA's proposal would put an end to an aggregation regime that has turned out to be impractical for many privately-held banks and assets managers to whom a discretionary authority to exercise voting rights in a company listed in Switzerland has been delegated. It, however, raises questions that would be worth clarifying during the consultation process.

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