Schaefer takes over Finma Strategic Services division

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Swiss financial markets supervisor Finma has announced the appointment of Rupert Schaefer as boardmember in charge of the Strategic Services division, he replaces Nina Arquint, who will hand over her responsibilities as of January 2015.

Arquint has spent twelve years working for the Federal Insurance Office and Finma. She has led Finma’s general secretariat since 2009 and has been a member of Finma’s board since 2013. She will take on a new position in the financial sector as of July 2015.

Finma CEO Mark Branson comments: “With Nina Arquint’s departure, we are losing not only an esteemed colleague and a distinguished lawyer, but an expert who knows FINMA from the ground up. On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank her for her dedication and commitment, particularly during FINMA’s early phase. I wish her every success in her future career.”

Rupert Schaefer has joined Finma in 2010, he has headed the International Affairs section since 2013 and participated in many national and international expert committees.

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Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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