Swiss Bankers Association - SBA - Swiss Financial Center

Information about the Swiss Bankers Association


The SBA is the leading professional organisation of the Swiss financial centre. Its main purpose is to maintain and promote the best possible framework conditions for the Swiss financial centre both at home and abroad.

The Swiss Bankers Associations Mission

to represent the interests of the banks in dealings with the authorities in Switzerland and abroad.
to promote Switzerland’s image as a financial centre throughout the world.
to foster an open dialogue with a critical public in Switzerland and worldwide.
to develop the system of self-regulation in consultation with regulatory bodies.
to support the training of junior staff and established executives in the banking industry.
to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge between banks and bank employees.
to advise its members.
to coordinate joint projects undertaken by the Swiss banks.

SBA organisation

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) was founded in 1912 in Basel as a trade association and today has nearly 768 institutional members and approximately 11,333 individual members. The Association’s Office employs a staff of 54. 12 commissions and associated working groups deal with key issues affecting the industry. Serving on these commissions are some 440 representatives of various banking groups as well as specialists from the SBA.

Pierre Mirabaud, Senior Partner of Mirabaud & Cie, has been Chairman of the SBA’s Board of Directors since september 2003. Urs Roth has held the position of Delegate of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since March 2001.

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