The Association consists of three bodies, the Delegate Meeting, the Board and the Business Office.
Each Association member nominates two delegates, who meet at regular, annual Delegate Meetings. The delegates elect the Board, each delegate having one vote.
The Association’s Board consists of up to six members, chosen from among active Association members. At least three board members must be members of an active member Issuer. If more than three active members Buy-Side & Markets are represented in the Association, one board member must be a member of an active member Buy-Side & Markets.
The Business Office
Staffed by the Board, the Business Office handles day-to-day affairs. Each of its three activity sectors is headed by a sector head. Additional working groups can be nominated by the Board as needed on an ad-hoc basis.
Chairman of the Board
Head Structured Solutions & Treasury
Bank Vontobel AG
“My work in the Association is intended to contribute to the standardisation of structured products and their market infrastructure in the interests of all participants. At the same time, the acceptance of investors will be increased through targeted training and easier access.
Valentin Vonder Mühll
Vice Chairman of the Board
“Undoubtedly structured products can create added value in the implementation of investment ideas. With the association, I am committed to the best possible conditions allowing the industry to develop and to further provide thrilling innovations.
Member of the Board
“The financial industry is in a rapidly changing environment. As a member of the Committee, it is my task to represent the interests of the structured product industry, to define market standards and to foster a lively exchange between the various issuers, banks and service providers.
Member of the Board
Global Head of Structured Products and OTC Derivatives
CA Indosuez Wealth Management
“The mission of the buy-side is to increase structured products penetration in portfolios thanks to our capacity to demonstrate diversification and performance brought by these vehicles in an investment strategy.
Member of the Board
Head Exchange Traded Solutions Switzerland
“With my work in the SSPA, I would like to contribute to increasing the acceptance and awareness of structured products and our industry among investors.
Member of the Board
Head Equity Derivatives Sales Switzerland
“With my work in the Association, I would like to promote the acceptance of structured products among professional and institutional investors and work towards common market standards that help to increase transparency.
“Deployed correctly, structured products can increase the value of every portfolio. I intend to engage in intensive dialogue with all target groups to make the advantages of structured products better known, and to strengthen their reputation and acceptance now and in the future.
Director Operations & Standards
Mobile: +41 79 402 02 31
“In recent years the proportion of structured products as part of the portfolios of long-term strategic investors has grown considerably faster than that of other investments. How stock market trends are best exploited using custom-tailored risk/opportunity profiles has today become more important than scouting for promising stocks and markets.
“Structured products offer broad flexibility and the ability to react quickly in all market situations. As an association, we are actively committed to the best possible regulatory framework and offer our members guidance and support in the challenging regulatory environment.
As a broad-based industry association covering the entire value chain, the SSPA aims to represent the interests of the entire industry and to improve understanding and knowledge of structured products. In addition to issuers, there is a special focus on the buy-side, including banks and independent asset managers. SSPA membership is seen as a “seal of approval” that establishes a corresponding quality standard and thus provides added value for members and investors.
Depending on the status, SSPA membership is possible as issuer, representative of the buy side & trading platforms or as broker and partner.
Issuers of structured products distributed in/from Switzerland and companies that hedge the risks of these issuers.
- Buy-side & trading platforms:
Distributors of structured products in/from Switzerland (including banks and independent asset managers) that are not issuers; along with stock exchanges and electronic marketplaces.
- Brokers & partners:
B2B intermediaries and service providers in the value chain of structured products in Switzerland that are neither issuers or distributors, nor institutional investors or academic institutions.
|Definition||Issuers of SP that are distributed in/from CH as well as companies that hedge risks from these issuers||Distributors of SP in/from CH (incl. banks, independent asset mgrs. and B2B intermediaries) who are not issuers;
Exchanges and electronic marketplaces
|Service providers for the SP value chain in CH, who are neither issuers nor distributors
|Requirements||For asset mgrs and brokers: SRO membership|
|Eligibility for SSPA committee||At least 3 members
|At least 1 member||Not eligible|
|DA representation||2 delegates/2 votes each||1 delegate/1 vote each||Non-voting guests|
Why become a SSPA member? The benefits of SSPA membership.
Actively shape the future of our industry:
- Actively contribution to shaping, developing and anticipating trends on Swiss and European markets
- Actively participation in the development of structured products on Swiss and European markets
- Discussions on key issues of relevance to the Association and the industry
- Membership as a “seal of quality” and as a sign of commitment to the financial centre and to our clients
- Outstanding network
Access to exclusive events and information:
- Access to exclusive industry events and insights – for example, InfoTalks, platform during the Finance Fair
- Access to SSPA information materials, videos, knowledge transfer materials for employees, information videos and market statistics updates for Switzerland and Europe
- Access to relevant legal topics, regulations and guidance
- Active participation in various working groups, a dedicated network of experts and access to the minutes of the various working groups
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Head Office.