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June 1, 2009

WBrief: Swiss bank pay regs to be unveiled

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Swiss financial regulator Finma will unveil rules this week on how Swiss bank can pay staff, the newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported, citing unnamed sources.

Swiss financial regulator Finma will unveil rules this week on how Swiss banks can pay staff, the newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported, citing unnamed sources.

Finma wants to bind staff compensation to the achievement of long-term targets, the publication said.

A binding “bonus/malus” system – meaning pay cuts in the event of poor performance, as well as bonuses for good results – would also be introduced for all Swiss banks and they would be required to give more details about remuneration policies, SonntagsZeitung said.

The Swiss government has helped to bolster the capital strength of the world’s biggest wealth management firm, UBS, which had sustained almost $50 billion of write-downs stemming from the credit crunch. As a result, the government now supervises the bank’s pay structure.

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