Speaker

THOMAS HIRSCHI

SWISS FINANCIAL MARKET SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

Head of Asset Management Division

Thomas Hirschi (1975) holds a Master’s degree from the University of Geneva in international relations and a Master’s degree from the University of Vienna in European studies.  He has also successfully completed the INSEAD Executive Education Programme. 

From 2015 to 2019, Thomas Hirschi was responsible for the supervision of banks and insurance companies licensed by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) where he was in charge of developing and implementing the relevant licensing and supervisory concepts. Between 2004 and 2015 he held various senior positions at FINMA and its predecessor authority, the Swiss Federal Banking Commission. Most recently, he acted as the Head of the Risk Management section within the Banks division. Prior to this, he was in charge of supervising a large Swiss bank and then responsible for the supervision of retail, commercial and trading banks. Before then he worked in risk management for J.P. Morgan (Suisse) SA in Geneva. 

Thomas Hirschi has been a member of the FINMA Executive Board since 1 January 2020 and is in charge of the Asset Management division.