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Regulations Governing Securities Firms Accepting Orders to Trade Foreign Securities  CH

Amended Date: 2024.05.08 (Articles 23 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2020.09.08 
Article 5     Except as otherwise provided by the FSC, a securities firm brokering trades in foreign securities shall carry out the trades on foreign securities exchanges or foreign over-the-counter (OTC) markets designated by the FSC.
    The "foreign securities exchanges" of the preceding paragraph means any organized market for securities trading subject to the management of the competent securities authority of the given country; "foreign OTC markets" means the places of business of financial institutions that are subject to the competent securities authority of the given country and that are permitted to operate securities business.
    A securities firm that operates the business of brokering trades of securities that are traded on foreign securities exchanges shall additionally possess the following qualifications:
  1. The company itself, its subsidiaries, branch offices, or other financial institutions with which it has an equity investment relationship have the qualifications of membership or for trading on a foreign securities exchange designated by the FSC.
  2. Transmission facilities capable of obtaining real-time investment information and information necessary for brokerage trading in the foreign securities exchange referred to in the preceding subparagraph.
    A securities firm that lacks the qualifications of subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph may directly or indirectly authorize a financial institution of the preceding paragraph that possesses membership or trading qualifications on a foreign securities exchange designated by the FSC to carry out trades of the securities traded on the foreign securities exchange designated by the FSC.
    The "equity investment relationship" of paragraph 3, subparagraph 1 shall mean a relationship in which shareholdings exceed 20 percent of the outstanding shares of any party.
    Operating regulations for securities firms brokering trades of foreign securities will be drafted by the securities dealers association and submitted by letter to the FSC for approval.