On 17 January 2023, the new position of Head of the Swiss Financial Innovation Desk (FIND) was publicly advertised. FIND aims to promote financial innovation in Switzerland and thus contribute to consolidating Switzerland's position as one of the world's leading financial locations.
By creating the Swiss Financial Innovation Desk (FIND), the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and the State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) are fulfilling a mandate of the Swiss Government arising out of the Digital Finance Report of February 2022.
FIND will act as a central public hub for all financial innovation matters in Switzerland. As such, it will bring together innovation projects, research, investors and authorities at national and international level and facilitate exchanges between the various stakeholders.
In the initial phase, FIND will be established as a unit within SIF that reports directly to the State Secretary. The operational start is planned for the third quarter of 2023. In addition to the management, FIND will have two employees, who will also be recruited in 2023.
Job advertisement (German): Bund: Leiter/in Swiss Financial Innovation Desk FIND (admin.ch)