October 3rd, 2018
October 3rd 18:15 - 19:15 followed by an aperitif in the foyer, Room 01-013
Each year the Opening Event kicks off the HSG Banking Days. It is our pleasure to invite you all - the Opening Event is open to all students and no registration is required.
The company representatives will talk about the digital transformation in finance. In a panel discussion the participants will discuss how the banking industry is changing in the contexts of digitisation and new financial technologies. Topics such as the strengths and weaknesses of banks and FinTech companies as well as automation and job security will be addressed.
The goal for the students is to find out what skills are necessary to succeed and remain relevant in finance going into the future, both in banks as well as FinTech companies. How much worth will your finance degree have in a digitised future?
At the aperitif after the event you can get in touch with the company representatives personally.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all on the 3rd of October 2018!
Christoph Aymanns is an Assistant Professor at the sbf. His research focuses on systemic risk in financial markets and market microstructure. Before joining the University of St Gallen, Christoph was a PostDoc at the LSE. Prior to that he did his PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Oxford and worked as a consultant for McKinsey in Germany.
CEO Saxo Bank (Switzerland)
Patrick Hunger joined Saxo Bank (Switzerland) in early 2016 as General Counsel and member of the management board. Prior to this position, he worked for Credit Suisse Trust AG for several years, most recently as General Counsel and member of the management board. Before that he served as Corporate Legal Counsel for both UBS Investment Bank and the Swiss National Bank. Patrick Hunger graduated from the University of Zurich (Dr. iur.), is admitted to the bar of St. Gallen, and holds an EMBA from the University of Zurich as well as an Executive Master in organizational psychology from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He has further assignments as board member of Swiss Blockchain Association, as advisory board member of Swiss Finance Startups (SFS) and of the Think Tank RFS (Redesigning Financial Services). Further he is on the board of Swiss Cycling.
Sandro Schmid is the CEO and co-Founder of AAAccell. He is further the co-founder and Co-president of the Swiss Risk Association as well a lecturer at the University of Zurich and SFI. Sandro was prior a CEO, COO and CRO of different banks as well as a Partner at Big four in charge for the risk- and performance management.
Executive Director, AI Program Lead, Group Innovation UBS
Annika Schröder has been working with UBS since July 2015. She is active in Artificial Intelligence innovation and delivers commercial, IP and innovation strategy assessments. Prior to UBS, Annika was Head of Strategy & Innovation at DB Investment Services GmbH, bundling securities processing within Deutsche Bank, and in preceding entities Xchanging Transaction Bank and Fondsdepot Bank within the financial services business of Xchanging. Before moving into innovation, Annika worked in Investment Banking functions with Lazard and other banks in Frankfurt and London, advising Financial Institutions across the German-speaking region, Scandinavia, France and CEE in M&A, restructurings and IPOs.
Digital Solutions & Delivery / Head Product Delivery Credit Suisse
Paul Sutter studied business administration at HSG (lic.oec / Master), with a major in banking, financial and capital markets. Afterwards he kicked off his career at Credit Suisse as a relationship manager in the segment of wealthy private clients and is today responsible for the delivery of IT features needed to digitalise the bank's business model.