The Winners of the MONEY Award Switzerlandby Fintechnews Switzerland April 19, 2022
Last month the “MONEY – The Swiss Finance Summit” was held for the first time.
As a “new player in town”, the organisers managed to get off to a flying start in this competitive field: Over the two days of the conference, the top-class visitors met the most important players in the financial sector.
The content platform at the heart of the summit focused entirely on the theme of the summit, “Innovations in the financial industry”, with exciting panels on fintech, market trends with Jens Korte, sustainability, ESG and cryptocurrencies.
The new innovative concept has worked. The path from a trade fair to knowledge exchange with a content platform, theme lounges and an open forum for all participants.
Premiere at MONEY – The Swiss Finance Summit 2022
As the highlight of the Summit, MONEY 2022 presented the MONEY AWARDS 2022 at an evening event hosted by Swiss presenter Christa Rigozzi. For the first time in the history of the Swiss finance industry, individuals rather than companies were honoured. The awards in four categories were presented to individuals recognised for above-average services to the financial industry:
MONEY Award for outstanding performance in the field of ESG sustainability. The award for ESG sustainability went to Sabine Döbeli. She has been working for over 20 in various functions in the field of sustainable finance for over 20 years. As CEO of Swiss Sustainable Finance, Döbeli works towards strengthening Switzerland as a leading centre for sustainable finance. She was previously head of sustainability at Vontobel, built up a sustainability research team at the Zürcher Kantonalbank and was involved in the launch of various sustainable investment products.
MONEY Award for politicians who are most committed to the financial industry
The award for politicians who have done the most for the financial centre went to Hans-Peter Portmann, a member of the Zurich National Council. He is a director at LGT Bank in Zurich in the private banking division “Market Switzerland”. Portmann sits for the FDP in the National Council and is a member of the Foreign Policy Committee and the federal parliamentary delegation on the EU/EFTA. He is also a member of the FDP’s “Swiss Financial Centre” strategy group. The politician is also committed to the banking centre as Vice President of the Zurich Banking Association.
MONEY Award for Outstanding Achievement in Financial Education
In this important category for outstanding achievement in financial education, there were two winners, Dr. Anina Cristina Hille and Prof. Dr. Manfred Stüttgen. They were chosen because of their joint education and research on sustainable investments.
Hille and Stüttgen teach and conduct research at the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Dr. Anina Christina Hille works on sustainability – especially social sustainability as well as diversity – and explores the question of how financial service providers can inspire customer groups with high growth potential, including Generation Z or women, for finance. Hille has already been named Top 100 by the magazine “Women in Business”, is Functional Governance Partner for Diversity & Inclusion of the International Board Foundation and a member of the academic research committee of the Gender Lens Initiative Switzerland. Prof. Dr. Manfred Stüttgen is Professor at the HSLU and Board Member of YNVESTOR.
MONEY Award for outstanding achievements in the digitalisation of the financial industry The award for outstanding achievements in digitalisation went to Marc Bürki. In 1996, he founded the financial platform Swissquote, Switzerland’s first fintech. For the first time, private investors could access the real-time prices of all securities traded on the Swiss stock exchange free of charge. In 2000, Swissquote Group Holding was founded and listed on the Swiss stock exchange. Since then, Marc Bürki has been its CEO and has been driving digitalisation forward, using innovation and technology to challenge and rethink conventional conventions.
The “MONEY – The Swiss Finance Summit” can therefore look back on a successful and very well-attended first staging and is already looking forward to next year’s continuation on 8/9 February 2023.