Caroline Clemetson is a member of the firm’s management Committee. She is head of Schellenberg Wittmer’s investment funds group and a partner in the banking and finance group. Caroline focuses on banking and finance law, in particular, financial services and financial regulation, asset management, collective investment schemes and other investment products, distribution of financial products, derivatives, trade finance, pension funds as well as insurance and insurance brokerage regulation.
Examples of Caroline’s expertise include: counsel to a major Swiss fund management company for the set-up of a new Swiss Mortgage Fund which has been described as one of the most innovative products in the market in the last five years; advising fund managers on obtaining their FINMA license as fund manager in Switzerland and implementing their new organisation, including the set-up of the compliance and risk management as well as the implementation of the new anti-money laundering regulation and counsel to several major fund management companies for the set-up of complex Swiss products (several billion of AuM).
Caroline is an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange and is a member of the specialist committee legal and compliance of the Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA).
Caroline graduated from the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich in 2001 and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2003. In 2006, she earned an LLM from Columbia University.
Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer as a partner in 2014, Caroline worked for the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority FINMA (2006 to 2014), where she was head of the investment products and distribution department within the Markets division.