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Dr. iur. Dr. phil. (DDr.) Marcel Lötscher, LL.M. MBA studied law at the Universities of St. Gallen (HSG) and Bern. His initial professional training saw him complete a commercial banking apprenticeship at a major Swiss bank. Lötscher was admitted to the Lucerne bar and ist a qualified mediator. He continued to study, becoming a Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF and International Fund Officer FA. While working part-time, Lötscher wrote a dissertation in the field of collective investment schemes and a second dissertation in economic history on the principles of Catholic investment. He also holds an Executive Master of Laws (LL.M.) in company, foundation and trust law awarded by the University of Liechtenstein, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management Competences awarded by the Danube University Krems and holds an VR-CAS HSG.

His appointments to various leading positions in the financial sphere include his role as a member of executive management at a Swiss financial group. In 2012 he was appointed Member of the Executive Board at the Financial Market Authority (FMA) Liechtenstein and Head of Securities and Markets Division. The Securities and Markets division supervises asset management companies, funds and their management companies, approves bond prospectuses and is responsible for market-related supervisory issues. Marcel is a member of various expert groups in the fields of financial market law and regulation (including the ESMA Board of Supervisors, the European Regional Committee of IOSCO and the European Expert Group MSEG-SF). He is a lecturer in business law, compliance and financial ethics and regularly gives speeches on these topics.

Last updated 15.11.2020