The Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA) is a Swiss, professional, non-religious, non-political, non-profit association of institutions interested in and concerned with all aspects of the futures and options (derivatives) industry and their related underlying assets. Its membership is composed of industry associations, derivative exchanges and clearing houses from all over the world, brokers, bankers, service-providers etc. Its membership is exclusively institutional.
SFOA was founded in 1980 and has, every year since, organized the exclusive executive gathering of the Bürgenstock Meeting. Due to refurbishing of the Bürgenstock estate, and after having visited Montreux last year, the 2008 meeting will be held in Interlaken.
Participants come from all over the world and are senior representatives from the major international stock and derivatives exchanges, regulatory bodies and association leaders, political and economic leaders from the guest of honor, top executives from international brokerage firms, as well as senior executives from banks and investment management firms. Also present are senior representatives from the servicing industry as well as brokers and traders involved in the international derivatives and equities markets.
Preceding the regular meeting will be a special gathering of regulators as well as emerging markets with most participants in those events attending the regular conference later on.