Reto Gareus

Partner, Financial Services, Regulatory & Compliance

KPMG Switzerland

Reto studied economics at the University of St. Gallen.

He joined KPMG in 2005 and was promoted to Partner in 2017. He leads the Regulatory & Compliance team within Financial Services Consulting.

Reto advises national and international financial clients in Switzerland. His consulting focus is in the areas of non-financial risk management. He helps his clients improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their front-to-back compliance and risk management frameworks (risk measurement, risk management, risk appetite, governance, reporting, internal control systems, etc.) and ensure compliance with new regulatory requirements such as FinSA.

Reto Gareus has provided audit services to many financial services clients – managing complex, international engagements for large, global banking groups – for over a decade. He has performed various audits of banks’ financial reporting in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP, BAG-FINMA and Code of Obligations as well as regulatory audits in accordance with Swiss law and regulatory requirements (e.g. compliance & governance, capital adequacy, large exposures, SNB reporting and other mandatory regulatory audit areas). He’s also conducted audits in areas such as credit, code of conduct, anti-money laundering and asset management.

Reto brings significant experience in regulation applicable to new businesses and transactions, formal reporting to supervisory authorities and in incorporation and merger audits. He also has special expertise in the management of operational risk and implementation of sound risk management frameworks.  

  • Master in Economics at HSG (lic. oec. HSG)

  • Swiss Certified Public Accountant

  • FINMA-accredited Leading Bank Auditor