Monetary policy and innovation
The eruption of the financial crisis in 2008 and the subsequent battle against the global economic crisis forced central banks all over the world to take unconventional measures. Since 2008, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has also adopted new strategies for following its monetary policy, including adjusting the minimum exchange rate of the Swiss franc to 1.20 per euro (in effect since September 6, 2011). Today, a successful monetary policy wouldn't even be imaginable without innovation. Daniel Hanimann will provide a brief outlook on the modern monetary policy and will gladly answer questions regarding the current situation and how the SNB views that situation.
Daniel Hanimann has been SNB's delegate for regional economic relations for the Northwestern Switzerland region (AG, BL, BS) since October 2011. He participates in confidential discussions with company decision makers while gathering information on the condition and perspectives of the companies based there. This SNB Executive Board uses this information to make decisions for the monetary policy. He also acts as an ambassador by informing interested social, political and economical parties about the SNB's policies. Daniel Hanimann is an economist from Basel and worked in journalism for about 20 years, mainly in television journalism. He started off on ARD in Berlin, changed to the Tagesschau in Zurich and then went on to work as a correspondent in Brussels (from 1995 to 2001), where he reported on EU and NATO affairs. After returning to Switzerland, he worked on the Swiss television show, "Rundschau" and hosted Ringier's business broadcasts "Cash TV" and "CASH Talk." Before joining the SNB, he worked for Swiss Television (SF) as the head of the economics section of the "Tagesschau" (daily news program).