Reto Gareus

Director, Audit Financial Services

KPMG Switzerland

Reto Gareus joined KPMG in 2004 and has more than 10 years of international experience in auditing financial services organizations, mainly managing engagements for large, global banking groups. He has also gained significant experience in providing regulatory advice on (new) businesses and transactions, including the interpretation to clients of applicable regulations and formal reporting to supervisory authorities.

Reto has significant experience in incorporation and merger audits as well. He has special expertise in the management of Operational Risk and implementation of sound Risk Management Frameworks. Reto performed various audits of banks’ financial reporting in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP, BAG-FINMA and Code of Obligations, regulatory audits in accordance with Swiss law and regulatory requirements (e.g. Compliance & Governance, Capital Adequacy, Large Exposures, SNB Reporting as well as other mandatory regulatory audit areas) and additional audits in areas such as Credit, Code of Conduct, Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Management.

Education and qualifications

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

  • Swiss Certified Accountant


  • FINMA-accredited Leading Bank Auditor

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