Switzerland’s Jordan on extraordinary monetary policy and sovereign money

L to R: Christopher Jeffery and Thomas Jordan
Louis Rafael Rosenthal

You became chairman of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) under difficult circumstances following the forced resignation of your predecessor, Philipp Hildebrand, in 2012. Can you describe how events unfolded? What did you do immediately and in the medium term to ensure you could successfully carry out your role?

An unforeseen resignation of the chairman is always a very delicate situation for an institution. Under the circumstances, the first task for my board colleagues and me was to ensure the

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