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Swiss Central Bank Faces Crunch Talks on Work Culture Crisis

  • Supervisory board will look into charges of discrimination
  • ‘It’s a wake-up call’ for SNB’s Bank Council, lawmaker says
Thomas Jordan on June 18.

Thomas Jordan on June 18.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg
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Thomas Jordan’s biggest personnel crisis since the Swiss National Bank president took the helm eight years ago is about to come to a head.

The central-bank chief has already been forced to defend his institution publicly over media reports claiming the work culture under his leadership discriminates against women. Now lawmakers are scrutinizing the matter, and Jordan is due to meet with his supervisory board -- the Bank Council -- on Monday to discuss the merit of the allegations.