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FINMA chief to head up German financial watchdog BaFin - Handelsblatt

BERLIN, March 22 (Reuters) - Mark Branson, the head of Switzerland’s financial markets regulator FINMA, is to be named the new President of German financial watchdog BaFin, German daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing government sources.

Current president Felix Hufeld is leaving BaFin at the end of the month after coming under pressure for failing to spot wrongdoing ahead of the collapse of the payments company Wirecard.

FINMA declined to comment. BaFin was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Additional reporting by Oliver Hirt and Tom Sims; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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