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Swiss pension vehicles secure greater investment flexibility

Tue, 25 Jun 2019By

New rules coming into effect in August will expand investment foundations’ opportunities, including higher equity allocations and access to alternative assets

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Investors urge support for Swiss human rights due diligence law

Wed, 12 Jun 2019By

Legislation drafted in response to NGO campaign will be debated in the lower house of Switzerland’s parliament this week

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German, Swiss and Austrian investors report spike in ESG investments

Tue, 4 Jun 2019By

Sustainable investments volume increased by 50% across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, says FNG

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Swiss pension fund exploring options for CHF2.1bn equity overlay strategy

Tue, 4 Jun 2019By IPE Staff

Investor is seeking to implement an equity protection strategy across global developed and emerging markets as well as domestic Swiss equities

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ESG roundup: LSE buys analytics provider Beyond Ratings

Mon, 3 Jun 2019By

Also: Exclusions lead sustainable investment surge in Switzerland; EIOPA consults on climate change and Solvency II; UK minister says schemes ‘doing the right thing’ on climate change 

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Swiss authorities consider ban on pension broker commission

Wed, 29 May 2019By

Pension fund association Asip has supported plans to overhaul the country’s rules on fees paid to brokers for promoting second-pillar funds

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Swiss voters approve €4bn recapitalisation of Geneva pension fund

Tue, 21 May 2019By

A plan worth CHF4.4bn will take the Swiss canton’s public pension scheme to a funding level of 75%, but without a DB to DC shift

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Swiss back top-up cash for state pension fund in referendum

Mon, 20 May 2019By

Proposal, which was linked to corporate tax reform, foresees an extra CHF2bn (€1.8bn) annually for state pension plan from 2020


AXA Switzerland eyes CHF260m domestic equity allocation

Mon, 20 May 2019By IPE Staff

The Swiss asset owner wants to invest CHF130m across two actively managed strategies, according to IPE Quest searches

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Swiss pension funds bounce back from 2018 losses

Thu, 16 May 2019By

The average funding ratio of Swiss Pensionskassen declined by more than 5 percentage points during 2018 after the fourth-quarter equity crash

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Geneva’s €11.2bn pension fund pleads for ‘double Yes’ in funding vote

Thu, 18 Apr 2019By

CPEG is anxious about a May referendum that could pave the way for much-needed financing

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Swiss pension fund seeking ideas for low-volatility equity strategy

Mon, 1 Apr 2019By IPE Staff

Strategy should cut out absolute downside risk  

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Zurich scheme cites Brexit as it reports ‘disappointing’ performance

Thu, 28 Mar 2019By

CHF16.6bn fund loses 3.3% in 2018, roughly in line with market average 

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Swiss €8bn public pension fund developing sustainability strategy

Mon, 25 Mar 2019By

BLPK says move is – at least in part – in response to external expectations 

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Scientific Beta criticises MSCI weapon exclusion comments

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By

Arguments against default exclusion in mainstream indices ‘do not stand up’, argues Noël Amenc

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Interview: Independent adviser warns ESG is ‘overwhelming’ Swiss funds

Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Independent ethics adviser granted mandate by major occupational Swiss pension fund 

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Chart of the Week: DC overtakes DB in top seven pension markets

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By , ,

€35.6trn invested in 22 markets, Willis Towers Watson reports, with DC making headway in the UK, Canada and Japan

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Switzerland: In need of a reformist zeal

December 2018 (magazine)By

The Swiss pension system needs reform but consent is needed in a federal referendum. Have politicians learnt from campaigning during the rejected Altervorsorge 2020 proposals?

Werner Hug: Less complexity, more solidarity

December 2018 (magazine)By

The Swiss second pillar has become too complex and lost sight of its original principle of employer patronage towards employees

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Asset Management: Fit for purpose

December 2018 (magazine)By

The globalisation of asset management means that Swiss managers have to broaden their product range and service different regulatory regimes

ESG: Still the ugly duckling

December 2018 (magazine)By

ESG is still an unpopular investment strategy in Switzerland. How will it overcome this lack of enthusiasm?

Risk Management: Is everything still good?

December 2018 (magazine)By

Swiss pension funds have coped well with the financial crisis, but appearances can be deceptive

Illiquid Investments: Challenges ahead

December 2018 (magazine)By

Illiquid investments should appeal to pension funds because of their long-term benefits, but are opportunities equal? 

Mortality: How a year makes a difference

December 2018 (magazine)By

Swiss longevity assumptions have substantial effects on key technical figures in Pensionskassen

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