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Museum of Art History, Vienna

Austrian investors welcome EU’s sustainable investment proposals

Mon, 11 Jun 2018By

But conference panelists wary of overregulation and hidden agendas

Gold bars

Swaps, swapped: Switzerland’s AHV moves into physical gold

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

First pillar buffer fund tenders storage and custody for physical gold allocation

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Benelux fund tenders €100m money market mandate via IPE Quest

Mon, 4 Jun 2018By IPE Staff

Also: A Swiss pension fund is on the lookout for an active domestic equity manager


Swiss investors allocate record CHF391bn to ESG assets

Fri, 1 Jun 2018By

Swiss Sustainable Finance reports significant increase in sustainable investment activity year-on-year

Geneva, Switzerland

Proxy voting group Ethos nominates new presidents as Biedermann exits

Tue, 29 May 2018By

Swiss pension fund for postal sector still to decide on support for proxy voting service

'Pensions funds should ramp up local investment'

Mortality rate change could boost Dutch pension scheme funding

Fri, 25 May 2018By Frank van Alphen,

Longevity drop could boost pension funds’ coverage by 0.5%, according to Sprenkels & Verschuren

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Compenswiss tenders $300m high yield mandate via IPE Quest

Wed, 16 May 2018By IPE Staff

Swiss first-pillar fund manager wants manager with long track record for non-investment-grade bond allocation


Switzerland’s CHF7bn intergenerational pension problem

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Pensionskassen need more flexibility to address the annual CHF7bn cross-subsidy problem


Swiss funding levels fell in Q1 2018 after 1.3% average loss

Fri, 4 May 2018By

Public sector Pensionskassen APK and PKBS post 2017 investment returns in line with market average

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Swiss investors diversify insurance-linked portfolios after difficult 2017

Mon, 23 Apr 2018By

Significant losses experienced in 2017 from concentrated hurricane risk

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss accounting body warns on pension fund audit quality

Fri, 20 Apr 2018By

Ongoing independent oversight needed, says federal body

Elisabeth Bourqui

ABB pension chief Bourqui to join CalPERS

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

Elisabeth Bourqui to become chief operating investment officer at $351bn fund from next month

Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland confirms CHF320m backstop for public sector fund

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

Federal government liable for payment in the event of underfunding at pension fund for federal employees

Zurich, Switzerland

40,000 Swiss companies to rethink pension plans as AXA restructures

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By

AXA Switzerland ends full-service guaranteed occupational pension offerings


Swiss fund seeks ideas for domestic equity restructure via IPE Quest

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By IPE Staff

Investor wants to improve risk-return ratio on Swiss equity allocation through quantitative approach

A Migros supermarket in Zug, Switzerland

Swiss retailer makes ESG standards mandatory for external managers

Tue, 27 Mar 2018By

Minimum criteria to be based on Swiss law and international conventions


Swiss BVK to reclaim commissions of CHF20m from asset manager

Mon, 26 Mar 2018By

Unnamed asset manager has to pay the Pensionskassen CHF20m

All Latest Switzerland News

country report switzerland

Country Report: Switzerland - Preparing for the next set of reforms

June 2018 (magazine)By

Talks on the reform of the Swiss first and second pillar have been prolonged by the 2017 rejection of the Altersvorsorge 2020 pac

Compenswiss: Futureproof

June 2018 (magazine)By

The reserve fund for Swiss social security is well-equipped to deal with growing deficits

1e Pension Plans: Staying popular?

June 2018 (magazine)By Iain Richardson, Willi Thunherr

1e pension plans are facing reform. Will this hinder their continued popularity?

ESG: The Swiss shade of green

June 2018 (magazine)By

Pensionskassen were slow to embrace ESG but many are now committed to integrating sustainable thinking into their strategies

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Switzerland: Goodbye AV2020

November 2017 (Magazine)By

The Swiss public has rejected a complex reform package for the first and second pillar. What comes next?

Post-referendum analysis: Initial reactions

November 2017 (Magazine)

Industry experts and groups offer analysis of the referendum and its consequences for the future of Swiss pension reform

Case Study: CPEG

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Switzerland’s most vulnerable pension fund has been offered a CHF4.7bn bailout from its sponsor, the canton of Geneva

Reporting: On pause

November 2017 (Magazine)By

The Swiss government has decided against further reporting standardisation for Pensionskassen

Risk: Funding obligations force yield hunting

November 2017 (Magazine)

Coverage ratios have improved but riskier investments mean some pension funds are vulnerable to market shocks

the evolution of swiss pension fund average asset allocation

Asset Allocation: Funds seek alternatives

November 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension funds seek the right risk-return balance in a low-interest-rate environment. Opportunities seem few and far between

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