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Switzerland Skiing View

Swiss first pillar fund gains 7% in 2017 but tough times ahead

Fri, 9 Feb 2018By

The AHV fund is expected to run out of assets by 2030 due to Switzerland’s ageing population

Euro banknotes

European asset management hits new records in 2017

Wed, 7 Feb 2018By

€8.9trn of assets were managed in European-domiciled open-ended funds at the end of last year

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Pension fund seeks Swiss equity factor investing fund via IPE Quest

Thu, 1 Feb 2018By IPE Staff

Swiss pension fund is looking to allocate CHF350m

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss roundup: PK Post quits Ethos following governance concerns

Tue, 30 Jan 2018By

Plus: SBB’s Pensionskasse reports 2017 return above benchmark

Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

AV2020: Swiss pension system reform still on hold

Mon, 29 Jan 2018By

Four months after the failed referendum on Swiss pension reform there is still disagreement on the next steps, writes Barbara Ottawa

A view of Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss BVK beats the market with 9% investment gains

Fri, 26 Jan 2018By

Equities helped Zurich Pensionskasse return almost 200 basis points more than the market average

UBS Zurich bahnhofstrasse

UBS to inject up to €600m into Swiss pension fund to soften cuts

Mon, 22 Jan 2018By

Conversion rate to be lowered, retirement age and employee contributions upped

Switzerland

Emerging markets fuel 6.7% return at Switzerland's Publica

Wed, 17 Jan 2018By

Plus: Corporate pension plans’ funding nearly at 10-year highs

Geneva, Switzerland

Swiss postal pension fund to review membership of proxy voting group

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

PKPost managing director resigned from Ethos board in protest at governance problems

Switzerland

Swiss pension fund seeking private equity manager via IPE Quest

Wed, 20 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Pension fund has $200m (€169m) developed market buyout mandate to award 

SIX swiss stock exchange building

Swiss corporate pension funds slash conversion rates, study shows

Fri, 15 Dec 2017By

Willis Towers Watson study shows pension benefit levels falling despite contributions increasing

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Swiss pension fund tenders global corporate bond mandates via IPE Quest

Tue, 12 Dec 2017By

Also: SEB Manager Research seeks firm to manage €200m large-cap European equities mandate

telescope binoculars search mandate

Mandate roundup: German fund in €1bn LDI search on IPE Quest

Tue, 5 Dec 2017By IPE Staff

Plus: ERAFP tenders out €2bn currency hedging mandate

Onno Steenbeek, APG; Elisabeth Bourqui, ABB; Vincent Mortier, Amundi; Liam Kennedy, IPE

IPE Conference: How ABB's digital strategy underpins its multi-national pensions

Thu, 30 Nov 2017By

ABB’s pensions chief emphasises importance of technology, while Amundi explains outlook for real estate, private equity

Zurich, Switzerland

Switzerland's BVK opens to employers outside of Zurich

Fri, 10 Nov 2017By

BVK is already the biggest Swiss Pensionskasse by number of insured persons

Zurich at night

Swiss pension fund portfolios '4°C off Paris climate agreement'

Thu, 26 Oct 2017By

Survey identifies international diversification and lack of investments in renewable energies as key factors

Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index

Melbourne Mercer: Pension systems fail to make the A-grade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017By IPE Staff

Denmark once again is the world’s best but several systems have seen ratings drop in the past 12 months

All Latest Switzerland News

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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

pensions in switzerland make or break

Pensions In Switzerland: Make or break

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The referendum in September will decide the fate of the Swiss pension reform package. Barbara Ottawa analyses the first stages of the political campaigns leading up to the vote

Lombard Odier Pension Fund: A blueprint for multi-asset

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Lombard Odier Pension Fund has developed an innovative multi-asset approach based on absolute return and diversification

Asset Allocation: Ticino maintains aim

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Pierre Spocci, director of the Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the pension fund’s stable strategy 

Good governance boosts returns

May 2017 (Magazine)

Best practice in governance has been shown to produce above-average investment returns, say Manuel Ammann and Christian Ehmann

Asset Allocation: When diversification fails

May 2017 (Magazine)By

What do Swiss pension funds do when risk budgets are stretched and diversification has failed? Barbara Ottawa reports

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