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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

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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

Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss economist warns pension funds of overdiversification

Fri, 20 Oct 2017By

Peter Meier says smaller pension funds need to focus on one strategy

Zurich

Higher cost strategies outperform for Swiss Pensionskassen

Wed, 27 Sep 2017By

Complementa study indicates simple, cheap approaches are not always successful

Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

CMI longevity model could cut Swiss liabilities by up to 3.5%

Tue, 26 Sep 2017By

Swiss consultancy Libera doubts 1.25% long-term rate used in UK

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss reform package rejected by people and cantons

Mon, 25 Sep 2017By

Social minister Berset wants to start new talks following Sunday’s public poll

Luxembourg

Asset management roundup: MJ Hudson makes Brexit move

Fri, 22 Sep 2017By IPE Staff

Plus: New LGPS transparency code commitments, HSBC MiFID II research decision

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss government rejects ideas for more pension fund comparability

Fri, 8 Sep 2017By

Government seen ‘deciding against transparency’

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss legislator removes barriers to individualised high earner pensions

Wed, 6 Sep 2017By

Amendments to 1e-plans introduce more investment options but also more risk

Nestlé's corporate headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland

Head of alternatives exits Nestlé in-house manager

Tue, 5 Sep 2017By

Move coincides with disbanding of Nestlé Capital Management

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss commission to review contribution interest rate

Thu, 31 Aug 2017By

Independent commission recommends keeping rate unchanged at 1%

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss public split over pension reform as referendum looms

Tue, 29 Aug 2017By

A month before the public vote on Altersvorsorge 2020, pension funds are trying to rally supporters

Sion Castle, Geneva

Expert group tables rescue plan for underfunded Swiss scheme

Fri, 25 Aug 2017By

Pension fund for canton of Wallis could be split in two – a closed and a new fund

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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