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Hurricane from space

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

Switzerland

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

Gavel

Swiss BVK to reclaim commissions of CHF20m from asset manager

Mon, 26 Mar 2018By

Unnamed asset manager has to pay the Pensionskassen CHF20m

Shanghai at night

Swiss fund hunts for China A-shares manager via IPE Quest

Mon, 19 Mar 2018By IPE Staff

Investor looking to allocate $30m to an all-cap or large-cap focused fund

Bern, Switzerland

First pillar pension reform gets priority in Switzerland

Mon, 5 Mar 2018By

Proposal for AHV on the table, second pillar reform approach still to be negotiated

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

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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