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Bern, Switzerland

Swiss pension supervisor ‘overstepped authority’ with audit proposal

Fri, 30 Nov 2018By

Government concludes review of strongly criticised draft directive issued by OAK 

Coal mining

Swiss pension fund seeks global commodities managers

Thu, 29 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Investor tendered out two mandates of CHF100m-150m each via IPE Quest

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Swiss multi-employer schemes criticise regulator over risk proposals

Tue, 27 Nov 2018By

Pension supervisor OAK wants to drill down into individual pension plans within collective arrangements

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Swiss pension fund tenders equity mandates via IPE Quest

Mon, 26 Nov 2018By IPE Staff

Initial inflows of CHF60m expected in total for index-tracking and active mandates

Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland roundup: Government rejects expert view on interest rate

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

Also: Hans-Peter Wiedmer confirmed as new CEO of Bernische Pensionskasse

Governance at UK pension schemes 'not fit for purpose'

GAM boss Friedman exits after outflows spike

Tue, 6 Nov 2018By

Investors have pulled billions from the Swiss asset manager since it suspended a senior bond fund manager in July

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Swiss fund to reassess private assets in strategy overhaul

Wed, 31 Oct 2018By

Portfolio restructuring brings higher credit exposure and focus on risk categories

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Compensate younger members for subsidising retirees: Swiss consultancy

Mon, 29 Oct 2018By

Solidarity in Swiss second pillar system is a necessity but also a burden, conference hears

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Asset management roundup: DWS partners with Tikehau for alts ‘alliance’

Wed, 17 Oct 2018By

Plus: eVestment secures undisclosed consultant and fee data for new service; UBP enters impact investing space

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Switzerland to hold new referendum on financing for first-pillar system

Wed, 10 Oct 2018By

AHV/AVS fund could run out of assets by 2030 if the Swiss government cannot pass reforms

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Some Swiss Pensionskassen reject ESG citing costs, lack of detail

Tue, 25 Sep 2018By

Complementa risk survey reflects increase in sustainable investments, but concerns abound

Stock market returns

Asset management roundup: Tech ETFs launched, TOBAM cuts carbon

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Lyxor and Invesco launch tech-based exchange-traded funds, TOBAM cuts its carbon footprint, and IM Global Partners adds liquid alts

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Swiss collective pensions vehicles get green light for equities boost

Mon, 17 Sep 2018By

Pension funds will have more say in Anlagestiftungen decisions under new law

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CERN pension fund appoints new custodian after 'extensive review'

Thu, 13 Sep 2018By

Plus: academic Jacob Bjorheim named as external expert on investment committee


Switzerland overtakes Norway as the best place to retire

Fri, 7 Sep 2018By

Sharp decline in finances forces Norway into 3rd place, according to Natixis analysis

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Switzerland tops alternatives allocation in six key pension markets

Fri, 24 Aug 2018By

UBS Asset Management publishes 46th edition of Pension Fund Indicators report

Shanghai, China

Swiss pension fund seeks manager for $500m emerging markets mandate

Tue, 21 Aug 2018By IPE Staff

Managers should have five-year track record and at least $1bn in the strategy already

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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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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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