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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva’s €11.2bn pension fund pleads for ‘double Yes’ in funding vote

Thu, 18 Apr 2019By

CPEG is anxious about a May referendum that could pave the way for much-needed financing

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Swiss pension fund seeking ideas for low-volatility equity strategy

Mon, 1 Apr 2019By IPE Staff

Strategy should cut out absolute downside risk  

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Zurich scheme cites Brexit as it reports ‘disappointing’ performance

Thu, 28 Mar 2019By

CHF16.6bn fund loses 3.3% in 2018, roughly in line with market average 

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Swiss €8bn public pension fund developing sustainability strategy

Mon, 25 Mar 2019By

BLPK says move is – at least in part – in response to external expectations 

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Scientific Beta criticises MSCI weapon exclusion comments

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By

Arguments against default exclusion in mainstream indices ‘do not stand up’, argues Noël Amenc

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Interview: Independent adviser warns ESG is ‘overwhelming’ Swiss funds

Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Independent ethics adviser granted mandate by major occupational Swiss pension fund 

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Chart of the Week: DC overtakes DB in top seven pension markets

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By , ,

€35.6trn invested in 22 markets, Willis Towers Watson reports, with DC making headway in the UK, Canada and Japan

Zurich, Switzerland

Compenswiss moves to tackle mounting cashflow problem

Thu, 14 Feb 2019By

Compenswiss feels ‘forced’ to increase monthly divestment to meet pension payments 

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Swiss pension fund seeks passive managers for domestic, global equities

Thu, 7 Feb 2019By IPE Staff

Investor plans to allocate roughly €88m each to Swiss and global passive equity mandates

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Swiss lawmakers reject variable pension payouts

Tue, 5 Feb 2019By

Parliamentary commission says pension providers cannot alter benefit payments to ease funding pressure

Zurich, Switzerland

‘Keep second pillar simple’ says Swiss BVK

Thu, 31 Jan 2019By

Conference delegates debate individual choice and variable pension payouts at Swiss Pensionskassen 

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Major Swiss pension funds outline losses after ‘sobering’ 2018

Mon, 28 Jan 2019By

Migros and APK are latest to report overall losses after equity market falls 

Euros

Major German pension providers invest in rating agency Scope

Tue, 22 Jan 2019By

European rating agency gets Swiss license and appoints new head of digital development

Zurich

Swiss regulator: More pension funds to be underfunded after 2018 volatility

Mon, 21 Jan 2019By

Authority defends the introduction of further risk assessment tools for collective pension funds

Swiss francs

Swiss pension fund tenders $4bn currency overlay mandate

Mon, 21 Jan 2019By IPE Staff

A Swiss pension fund is seeking ideas for a potential $4bn (€3.5bn) currency overlay mandate via IPE Quest.

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Equities drag Switzerland’s Publica to 3.2% loss in 2018

Thu, 17 Jan 2019By

CHF37.6bn pension investor gained from real estate and infrastructure last year

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Swiss pension fund group criticises regulator on proposed reforms

Wed, 9 Jan 2019By

Industry lobby group publishes statements on consultations regarding second pillar interest rate, collective pension schemes and collective investment pools

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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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