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GAM to liquidate absolute return bond funds following redemption requests

Mon, 13 Aug 2018By

Up to €6.3bn could be returned to investors as GAM seeks to meet wave of redemption requests

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Publica cuts equity, increases real estate in risk reduction move

Mon, 6 Aug 2018By

Swiss pension funds look to lower equity allocations and increase exposure to foreign real estate

No entry sign

GAM forced to halt dealing for €6.3bn bond funds after redemptions spike [updated]

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Clients began pulling money out earlier this week after the suspension of fund manager Tim Haywood

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Accounting, de-risking moves bolster Swiss pension plan funding

Wed, 11 Jul 2018By

Liabilities fell by CHF3.6bn while investment returns added CHF900m.

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva pension fund steps up climate change efforts

Fri, 6 Jul 2018By

CPEG announces carbon footprint results, coal exclusion, wider engagement scope

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Swiss government warns of fire sale to fund first pillar payouts

Mon, 2 Jul 2018By

Flexible retirement age and compensation for women proposed in a bid to revive reforms

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IMF demands Switzerland link payouts to longevity, interest rates

Thu, 28 Jun 2018By

But industry professionals warn of damage to public confidence in second pillar

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European pension funds back energy storage fund

Tue, 26 Jun 2018By IPE Staff

Fund reaches final closing at €252m with backing from major European institutions

Lucerne, Switzerland

Regulation biggest challenge for Swiss asset managers, survey finds

Tue, 26 Jun 2018By

Compliance with various international regulations important to escape confined domestic market

agriculture

PGGM, UBS collaborate on food security project

Thu, 21 Jun 2018By

Investors partner with US and Dutch universities to construct assessment model for UN’s second SDG

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Not considering ESG could mean failing fiduciary duty: Compenswiss

Thu, 21 Jun 2018By

MSCI tells investors to check portfolio risk before adding green investments

Night view of Bern and Aare River, Switzerland

Werner Hertzog to leave Berne pension fund in October

Wed, 20 Jun 2018By

Former Aon CEO and ex-head of Publica moves on after good investment year

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Austrian investors welcome EU’s sustainable investment proposals

Mon, 11 Jun 2018By

But conference panelists wary of overregulation and hidden agendas

Gold bars

Swaps, swapped: Switzerland’s AHV moves into physical gold

Tue, 5 Jun 2018By

First pillar buffer fund tenders storage and custody for physical gold allocation

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Benelux fund tenders €100m money market mandate via IPE Quest

Mon, 4 Jun 2018By IPE Staff

Also: A Swiss pension fund is on the lookout for an active domestic equity manager

Switzerland

Swiss investors allocate record CHF391bn to ESG assets

Fri, 1 Jun 2018By

Swiss Sustainable Finance reports significant increase in sustainable investment activity year-on-year

Geneva, Switzerland

Proxy voting group Ethos nominates new presidents as Biedermann exits

Tue, 29 May 2018By

Swiss pension fund for postal sector still to decide on support for proxy voting service

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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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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

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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

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