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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

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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


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

A view of Zurich, Switzerland

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

All Latest Switzerland News

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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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