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?
The Swiss second pillar has become too complex and lost sight of its original principle of employer patronage towards employees
The globalisation of asset management means that Swiss managers have to broaden their product range and service different regulatory regimes
ESG is still an unpopular investment strategy in Switzerland. How will it overcome this lack of enthusiasm?
Swiss pension funds have coped well with the financial crisis, but appearances can be deceptive
Illiquid investments should appeal to pension funds because of their long-term benefits, but are opportunities equal?
Swiss longevity assumptions have substantial effects on key technical figures in Pensionskassen
Talks on the reform of the Swiss first and second pillar have been prolonged by the 2017 rejection of the Altersvorsorge 2020 pac
The reserve fund for Swiss social security is well-equipped to deal with growing deficits
1e pension plans are facing reform. Will this hinder their continued popularity?
Pensionskassen were slow to embrace ESG but many are now committed to integrating sustainable thinking into their strategies
The Swiss public has rejected a complex reform package for the first and second pillar. What comes next?
A total of $80m is up for grabs in two separate tenders being conducted by a Swiss consultant
The €29bn pension fund sees market volatility, declining sterling and the ability to settle transactions as big risks, and has analysed suppliers’ ability to continue through multiple Brexit scenarios
The unnamed pension fund is seeking bottom-up managers for a $5m-$10m mandate, while two more mandate searches are closing this week
Northern Trust’s appointment as custodian helped address an ‘operational constraint’ in real asset investments for the scientific research institute’s pension fund
Investors due to receive equivalent to an “average” of 100.5% of portfolio value after a 10-month process to liquidate the CHF7.3bn fund range
Parliament to decide in the autumn on proposed increase to women’s retirement age, new first pillar funding and other reform measures
Swiss employer representatives and unions have agreed on a reform package including changes to second-pillar pension law BVG/LPP
An unnamed Swiss investor has launched six manager searches for active and passive fixed income allocations
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