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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

the evolution of swiss pension fund average asset allocation

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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Pensions In Switzerland: Make or break

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The referendum in September will decide the fate of the Swiss pension reform package. Barbara Ottawa analyses the first stages of the political campaigns leading up to the vote

Lombard Odier Pension Fund: A blueprint for multi-asset

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Lombard Odier Pension Fund has developed an innovative multi-asset approach based on absolute return and diversification

Asset Allocation: Ticino maintains aim

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Pierre Spocci, director of the Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo about the pension fund’s stable strategy 

Good governance boosts returns

May 2017 (Magazine)

Best practice in governance has been shown to produce above-average investment returns, say Manuel Ammann and Christian Ehmann

Asset Allocation: When diversification fails

May 2017 (Magazine)By

What do Swiss pension funds do when risk budgets are stretched and diversification has failed? Barbara Ottawa reports

Fees: Clear on management costs

May 2017 (Magazine)

Ueli Mettler and Benita von Lindeiner examine the difficult question of costs in Switzerland’s second-pillar pension system

All Switzerland

Elisabeth Bourqui

ABB pension chief Bourqui to join CalPERS

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

Elisabeth Bourqui to become chief operating investment officer at $351bn fund from next month

Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland confirms CHF320m backstop for public sector fund

Mon, 16 Apr 2018By

Federal government liable for payment in the event of underfunding at pension fund for federal employees

Zurich, Switzerland

40,000 Swiss companies to rethink pension plans as AXA restructures

Thu, 12 Apr 2018By

AXA Switzerland ends full-service guaranteed occupational pension offerings

Switzerland

Swiss fund seeks ideas for domestic equity restructure via IPE Quest

Wed, 4 Apr 2018By IPE Staff

Investor wants to improve risk-return ratio on Swiss equity allocation through quantitative approach

Switzerland: Unique challenges

April 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

The small size of the stock market hinders the deployment of factor investing in Switzerland

A Migros supermarket in Zug, Switzerland

Swiss retailer makes ESG standards mandatory for external managers

Tue, 27 Mar 2018By

Minimum criteria to be based on Swiss law and international conventions

Gavel

Swiss BVK to reclaim commissions of CHF20m from asset manager

Mon, 26 Mar 2018By

Unnamed asset manager has to pay the Pensionskassen CHF20m

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Swiss fund hunts for China A-shares manager via IPE Quest

Mon, 19 Mar 2018By IPE Staff

Investor looking to allocate $30m to an all-cap or large-cap focused fund

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