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Pensions in Switzerland

Instead of sound and light displays, the Swiss Parliament should be resolving the delays to Altersvorsorge 2020

Pensions In Switzerland: Parliamentary ping pong

November 2016 (Magazine)By

A political stalemate is holding up Switzerland’s Altersvorsorge 2020 pensions reform package. And now time is running out, as Barbara Ottawa finds 

Asset Allocation: Curves, currency and costs

November 2016 (Magazine)By

More than anywhere else, the low and negative interest rate environment is shaping Swiss portfolios. But investment challenges are quite particular, finds Barbara Ottawa

Financial Sustainability: Are there enough assets?

November 2016 (Magazine)

Lukas Riesen and Stephan Skaanes ask whether Swiss pension funds can financially afford their promises

Sector slams government proposals for regulation on Switzerland's 1e plans

November 2016 (Magazine)By

An initial government proposal for a regulation on self-guided top-up pension plans for high earners has been slammed

Swiss market liquidity: Anything left to drink?

November 2016 (Magazine)

Robert Cranston assesses liquidity trends in Swiss markets

Interview: Jacqueline Oh, Swiss Association for Responsible Investments

November 2016 (Magazine)By

Jacqueline Oh, managing director of SVVK/ASIR, believes Swiss pension funds are lagging behind some of their European peers when it comes to sustainable investments. But they are catching up

Pensions in Switzerland

Pensions In Switzerland: Caught in an impasse

May 2016 (Magazine)By

Swiss pension funds are still coming to terms with negative bond yields and uncertainty over the strength of the Swiss franc. Daniel Ben-Ami examines the considerable challenges they face

Domestic investment: Returns, but at what cost?

May 2016 (Magazine)By

Although Swiss pension funds have a low home bias, local investments still make up a substantial proportion of their portfolios

Interview: Roger Tischhauser

May 2016 (Magazine)By

Roger Tischhauser is responsible for 40% of the assets in the Swiss second pillar and is an agent for reform in the pensions debate

Interview: André Tapernoux

May 2016 (Magazine)By

Pension funds should be more realistic about evaluating liabilities, André Tapernoux tells Barbara Ottawa

Second Pillar: Technical difficulties

May 2016 (Magazine)By

Despite the challenges facing Switzerland’s second-pillar pension the necessary overhaul of the system is still a long way off, says Barbara Ottawa 


Pensions in Switzerland: Retirement reform revisited

December 2015 (Magazine)By

Switzerland’s programme for pension fund reform is back on the agenda following the strong showing by the centre right in the recent federal elections

All Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland: Official stats confirm defined benefit disappearance

Mon, 20 Feb 2017By

Only 58 pension funds with DB schemes in 2015, down from nearly 300 in 2005 

Top 1000 Switzerland

Switzerland: SBA calls for investment guidelines rejig to boost alternatives

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

Asset class categorisation must be changed to help facilitate bigger allocations to alternatives

Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland’s Compenswiss returns 5.26% in 2016

Thu, 9 Feb 2017By

The performance with hedging taken into account was 3.92%


Wednesday people roundup

Wed, 8 Feb 2017By IPE Staff

Kempen, Altis, RPMI Railpen, Allianz, Hermes, Lazard, Columbia Threadneedle, Quaero Capital, Insight Investment, Morgan Stanley, MSCI

Netherlands View

Kempen poaches quartet from Altis's leadership team

Tue, 7 Feb 2017By

Appointments follow Kempen’s increased focus on fiduciary managent

Swiss supreme court in Luzern

Swiss supreme court: Provitas trustee board took too much risk

Fri, 3 Feb 2017By

Equity allocation was ramped up without sufficient reserves being established beforehand

A view of Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss pension fund association refuses to back benefit ‘adjustments’

Wed, 1 Feb 2017By

Association director says the question of benefit cuts has to be decided at the political level

Frank Juliano - Compenswiss

How We Run Our Money: Compenswiss

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Frank Juliano, head of asset management at Compenswiss, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo what lies ahead for Switzerland’s social security funds

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