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SNB president criticises Swiss Gold referendum

By: Mona Dohle | 24 Nov 2014

Thomas Jordan (pictured), president of the Swiss national bank (SNB) has expressed criticism of the Swiss initiative for an increase in gold assets, which will be decided…

Mercer buys Swiss alternatives adviser SCM

By: Jonathan Boyd | 21 Nov 2014

Mercer has announced a deal to acquire SCM Strategic Capital Management AG, the Swiss specialist private markets adviser. Terms of the deal have not been released, but…

Zurich Pension Fund Forum in photos

By: Jonathan Boyd | 20 Nov 2014

InvestmentEurope‘s Pension Fund Forum Switzerland took place in Zurich on 19 November, including speakers from Aberdeen, Erste Asset Management, First State Investments, Invesco, iShares, Martin Currie, MFS,…

Skënderbeg boosts business development team

By: Viola Caon | 17 Nov 2014

Fund of hedge funds Skënderbeg Alternative Investments has made two hires to strengthen its business development team. Elaine Xie and Masaru Kaga will join the firm as…

Fatca no barrier as Swiss website targets US investors

By: Jonathan Boyd | 14 Nov 2014

US investors who may be finding access to wealth management more difficult in light of issues such as Fatca are being targeted by a new Swiss website…

Swiss shadow banking sector 80% of GDP

By: Mona Dohle | 31 Oct 2014

The size of the  Swiss shadow banking sector in relation to its GDP is significantly smaller than anticipated, the Swiss National Bank (SNB), stated as part of…

UBP launches convertible bond fund

By: Mona Dohle | 28 Oct 2014

Union Bancaire Privée SA (UBP) has announced the launch of UBAM Convertibles 10-40 Opportunités, offering a global scope with a focus on European bonds. The fund aims…

LOIM launches alternative risk premia

By: Mona Dohle | 28 Oct 2014

Lombard Odier Investment Management (LOIM) has launched a new long/short fund across asset classes aimed at improving risk-adjusted returns with a low correlation to other asset classes.…

UBP expands EM bonds team

By: Mona Dohle | 27 Oct 2014

Union Bancaire Privée has announced the appointment of Karine Jesiolowski as senior investment specialist to its emerging market bond team. Reporting to Denis Girault, Jesiolowski will join…

Capital Group makes hire in Zurich

By: Viola Caon | 22 Oct 2014

Capital Group has hired Katja Wiechers as a Business Development Manager in Zurich, as part of its continued commitment to building its local presence in key European…

Martin Naville joins Stanhope Capital

By: Jonathan Boyd | 20 Oct 2014

Stanhope Capital, the investment management and advisory services provider to private clients, charities, endowments and institutions, has announced the appointment of Martin Naville to its advisory board.…

Reshuffle at Credit Suisse investment team

By: Mona Dohle | 17 Oct 2014

Zurich-based Credit Suisse has announced the appointment of Jim Amine and Tim O’Hara to its Investment Banking division as well as the recruitment of Helman Sitohang as…

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