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SNB introduces negative interest rates

By: Mona Dohle | 18 Dec 2014

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has announced the reduction of its target range for the three-month Libor range into negative territory as of 22 January, in a…

SNB appoints Zurbrügg to vice chairman, Maechler first woman to join board

By: Mona Dohle | 17 Dec 2014

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has appointed Fritz Zurbrügg as new vice chairman of the governing board and Andréa Maechler as boardmember as of 1 July 2015.…

Swiss economic outlook rebounds

By: Mona Dohle | 17 Dec 2014

The economic outlook for the Swiss economy over the next six month has improved from -30.7 to -7.6 points, according to the latest financial market survey conducted…

BNPP SS boosts Zurich Sales team

By: Mona Dohle | 16 Dec 2014

BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNPP SS) has announced the expansion of its Zurich-based client development team, appointing Corinne Vitte as head of sales institutional investors and Dario…

Montreux Capital Management makes hires

By: Viola Caon | 15 Dec 2014

Montreux Capital Management, Advisor to the Montreux Healthcare Fund, has appointed Nikhil Jhangiani as head of risk management and Kenneth Hillen as head of corporate structure and…

Gold price drops as Swiss vote no

By: Mona Dohle | 01 Dec 2014

The gold price dropped to a three week low, as the Swiss population voted overwhelmingly against the proposal to force the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to boost…

ARC launches Swiss private client indices

By: Mona Dohle | 28 Nov 2014

Asset Risk Consultants, a UK-based independent consultancy, has launched four Swiss Franc denominated Private Client Indices. The indices are designed to be used as an investment performance…

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…

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