“I hope to see constructive debates”
President of the National Council, Christa Markwalder, talks about the Swiss success story and points out which areas she considers most urgently in need of reform.
“A very lively year”
In a video Stefan Pfister summarizes the key drivers of the 2015 fiscal year and offers an outlook of upcoming developments.
“Digitalization impacts every industry”
Ulrich Amberg, Head of Consulting at KPMG Switzerland, talks in an interview about smart washing machines, the enormous innovative capacity of start-ups as well as the growing importance of data protection and cyber security.
“Regulation is driving consolidation”
Jürg Birri, Head of the Regulatory Competence Center Financial Services at KPMG Switzerland, discusses how the Swiss financial industry will be impacted by AEoI, AMLA and FinSA.
Performance of Swiss Private Banks
A recent study conducted by KPMG Switzerland and the University of St. Gallen has shown that the gap between Swiss private banks is widening. Christian Hintermann summarizes the key findings of the study.
"Unfocused action won't help"
Hans-Ulrich Bigler, Director of the Swiss Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises, talks in an interview about the repercussions of the strong franc, the innovative capacity of local SMEs and the economic burden of regulation.
What does the electricity industry need?
Urs Gasche, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BKW, talks in an interview about his expectations of politicians, negotiations with the EU and Switzerland’s energy situation in 15 years.
The Future of Financial Reporting
Roland Abt and Daniel Bösiger talk in an interview about key changes, the importance of annual reports and other challenges connected to this year’s financial reporting activities.
The role of commodities trading in global economy
Richard Sharman summarizes in the interview the current challenges facing the commodities trading industry, talks about Switzerland as a business location and points out the global trends of the sector.
“Further consolidation is conceivable”
In an interview, Philipp Rickert talks about the big economic and regulatory issues facing private banks and which business model will be successful in the future.
Panel Talk – Clarity on Swiss Taxes
Councilor Peter Hegglin and tax experts Bruno Gurtner and Peter Uebelhart talk about Switzerland in the context of national and international tax competition.
“Excellent social insurance system”
Ivo Furrer, Chief Executive Officer Switzerland at Swiss Life, and Thomas Gerber, Head of Life and Executive Committee member at AXA Winterthur, discuss the business environment for life insurance.
“I enjoy explaining complex relationships”
In an interview, Prof. Erwin Heri, founder of Fintool, talks about his efforts to create a more finance-savvy public, confidence in markets and how Switzerland’s financial sector has changed.
“M&A play a major role”
Christopher Minter, Head of Principal Investments & Acquisitions at Swiss Re, talks about the importance of mergers and acquisitions in the insurance industry.
"Bilateral agreements are the only reasonable solution"
Stéphane Rossini, President of the National Council, talks about the relevance of the relationship between Switzerland and the EU. He also reveals where he feels there is a need to reform social, healthcare, energy, financial and tax policies.