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In their article for Finanz und Wirtschaft Jürg Birri and Philipp Zünd explain the next steps Switzerland is taking to implement the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) standards.
Gerben Schreurs’ article explains which steps financial institutions can take to protect themselves against cyberattacks.
In his article for the Handelszeitung Ulrich Prien explains from a real estate perspective why the suggested federal inheritance tax in Switzerland could danger especially family run companies.
In his article for the Handelszeitung Christian Hintermann explains which factors amplify the ongoing consolidation in Swiss private banking.
In his article for the Schweizer Treuhänder Olivier Gauderon analyses the developments since the SNB’s decision in January.
In the next few weeks the individuals will again fill the annual tax returns. Patrick Burgy gives in his interview helpful tips on what to consider when filling out tax returns.
In his article for the Handelszeitung Giovanni Manzoni explains why core banking systems often do not meet the requirements and which new outsourcing solutions make sense.
The state will often raise as much tax substrate, and companies are trying their fiscal duties to keep as low as possible. Peter Uebelhart talks about the goal conflict with economic, social and moral parameters.
In his interview with the Handelszeitung Adrian Tüscher explains the current situation regarding work permits and contingents.
Peter Uebelhart and Philipp Zünd talk about the impact of the inheritance and gift tax initiative with a view of succession planning for SMEs in Switzerland.
In his interview with L’Agefi Patrik Kerler explains the effects of the SNB decision on the Swiss M&A market.
In his article for the Handelszeitung Ulrich Prien explains why last year indirect investments were very attractive for local investors.
In her interview with the CVCI Journal, Hélène Béguin highlights the challenges of the audit market in Western Switzerland and in general.
In his article for the Handelszeitung, Patrik Kerler looks back on the M&A business in 2014 and explains the key drivers of 2015.
In order for hospitals to continue operating successfully in the future all the players in the healthcare sector need to work together. Moreover, the path towards digitalization must resolutely be pursued.
The mood on Switzerland's investment property market has experienced renewed downturn compared to the previous year. Market players even expect prices to drop in specific regions such as the areas around the Mittelland and Lake Geneva.
Beat Seger presents and evaluates in his article for Le Monde Economique the findings of this year’s Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index (SRESI).
In an interview with Leader magazine, Stefan Pfister summarizes his personal motivation as CEO and the challenges for KPMG.
Lars Schlichting explains in his article for Corriere del Ticino the latest developments within the Italian non-disclosure agreement and its effect on a possible double taxation treaty with Switzerland.
In his article in the Handelszeitung Christoph Wolleb presents the new possibilities in the field of additive manufacturing.
In their article in the Treuhänder Michael Herzog and Marc Widmer do an analysis of the implementation of Swiss GAAP FER at hospitals and clinics.
The Yearbook of the Wirtschaftsmagazine features an article by Roger Neininger in which he highlights the challenges in the audit business.
In his interview with Le Temps Philippe Fleury talks about the planned the law pertaining to whistleblowing.
In his article for L’Agefi Indices Yvan Mermod presents the current challenges in the institutional asset management sector.
Pascal Sprenger explains in Finanz und Wirtschaft how Swiss banks are dealing with recent political sanctions against certain states or organizations – for example, doing business with Russia.
In their article in the Handelszeitung Reto Eberle and Silvan Jute underline the importance of connected financial and non-financial reporting.
In his professional article for HR Today, Martijn de Kiewit provides five tips for HR departments to battle unethical behavior at the workplace.
Beat Seger presents and evaluates in his article for the Handelszeitung the findings of this year’s Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index (SRESI).
The Federal Council wants to introduce the Licence Boxes as a key element of the corporate tax reform III. Peter Uebelhart talks about how this License Boxes work and what company helps this measure.
Jean-Luc Epars talks about the ongoing process of standardization in the banking sector and details about the automatic exchange of information.
Pascal Sprenger provides an excellent overview of the challenges facing Swiss banks in the asset management sector.
Stefan Pfister is the new CEO of KPMG Switzerland. In the interview he talks about the increasing demands of the customers and their challenges as well as about the role of KPMG as a company.
More and more companies are focusing on their core competences. Logistics and transport services are increasingly outsourced to external partners. Christoph Wolleb and Carsten Leuters talk about the trend towards Fourth Party Logistics.
The EU aims to strengthen the quality of audits and to reduce market concentration. However, the recent regulation has the power to do the opposite. Philipp Hallauer talks about the new EU regulation and the impact on the audit quality.
The Suisse Romande has experienced a significant influx of multinational companies in recent years and is therefore regarded as Switzerland’s fastest-growing region economically.
An initiative filed in October 2012 demands nationwide abolishment of lump-sum taxation. Frank Lampert talks about the current situation in Switzerland.
Today's banking customers have become digital "multi-tasker". For the banks, an open and authentic digital communication can be a crucial factor for success in the market.
In the context of corporate governance, risk management is pushed higher up on a company’s internal agenda and audit firms are expanding their activities in the field of risk assurance.
University students should gain relevant practical experience while studying today. Daniel Sommer talks about the possibilities to involve students early in developing practical experience.
As part of the FT Global Commodities Summit in Geneva global industry representatives discussed the regulatory environment and about the challenges of the commodity sector. Richard Sharman gives an overview.
The inquiries from foreign investors for Swiss hotels have increased rapidly in recent years, according to statements made by tourism experts. Stefan Pfister talks about investor strategies and which sites are particularly popular.
Thomas Linder writes in „Die Volkswirtschaft“ about the importance of tax breaks for research, development and innovation (R+D+I) – especially for SMEs.
Christoph Wolleb and Carsten Leuters speak in this Handelszeitung article about network optimization and how the visualization of cash and commodity flows can help.
Vincent Thalmann and Janick Pochon speak in “Le Temps” about the importance of tax issues for the future of Swiss research.
Jürg Birri talks about the developments in the discussion around the automatic exchange of information.
Since the introduction of Swiss DRG, hospital construction and operation must be financed by the hospitals themselves and the need for investments is great. Ulrich Prien talks about potential financing methods.
Global companies increasingly organize themselves in so-called shared service centers and particularly centralize IT, finance and human resources processes.
The challenges that private banks are facing since the outbreak of the financial crisis are manifold. Even if the situation seems currently to improve, there is still much to do.
The underfunding of pension funds can have significant consequences for people changing their job. What should the insured consider when the pension fund of their new employer is underfunded?
Anne van Heerden talks about his daily life as a forensic specialist and how white-collar crime can be identified and prevented.
Patrik Kerler speaks in an interview with SRF “Schweizer Börse” about the M&A market in Switzerland. With a declining number of mergers and acquisitions, 2013 was not a particularly active year for the Swiss M&A market.
The transformation of the financial sector continues. Asset management businesses are affected in particular and they see their business models challenged.
The topics of cash and working capital have catapulted to the very top of most companies’ lists of priorities due to the current economic situation.
The typical fraudster is male, has worked in the company for over six years and acts in concert with other offenders.
Paul Rieveley speaks in his article about transparency in commodity trading and outlines the importance of establishing sector-specific policies.
In the future, new standards could oblige auditors to make their key findings in the financial statements publicly available. Philipp Hallauer’s article explains the challenges these new requirements could bring.
Switzerland has become a primary recipient of sovereign wealth fund investments since the financial crisis. In his article, Stefan Pfister explains where this interest comes from.
Yvan Mermod outlines in his article the challenges asset managers are facing as a result of the new regulations which are already in place or yet to come.
Olivier Gauderon shows what Switzerland can learn from Singapore and why choosing the right model can be decisive.
According to KPMG Switzerland’s recently published Swiss Tax Report 2013, the tax burden is growing on a global and domestic level. Lorenzo Job and Olivier Schmid discuss the consequences and implications for Switzerland.
Stefan Pfister explains in an interview with Newsnet what drives foreign investors to invest in Swiss luxury hotels.
Many of the private banks standing under strong pressure, because they have insufficient equity returns, they haven’t reduced their cost sustainably and show a degraded cost-income ratio.
Pension funds are investing in real estate more than ever. Ulrich Prien draws comparisons and shows in his “Handelszeitung” article that, at the same time, the risk situation has changed over the last few decades.
Small and midsized companies often believe they are less affected by white collar crime than lager enterprises. Matthias Kiener explains why this is a misjudgment.
Ulrich Prien and André Zemp explain how the ongoing reform of the healthcare system is changing the financing of building infrastructure and is leading to an increase of private investments.
Jean-Luc Epars and Yvan Mermod explain how Switzerland’s adaptations to international standards could radically change the relationship between financial intermediaries and their clients.
In an interview with the Finanz und Wirtschaft Daniel Zuberbühler talks about the conditions for an automatic exchange of information, banking regulation and the «Weissgeldstrategie».
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