Who is the typical fraudster?
The typical fraudster is male, has worked in the company for over six years and acts in concert with other offenders.
Corporate Tax Reform III – Opportunity for SMEs?
The Corporate Tax Reform III will change the Swiss tax landscape significantly. Among other changes, cantonal tax privileges might become a thing of the past. Andreas Müller talks about the implications for SMEs.
Transparency in commodity trading
Paul Rieveley speaks in his article about transparency in commodity trading and outlines the importance of establishing sector-specific policies.
Switzerland as a safe haven
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.
Asset Management is changing
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.
License Boxes for SMEs
SMEs would not have access to the possible implementation of a Licence Box according to the statements of Michael Leysinger. This is being discussed in political circles as a substitute measure for mixed companies under the Corporate Tax Reform III.
End of a trend
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.
«It's not just about returns»
Stefan Pfister explains in an interview with Newsnet what drives foreign investors to invest in Swiss luxury hotels.
Real estate exposure of pension funds
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.
The future of data privacy
In the context of Big Data, tax transparency and international database systems, the privacy of client data is more important than ever. Matthias Bossardt and Thomas Mohr explain possible ways of dealing with the associated risks and challenges.
New financing models of healthcare buildings
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.
Limited automatic exchange of information
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».
Time for action
Whoever is waiting and hoping that the golden age of traditional private banking will come back waits in vain. However, according to Philipp Rickert, the private banks who have an uncompromising focus on the customer have good opportunities.
How to continue with the spatial planning?
The adoption of the revised Spatial Planning Law sets clear goals for the reduction of construction zones. There is no way around densifying urban centers. In an article Ulrich Prien explains the most promising concepts.
Challenged Health Care
At the KPMG Health Care Event 2012, the main trends in the Swiss health care system have been put under the microscope. A recent article summarizes the main results of this event.
Swiss financial industry under the regulatory wave
Daniel Zuberbühler talks in an interview with Schweizer Bank about the lack of capital and liquidity requirements, the competitive situation and the challenges of the financial market place in Switzerland.
SMEs must act
Without any major modernization, the new accounting law includes important changes. These will have implications, in particular, for SMEs. However, for most companies, nothing much will change. Reto Eberle speaks about the changes in accounting.
Increasing relevance of SWFs
SWFs manage more capital than ever. Increasingly, they are also involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Stefan Pfister shows in an article from the Handelszeitung why Switzerland is attractive to these investors and how they invest.
Focusing on strengths in the hospital environment
In order to survive more intense competition, hospitals need to fundamentally rethink their focus. André Zemp highlights in the Handelszeitung the momentum in the market and explains how hospitals can focus on their strengths.
Roger Neininger interviewed by BILAN
In a brief interview with BILAN Roger Neininger talks about his leadership principles, the use of social media and about his best and worst decisions.
The rowing colleague brought on board
It is often difficult for athletes to return back to work. Thomas Studhalter and André Vonarburg talk about their experiences from the perspective of the company and of the athlete.
The true value of audit
The value of an audit is not just confined to the Audit Certificate in the annual report. Lukas Marty explains in the Handelszeitung what the multiple benefits of an audit are – for the company, the investors and the clients.
Banks under great pressure
Banks must implement the tax treaties under great time pressure and uncertainty. Jürg Birri talks about the big impact this is having on smaller financial institutions and why the treaties are important for Switzerland.
Transparency and traceability for food
Stéphane Gard shows in an article from the NZZ how the food industry adapts to the growing demand for more transparency and traceability for food. He also explains the benefits for customers and how the trend will evolve.
Where do Expats pay taxes?
When working in another country for an extended period it is worth looking at the legal and tax aspects. Michael Sterchi and Michelle Birri explain which provisions should be made and point out the most important formal steps.
Capital contribution principle
Thomas Linder and Susanne Schreiber explain in FuW why the capital contribution principle should be retained as it is and point out the negative impacts if it were to be changed.
Personal portrait of Michael Andrew
Michael Andrew, the Chairman of KPMG International, recently gave an interview to the NZZ. He talked about his private life and his estimation of future key markets.
Confectionery conquer the world
Patrik Kerler explains in the Handelszeitung how changed eating habits and the requirements for a sustainable supply chain challenge major food manufacturers to optimize their business portfolios.
Geneva Financial Center must reinvent itself
Yvan Mermod and Olivier Gauderon speak in the magazine Banque & Finance about Geneva’s financial market place and its importance for the entire region as well as about the future of the independent asset managers.
Sovereign wealth funds invest in Switzerland
In an interview, Stefan Pfister talks about Switzerland’s attractiveness to large sovereign investors and points out which industries could be particularly interesting for sovereign wealth funds.
Financial institutions under pressure
Jean-Luc Epars and Philippe Ruedin describe the impact of FINMA’s position paper on the products and services offered by financial services providers and outline the effort and expense this will entail for financial institutions.
Private banks in Ticino
Lars Schlichting, speaks on TV RSI “Il Quotidiano” about private banks in Switzerland and explains the special situation in Ticino.
Switzerland for ten million
Ulrich Prien, Head of Property & Infrastructure, talks about the impact of the latest vote on the “second homes initiative” (“Zweitwohnungsinitiative”).
Tax return advice
In der Sendung Treffpunkt auf DRS 1 fasst Patrick Burgy in einer kurzen Sequenz die wichtigsten Tipps für Steuerabzüge zusammen
A working day of an auditor
Stéphane Gard, Managing Partner Western Switzerland, talks to Radio DRS about an auditor‘s working day and the increasing challenges. In addition, Prof. Leibfried analyzes the current audit market and future development of auditing.
More business crime in Switzerland
Anne van Heerden, Head of Risk Consulting at KPMG Switzerland, talks on Swiss Television about business ethics, white-collar crime and the profile of fraudsters. The interview took place in the context of the WEF 2012 in Davos.
Increase in the cases of white-collar crime
Anne van Heerden, Head of Risk Consulting, talks in the interview with Radio Central about the growth of white-collar crime in Switzerland, identify typical profiles of a fraudster and explain regional tendencies.
Patrik Kerler, Head of M&A at KPMG Switzerland, talks on the program «SF Börse» about the latest trends regarding mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland and predicts the predicts the further developments in 2012.