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.
Outsourcing as a central success factor
Antonio Russo talks about the mounting challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry and how outsourcing can bring about requisite boosts in efficiency and productivity.
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
White collar crime not only in companies
Matthias Kiener, Head of Forensic at KPMG Berne, explains in an interview on Radio NRJ Berne how cases of misappropriation can occur in associations and companies and how they can be prevented.
Audit becomes increasingly complex
Stéphane Gard, Head KPMG Swiss Romande, speaks in L’AGEFI about the economic situation and KPMG‘s work in Western Switzerland. He also describes the increasing regulation, which burdens not only the corporations but also the audit firms.
Sustainability has to be measurable
Marc Ziegler, Sector Head Transportation & Leisure, explains in the Handelszeitung the advantages sustainable products bring to the logistics industry, how much they cost and why it is worth focusing on “Green Logistics“.
Accounting independent of legal structure
Nicolas Duc, Director of Legal, and Michel Faggion, Audit Partner, talk about the new accounting rules and regulations, which show that accounting standards are no longer dependent on the legal structure of an organization.
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.
More M&A activities in the financial industry
Patrik Kerler, Head of M&A, and Christian Hintermann, Head of Transaction & Restructuring, describe the situation of the M&A market in the financial industry and confirm the tendency towards a more accelerated consolidation.
Trend towards smaller, lighter cars
Hebert Bussmann, Head of Automotive, talks in an interview with Sonntagszeitung about the increasing influence of urban planners on the development of car models and the latest developments towards e-connectivity.
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.
Sovereign wealth funds invest in Swiss real estate
Stefan Pfister, Head of Advisory at KPMG Switzerland, talks in the Schweizer Immobilienbrief about the interest of sovereign wealth funds in real estate investments in Switzerland and explains why this asset class stays attractive.
New EU-regulation - challenges for Swiss Banks
Marcel Aellen, Regulatory Services at KPMG, illustrates in AGEFI the new financial regulation for the European Union, the subsequent challenges for Swiss banks and what steps they need to take next.
Pricing of real estate assets
Beat Seger, Director Real Estate at KPMG, talks in NZZ about the pricing of real estate assets and shows how the performance of shares and stocks are changing.