Advisory

The crude oil “roller coaster”

After the financial meltdown of 2008/2009, oil prices recovered rapidly until 2010/2011, followed by a long lasting sideways phase. The last four years have witnessed an increase in price volatility for the entire crude oil complex, driven by various reasons.
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Eine Portfoliobewertung sagt mehr als 1000 Einzelbewertungen

Pensionskassen, Versicherungen, Immobilienfonds, Immobiliengesellschaften und Anlagestiftungen besitzen in der Schweiz Immobilien im Wert von rund 250 Mrd. Schweizer Franken. Die meisten dieser Immobilien werden jährlich wiederkehrend bewertet. Bei einem angenommen durchschnittlichen Immobilienwert von CHF 10 Mio. pro Objekt ergibt dies rund 25,000 Bewertungen!
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Shellshock – did it shock you?

Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports on intrusions into high-profile web sites caused by a series of vulnerabilities concerning Bash titled ‘Shellshock’. Are the countless reports just a hype or are there exceptional risks for business?
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Swiss Commodity Sector under Regulatory Scrutiny

The commodities sector contributes 3.5% to Switzerland's gross domestic product (GDP). Its economic importance is essentially based on Switzerland’s long tradition in the commodity industry. The important role of the commodities industry is accompanied by diverse challenges which entail reputational risks for the companies involved and for Switzerland itself.
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Effective Financial Planning – A foundation for steering your organization

As a cornerstone for true business partnering, many CFOs today are seeking to increase the value of financial planning and steering for the business. An effective planning process, linked to the overall strategy, can help to deliver more realistic and achievable forecasts with greater visibility into future operating performance of the company.
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Nachhaltiges Bauen zahlt sich (nicht) immer aus

Nachhaltiges Bauen nimmt für institutionelle Eigentümer und Investoren einen immer grösseren Stellenwert ein. Während zur Bestimmung der Nachhaltigkeit aus baulicher Sicht zahlreiche Standards zur Auswahl stehen, gibt es zur Bewertung der Nachhaltigkeit von Immobilien in der Schweiz bisher nur ein „Instrument“: Der Leitfaden NUWEL
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