KPMG stays in shape with Nicola Spirig

KPMG gets moving with its new initiative “Stay healthy – Move for charity”. Linking our fitness goals to charity – the more we move, the more we donate – we encourage employees to stay fit by exercising daily. Keeping us on track, Nicola Spirig, triathlete and Olympic gold medalist, is our patron.

The decline of the traditional pharmaceutical business model

As the sector stands at a crossroads, the traditional pharmaceutical business model may become obsolete. Although it may be too late to halt its decline, it’s certainly not too late to rethink how pharmaceuticals can adapt and thrive in the face of shifting payer attitudes and patient empowerment.
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US Tax Reform: what to expect for Swiss groups and IHQ?

The timing of enactment is anyone’s guess. Based on President’s Trump statements and the fact that the tax reform is very high on the priorities list of the Republican Party, things may move forward rapidly. A draft bill could be released by The House of Representatives within the next month or two.
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AEoI’s impact on collective investment schemes and asset managers

If you’re involved in collective investment schemes, you must carefully assess whether you have to fulfil any AEoI obligations. If an entity qualifies as reporting financial institution, it’s important to carry out reporting but also due diligence procedures to identify all reportable persons.
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FinSA: First result of treatment by Economic Commission of the Swiss National Council

The Economic Commission of the Swiss National Council started discussing the FinSA at the end of January 2017. So far, the Commission has treated the first 10 articles of the act. However the controversial question whether insurance companies should remain in the scope of the FinSA or not has been delayed for the time being.
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Switzerland’s next act: from business hub to world’s digital labor hub

Digital labor is one of the key disrupters impacting global business today. The race is on to find the best location for using digital technology to augment and/or automate the tasks of highly-skilled workers. Already attractive for doing business, Switzerland’s got more than just a head’s start.
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