Factors disrupting the Swiss real estate investment market

If a market is being influenced by outside factors, disruptions are bound to arise eventually. Influential factors of this nature can be triggered by tax incentives and have also been observed in connection with the elimination of banking secrecy and capital market interventions. KPMG surveyed investors and appraisers about the Swiss investment property market.
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Swiss VAT rate reduced as of 1 January 2018

Swiss voters said no to the reform of the pension scheme. As a result, Swiss VAT rates will be reduced. Taxable persons must be ready as of 1 January 2018 - a very short deadline.
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5 essential steps to identify and mitigate third-party risk

How well do you really know your clients, vendors, distributors or local representatives? Many companies underestimate the risks and overestimate the quality of their third-party risk assessment. It’s time to reassess the risks and invest in Third Party Risk Management before the damage is done.
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How to calibrate the IFRS 17 risk adjustment to arrive at an economic value?

A generic framework for the economic valuation of Insurance Liabilities allows companies to calibrate their risk margin to reflect a truly market-consistent value.
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A lack of radical change hits Swiss private banks’ performances

Analyzing the performances of 85 of Switzerland’s 114 private banks produces a bleak picture. Almost every key performance indicator (KPI) deteriorated in 2016 – sometimes significantly. The vast majority of banks have not taken the action needed to reverse their decline.
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Tax Proposal 17 – Start of consultation procedure

On 6 September, the Federal Council submitted a recommendation for the Tax Proposal 17 for consultation. Stefan Kuhn offers an overview and critical look at the relevant content of the proposed reform.
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