Asset Management Day 2023
The Asset Management Day 2023 once again proved to be the industry event for Swiss asset management. In front of more than 300 visitors at the Bellevue Palace in Bern, Marlene Amstad, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), Ulf Lewrick, Chief Economist of the BIS, Martin Schlegel, Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, spoke about developments, risks and opportunities in Swiss asset management and the financial center.
Asset Management: Elementary Service Provider for Swiss Pension Plans
Swiss asset managers play a central role in stabilizing the Swiss BVG: The better the performance of the asset managers and the 3rd contributor, the higher the pensions paid out in the end.
FinSA/FinIA: Updated Declaration of loyalty OPO 2
As part of the ongoing adjustments to self-regulation, AMAS has revised the declaration of loyalty for service providers of individual asset management for pension funds. The model document is now available.
A credible sustainable financial centre without greenwashing
Switzerland is to become a leading hub for sustainable finance. The Federal Council published two reports on this today: A document on "Sustainable Finance Switzerland - Fields of action 2022-2025 for a leading sustainable financial centre" and an updated position regarding greenwashing prevention in the financial sector. The Asset Management Association Switzerland supports the basic objective and will contribute its positions to the individual working groups.
AMAS and SSF present template for calculating Swiss Climate Scores
The Swiss Climate Scores (SCS), launched by the State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) in June 2022, establish best-practice transparency on the Paris-alignment of financial investments to foster investment decisions that contribute to reaching the climate goals. The SCS introduce six indicators which are based on existing and internationally established criteria and methods. To clarify open issues, upon publication of these indicators, AMAS and SSF in a joint working group initiated the work to create a template that guarantees standardised calculation of the different indicators and uniformly displays results.
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AMAS Annual report 2022
In our annual report, you can read in depth about all our activities in 2022.
Glacier Initiative: AMAS favors indirect counterproposal
The Swiss electorate will vote on the draft Climate Protection Act, which arose from the withdrawn Glacier Initiative. The new Act would place some of the burden on the Swiss asset management industry. AMAS is in favor of this in principle.
Swiss Asset Management Study 2022
Stimulating economic growth and contributing to a sustainable pensions system