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For EY, public relations mean more than just informing the media and the public about the development of our company. We also delve into key industry issues and participate in public debates.

In addition, we publish studies and specialist articles and serve as your contact person for technical questions.


Most recent news releases
 

June 2016


22 June 2016
Adrian Widmer and Michel Stofer – further strengthening EY‘s financial services advisory business in Switzerland

Adrian Widmer (50) has been elected the new Swiss FSO Advisory Service Line Leader with effect from July 1, 2016. In this role he will head up the advisory business for all financial services clients of EY in Switzerland.

16 June 2016
EY insurance study shows: 45% of Swiss insurers could be driven out of the market by 2030

The Swiss insurance industry is on the verge of a radical upheaval. Against the backdrop of a deteriorating market environment and a stagnating insurance business, companies are setting themselves ambitious growth targets.

9 June 2016
Pressure from healthcare purchasers preventing further growth despite record earnings by biotech companies worldwide

The boom in the global biotech industry continued in 2015: revenue generated by the companies analyzed by EY in Europe and the US rose by 13% to US$132.7 billion, while earnings were up by 18% to US$16.6 billion.

7 June 2016
Energy industry takes skeptical view of deregulation and underestimates digitization, but is mostly satisfied with business

The Swiss energy industry has a skeptical view on liberalization, over half opposing full market deregulation. Our survey further shows that companies are neglecting digitization.

6 June 2016
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016: Dr. Jan Lichtenberg to represent Swiss entrepreneurs

Dr. Jan Lichtenberg has been nominated to represent Swiss entrepreneurs at EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 in Monte Carlo. The winner will be announced on 11 June 2016.

2 June 2016
Global wealth managers compete for up to US$200b in revenue as shifting client expectations and technology drive transformation

Survey finds 4 out of 10 clients are willing to switch wealth managers / Half of wealth managers say revenue growth is top priority / Wealth managers appear out of step with clients on transparency, advice channels and the advisor’s role.

 

May 2016


30 May 2016
Strong growth for major pharmaceutical companies in 2015 – Big Biotech is driving growth and putting Big Pharma under pressure

In 2015, the 21 largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide generated revenue of EUR 429 billion from treatments and medicines, representing an increase of 3.7% over the previous year.

26 May 2016
Roger Müller appointed new Head of EY Zurich office, Jvo Grundler named Legal Counsel of EY Switzerland – succeeding Thomas Sauber, who will retire at the end of November 2016

Thomas Sauber, the long-standing Head of the Zurich office and Legal Counsel of EY Switzerland, will retire at end of November 2016 and transfer his responsibilities to Roger Müller and Jvo Grundler as of 30 June 2016. His functions will therefore again be performed by two persons from 1 July onwards. 

16 May 2016
Women in leadership positions: companies do not expect rapid improvement

Only 13% of global firms expect a significant increase in the number of women in leadership roles over the next five years. Less than one fifth of firms that took part in EY’s global survey have a structured program to develop female employees.

12 May 2016
Outlook dims for global economy

Swiss companies view the development of the global economy with growing concern. Only around one fifth of Swiss managers predict improvement, according to a recent EY study.

10 May 2016
EY Job Study 2016 – issue in focus: “Careers and the willingness to switch jobs”

Difficult move up the career ladder: more than half of employees see no career opportunities in their own company.

 

April 2016


21 April 2016
EY to support banks and insurance companies in the industrialization of their business processes  

Effective immediately, EY Switzerland is offering banks and insurance companies an additional service package. The new EY Managed Services Center of Excellence (CoE), led by Adrian Widmer and André Kohler, provides Swiss financial institutions with support in the industrialization, digitalization and automatization of selected business processes.

19 April 2016
Increasing global cooperation in enforcement against corruption raises the stakes for companies and their executives

EY’s 14th Global Fraud Survey 2016: Corporate misconduct – individual consequences finds a worldwide clamor for enhanced transparency at a time of increased geopolitical tensions and heightened volatility in financial markets.

4 April 2016
Oliver Blum appointed as new Partner in Legal Services at EY Switzerland

On 1 April 2016, Oliver Blum (48) joined EY Switzerland as a new Partner and the Head of M&A Transactions in Legal Services. He succeeds Dr. Jvo Grundler, Partner and Head of EY Law Switzerland.

 

March 2016


22 March 2016
Significant drop in IPO activity on global markets

Global IPO activity fell by 39% in the first quarter, with the volume of issues dropping by 70% to the lowest level since 2009. Six of the ten largest IPOs worldwide took place on the European IPO market, while the US saw the steepest decline.

17 March 2016
EY Jobs Survey 2016 – Focus on satisfaction and motivation

Job satisfaction highest among women / Swiss workers view good relationships with colleagues as more important than salary / Satisfaction with work and salary lowest in the real estate sector / Staff in trade associations and the public sector are more satisfied than in the private sector.

15 March 2016
EY survey shows that CFOs question the benefits of corporate reporting

CFOs are increasingly losing faith in the effectiveness of corporate reporting. Digitization and the changing needs of different stakeholder groups are presenting major challenges. These were the findings of a global EY survey among about 1,000 CFOs of major corporations.

3 March 2016
Change in EY Switzerland’s top management team as of 1 July 2016

As of 1 July 2016, Bruno Chiomento, CEO of EY Switzerland since 2008, will take over as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Marcel Stalder, up to now the Sector Leader Financial Services, will then become the new CEO.

 

February 2016


3 February 2016
Pharmaceuticals companies on a shopping spree  

The pharmaceuticals sector is experiencing an exceptional year: companies in the sector once again far exceeded the M&A record they set the year before. At just under USD 328 billion, the sector spent more money than ever on mergers and acquisitions. This corresponds to an increase of more than half.

 

January 2016


12 January 2016
Real estate in Switzerland remains attractive in 2016

While investors continue to find the Swiss real estate market attractive, the outlook has grown somewhat gloomier since last year. EY Real Estate Trend Barometer participants see the best opportunities for gains in the residential sector. The picture for hotel property prices, by contrast, is bleak.

07 January 2016
EY Bank Barometer 2016 ‒ core business back in the frame
Having for years concentrated their resources on resolving legacy burdens and implementing new regulations, Switzerland's banks are now focusing on strategic reorientation and developing core business.