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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


December 2014


17 December 2014
Andrew Gallacher – new EY Partner and Head of Advisory for the insurance industry in Switzerland

Andrew Gallacher (47) took over as the new Head of Advisory at EY for the insurance industry in Switzerland on 1 December 2014. He reports to Thomas Brotzer, who manages the whole of EY’s insurance business in Switzerland, covering both consulting and  auditing.

16 December 2014
Study: IPO end-of-year review: Switzerland experiences best year since 2006

With six initial public offerings and a total volume of US$1.68 billion, Switzerland experienced the most valuable stock exchange year since 2006. It is anticipated that 2015 will be just as strong as 2014.

11 December 2014
Study: EY study “Global IT in Wealth Management Survey 2014” – Swiss private banks restrained in their IT investment

The latest edition of EY’s “Global IT in Wealth Management Survey 2014” sheds light on the costs, priorities and applications of IT in an international comparison.

02 December 2014
EY Switzerland publishes Sustainability Report; percentage of women at partner level to be raised substantially
EY Switzerland's Sustainability Report shows the organizations influence on the economy and society. The number of women partners is to be tripled by 2020.


November 2014


28 November 2014
Study: Insurance Barometer 2014 – Swiss insurers focus on reducing costs
More than 80% of Swiss insurance companies are focusing on optimizing their existing business models. Investing in new business areas is not a key concern. This is because companies are accepting the fact that they may miss out on the opportunity to benefit from technological change and digitalization. The "Insurance Barometer 2014" study by EY and the University of St.Gallen arrives at the same conclusion.

17 November 2014
Change in the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland: Stephan Kuhn hands over the reins to Marcel Stalder

There is to be a change in the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland. Stephan Kuhn, for many years head of Tax & Legal Services for EY EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa), has decided to leave both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of EY Switzerland.


October 2014


30 October 2014
Study: EY Annual global survey - organizations are still unprepared for inevitable cyber attacks

Over a third (37%) of organizations have no real-time insight on cyber risks, lacking  agility / They also lack budget and skills to combat rising cybercrime / Number one vulnerability to cybercrime revealed as careless or unaware employees, while number one threat is the theft of financial information.

24 October 2014
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™2014: the winners

The Swiss winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 competition have been decided. In Switzerland, the coveted awards were today presented for the 17th consecutive time, this year in the categories “Trade/Services”, “Industry/High-Tech/Life Sciences”, “Emerging Entrepreneur” and “Family Business”.

15 October 2014
Report: Medtech industry continues to seek return to pre-crisis levels

Medtechs in the US and Europe once again saw only modest growth in 2013. In a challenging market environment, revenue grew by 4% to USD 336 billion, as revealed by a recent EY analysis. Research spending saw stronger growth, rising 7% to USD 13.5 billion.

09 October 2014
EY Switzerland closes the fiscal year with CHF 573.8 million in revenue and remains on course for growth thanks to its advisory business and the Financial Services business unit

Audit and advisory firm EY Switzerland increased total revenue in the 2013/2014 fiscal year by 0.9 percent to CHF 573.8 million. Net revenue rose by 1.3 percent to CHF 472.6 million. Advisory Services grew strongly, driven primarily by the banking and insurance sectors.


September 2014


30 September 2014
Study: Swiss M&A market activity remained high in Q3 2014 – exceptional growth in Healthcare

In the third quarter of 2014, the Swiss M&A market continued its strong performance and recorded an above average number of transactions as well as deal volume. A particular highlight of the third quarter 2014 was the exceptional performance of the Healthcare sector, which comprised several large transactions and accounted for more than 3/4 of total deal volume.

29 September 2014
Study: Swiss companies see sustainability as a matter for the CEO

The issue of sustainability will continue to gain in importance for Swiss companies. According to a recent study by EY Switzerland, 55% of the largest Swiss companies published a report on the topic in the last financial year – slightly more than in the previous year. They also enhanced transparency by reporting in more detail.

24 September 2014
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014: finalists announced

EY Switzerland has held the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ competition every year since 1998. Part of EY’s global program for entrepreneurs, the competition takes place in more than 145 cities and over 60 countries around the world.Thirty-three entrepreneurs qualified for participation in Switzerland in 2014. On 10 September, the jury announced the finalists. 


July 2014


14 July 2014
Study: Strong Swiss M&A market activity – disclosed deal volume reached a new record high in Q2 2014

The Swiss M&A market recorded an exceptional first half year 2014. A particular highlight was that disclosed deal volume reached a new record in Q2 2014 with the highest volume since the Swiss M&A Quarterly was introduced in 2008. Furthermore, the number of M&A transactions with Swiss involvement continued to increase in the second quarter of 2014, confirming the expected upward trend in M&A activity.

02 July 2014
Impressive growth for biotech, but new research paradigm essential for sustainability

The 28th annual biotechnology industry report from EY, Beyond borders: unlocking value, paints a comprehensive picture of the industry’s financial position, its future challenges and ways to tackle them, strategies for unlocking value.


June 2014


26 June 2014
Study:
EY Global IPO Trends - Global IPO activity up despite heightened investor caution

The run on global exchanges has returned to pre-crisis levels. With 588 IPOs and USD$117.7b in raised capital, the first half of 2014 was the best first half-year in the past seven years.

17 June 2014
Survey: Global Fraud Survey 2014 - Swiss companies show need for improvement in fraud-fighting

EY’s survey of over 2,700 executives across 59 countries (Switzerland: 50 interviews) highlights that unethical behavior persists with more than 40% of executives (Switzerland: 36%) who feel that such behavior is justified to help a business survive an economic downturn.

03 June 2014
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014: Switzerland represented by Jan Schoch, Liechtenstein by Markus Kaiser

Jury of Swiss Entrepreneur Of The Year nominates Jan Schoch for the global award. Markus Kaiser to fly the flag for the Principality of Liechtenstein. The winner of World Entrepreneur Of The Year to be decided on 7 June in Monte Carlo.

 

May 2014


12 May 2014
Study: Sinking profits and accelerated consolidation: Big Pharma facing historic upheavals

Big Pharma is under pressure: according to an analysis of the biggest pharma companies by the audit and advisory organization EY, sales fell for the past two years, and again in the just reported Q1 2014, operating margins declined squeezing profits.
 

April 2014


16 April 2014
Tax expert Philip Robinson chosen as new Chairman of EY Switzerland’s Board of Directors

The professional services firm EY will have a new Chairman from 1 July 2014 onward. The Board of Directors unanimously chose Philip Robinson for the post.

14 April 2014
Study: Swiss M&A market recovered in Q1 2014 – significant increase in deal volume recorded

Overall, the Swiss M&A market was characterized by the return of mega deals in the first three months of 2014. Compared to the last quarter, disclosed deal volume increased from CHF 5.4 billion to CHF 20.0 billion, representing 96 percent of the entire 2013 deal volume.
 

January 2014


13 January 2014
Swiss M&A market activity remains low in Q4 2013

The last quarter of 2013 confirmed the pattern seen throughout 2013 in the Swiss M&A market: modest disclosed deal volume.

09 January 2014
Study: EY Bank Barometer 2014: Exchange of information expected as new reality

Swiss banks are facing up to the new reality. According to the EY Bank Barometer 2014, most financial institutions firmly believe the automatic exchange of information will become a global standard.