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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
 

November 2016


25 November 2016
EY Switzerland increases growth to 9%

In the 2015/16 financial year, EY Switzerland increased its revenue by 9% to reach CHF 661 million. Growth was driven by Advisory services, but Assurance services also recorded an increase.

25 November 2016
Customers can pay with Bitcoins

EY Switzerland is going digital: in the future, clients will be able to pay with Bitcoins, employees will receive a “digital wallet”, and EY will put a Bitcoin ATM into operation.

21 November 2016
Large appetite for M&A among Swiss groups

Major Swiss companies are bracing themselves for tough times: one-third of Swiss companies polled expect the global economy to become gloomier in the short term.

 

October 2016


28 October 2016
New EY presents the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 awards

The Swiss winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ competition received their awards in the categories of “Trade/Services”, “Industry/High-Tech/Life Sciences”, “Emerging Entrepreneur” and “Family Business”.

27 October 2016
New Global Strategy & Customer Practice Leader

EY announces Reto Isenegger as Global Strategy & Customer Practice Leader for Advisory Services. He will operate out of Zurich.

19 October 2016
US medtech companies pull industry into the red

Medtech revenues have are on the decline for the first time in almost 10 years. The EY medtech report depicts an industry restlessly seeking innovation.

17 October 2016
EY Global Consumer Banking Survey 2016

We analyzed bank customers’ attitudes and opinions on issues such as the relevance of banks, customer confidence and the use of digital channels.

05 October 2016
Top 300 Companies Europe – US

Europe's top companies recorded heavy falls in sales and profits in the first half of this year. The US economy is significantly more profitable.

 

September 2016


27 September 2016
Capital Markets; innovation and FinTech

EY report “Capital Markets; innovation and the FinTech landscape” finds collaboration with FinTech and strong ecosystems is key to the long term success of investment banking.

26 September 2016
Entrepreneur Of The Year list of finalists complete

Fifteen finalists are in the running for an award at the French-speaking Switzerland gala premiere on 28 October 2016.

22 September 2016
EY presents CIO Award to automobile importer AMAG

Patrick Freudiger, Chief Information Officer at AMAG, is 2016's IT Manager of the Year. The CIO Award was presented to him by EY and Confare.

21 September 2016
Interest margins for Swiss banks on the decline

Individuals are still being largely protected from the effects of negative interest rates, but other client groups are already being directly affected.

 

August 2016


11 August 2016
Under pressure: Stress in the workplace on the rise

Every second employee in Switzerland feels a great amount of pressure at the workplace. More hours at work or a young family are the main reasons people feel less of a work-life balance. Despite these additional demands Swiss employees still express a high overall satisfaction, as shown by the EY Job-Study 2016.

 

July 2016


13 July 2016
Swiss EY team wins prize at SAP Hackathon

EY team from Switzerland comes second at Hackathon in Bonn with “ultimate formula” for calculating solvency capital requirements in real time.

12 July 2016
Karin Kirchner appointed Head of Communications and Media Relations

Karin Kirchner now heads up the Communications and Media Relations department at EY Switzerland, reporting to Jacqueline Leichsering, who became Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications for the auditing and advisory firm on 1 July.

1 July 2016
EY Switzerland to focus on integrated transformation support and seek market leadership
After taking up his position on 1 July 2016, new CEO Marcel Stalder is to introduce a new advisory approach at audit and advisory firm EY Switzerland and restructure the Management Committee. EY now offers its customers even more comprehensive support with the transformation process triggered by digitalization.

 

June 2016


29 June 2016
Mixed half-year results in the global IPO market

In the second quarter, the number of IPOs worldwide fell by 38% compared to the same period last year, with the volume of issues declining by 61%. A recent EY report revealed that Europe remains the most active region for IPOs – despite the uncertainties in the run-up to the Brexit referendum.

27 June 2016
Oliver Blum appointed new Managing Partner Legal Services

Oliver Blum has been appointed Managing Partner of Legal Services at EY Switzerland effective 1 July 2016. He will be responsible for Legal Services for all clients in the Industry Sectors division at EY in Switzerland.

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.