News Releases 2013

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

Most recent news releases:

04 November 2013
EY continues to post above-average growth after closing the 2012/2013 fiscal year with fee income of CHF 568.7 million

Audit and advisory firm EY Switzerland once again increased fee income for the 2012/2013 fiscal year per 30 June 2013 by a strong 6.7 percent to CHF 568.7 million. To achieve further growth, EY will continue to invest in new jobs, skills and training and is proud to have been chosen by business students in the Universum Survey as the industry winner for 2013.

25 October 2013
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013: The winners

EY honored outstanding Swiss entrepreneurial personalities for the 16th year in a row this evening with the Entrepreneur Of The Year award. The gala awards ceremony took place in Zurich at «StageOne» in the presence of some 350 guests from the business, political and cultural arena.

8 October 2013
Study: Ambiguous Swiss M&A market in Q3 2013 – Low volume but increasing deal activity
The Swiss M&A market showed a mixed picture in the third quarter of 2013. On the one hand, the market was characterized by continuing low deal volume, totaling CHF 5.2 billion. This represents a slight decline of four percent, compared to the previous quarter.

10 September 2013
«Young Tax Professional of the Year»: Mathieu Ferré

French student Mathieu Ferré has been named EY’s Young Tax Professional of the Year 2013 at an awards ceremony held in Copenhagen. Mathieu, who is studying for a Master in Business Law at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, was picked from among 28 country finalists.

25 July 2013
Study: Companies consider transfer pricing a question of risk management
Transfer pricing continues to be a significant source of controversy between the world’s tax authorities and multinational enterprises. Since the publication of EY’s last transfer pricing survey in 2010, the pace of globalization has increased, and businesses have been working hard to adapt.

15 July 2013
Study: Swiss M&A deal volume reached five-year historical low in Q2 2013
Disclosed deal volume for the Swiss M&A market totaled CHF 4.1 billion in Q2 2013. This is the lowest value since 2008 and reflects a decline of 83 percent and 14 percent, compared to Q2 2012 and Q1 2013, respectively.

1 July 2013
Mark Weinberger new Global Chairman and CEO of EY

Ernst & Young announced that Mark Weinberger has become Global Chairman and CEO. The leading professional services organization also announced the adoption of EY as its global brand name, unveiled a new logo and adopted «Building a better working world» as its purpose.

22 May 2013
«World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013»: Riccardo Braglia to represent Switzerland

Swiss «Entrepreneur Of The Year®» jury nominates Riccardo Braglia for the global award / Decision on World Entrepreneur Of The Year to be made at the beginning of June in Monte Carlo.

14 May 2013
Study: EY « IT in Swiss Private Banking 2013 »
Many banks use their resources mainly for the maintenance of their IT systems. A newly-published study by EY, «IT in Swiss Private Banking 2013», shows that the strategic development of IT systems is being neglected.

7 May 2013
Survey: «EY EMEIA Fraud Survey 2013: Navigating today's complex business risks»
EY’s EMEIA Fraud Survey shows that one in five employees surveyed are aware of financial manipulation in their own company in the last 12 months.

30 April 2013
Study: Swiss M&A deal activity weakened in Q1 2013
The decline of disclosed deal volume by approximately 54 percent compared to the previous quarter is mainly explained by the absence of the announcement of large transactions with Swiss participation.

23 April 2013
Study: EY «Beyond Borders: Global Biotechnology Report 2013»
EY’s annual biotech report shows strong performance by major players but a challenging environment for the rest of the industry and an urgent need to focus on demonstrating value.

14 January 2013
Survey: Swiss M&A activity trending upward in Q4 12
In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Swiss M&A market experienced upward momentum compared to the prior quarter. With 165 announced M&A transactions, the number of deals in the fourth quarter increased by over 16 percent. Disclosed deal volume rose by approximately 86 percent.

10 January 2013
Survey: Switzerland’s stability is core to banks’ future success given current volatilities and banks remain upbeat
Despite the global financial and debt crisis and other challenges, Swiss banks remain confident with an upbeat outlook.  According to the «EY Bank Barometer 2013», banks are relying on their strengths. The Swiss Private Banking sector is exposed to the greatest competitive pressures facing banks in Switzerland: with regulatory requirements increasing, consolidation is increasingly likely.