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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

November 2015

26 November 2015
EY Switzerland reveals its influence on the economy and society

In EY Switzerland's Sustainability Report, published today, the company explains its influence on the economy, society and the environment. The organization aspires to do more than just add financial value, and is committed building a better working world.

24 November 2015
Stable M&A activity in Switzerland

Swiss companies take a more positive view of the global economy than they did half a year ago. Half of Swiss companies expect an upswing in the domestic economy. Companies are also focusing more on growth than they did last year, a recent EY study reveals.

18 November 2015
More than one-third of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, EY survey finds

Eighty-eight percent of companies don’t believe their information security fully meets their organization’s needs / 69 percent say they should spend more money on cyber security to protect data / Criminal syndicates, hacktivists and state-sponsored groups cited as most likely sources of cyber attacks.

02 November 2015
Avenzia joins EY
EY has announced that the SAP teams from Avenzia AG – a 20-strong SAP consultancy with operations in Switzerland and Germany – have joined Ernst & Young AG in Switzerland.

October 2015

23 October 2015
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015: Award winners
On 23 October, the awards for the best Swiss entrepreneurs of 2015 were bestowed on the winners at the tpc/SRF television studios in Zurich.

16 October 2015
EY adds more analytics and big data capabilities through Bluestone Consulting acquisition
Lead acquisition to enhance cutting-edge analytics capabilities across Europe, Middle-East, India and Africa.

12 October 2015
Sluggish growth and many mixed signals
Revenue for US and European medtech companies increased just 2% in 2014 to USD 341.8 billion. According to the new EY Medtech Report, spending on research and development increased 6%. The volume of new financing almost doubled between July 2014 and June 2015.

09 October 2015
EY Switzerland closes the fiscal year with CHF 608.2 million in revenue and continues to grow thanks to its advisory business and Financial Services business unit
Audit and advisory firm EY Switzerland succeeded in strongly increasing total revenue in the 2014/2015 fiscal year by 6% to CHF 608.2 million. Net revenue rose by 4.5% to CHF 493.6 million.

08 October 2015
Negative interest rates lead to redistribution from mortgage borrowers to savers
Negative interest rates in Switzerland are not being passed on to private clients. To make up for their losses in client deposit business, Swiss banks have sharply increased margins in loan and mortgage business.

07 October 2015
Alexander Pertot appointed as Head of Corporate Finance Strategy

EY Switzerland has appointed Alexander Pertot (45) to develop and manage the new Corporate Finance Strategy area. The new department will focus mainly on advisory services for corporate strategies, portfolio optimization and their implementation. 

06 October 2015
Upturn in Europe and the US: The earnings of top companies are up – but oil and commodities companies are under massive pressure
Weak euro reverses the trend: Europe's top companies increase sales and profits in the first half of the year / Despite the strong US dollar, US companies see stronger earnings growth and are much more profitable / Drop in sales and earnings in the oil and commodities sector clouds the overall picture / Swiss companies experience a decline in sales and margins.  

September 2015

29 September 2015
EY Finance 2020 Survey – Banking in Switzerland and Liechtenstein
After years of intense focus on compliance, CFOs are finding that much of the business no longer relies on their insights. According to the “EY Finance 2020 Survey – Banking in Switzerland and Liechtenstein”, 84% of senior finance professionals in Switzerland and Liechtenstein indicate that “Being a better business partner” ranked among their top three priorities through 2020.

25 September 2015
Andreas Fitze and Ralf Luchsinger win CIO Award 2015  
At the fourth  Confare Swiss CIO & IT-Manager Summit on 24 September, held in the Kameha Grand Hotel in Zurich, Andreas Fitze, Group CIO of RUAG, and Ralf Luchsinger, CIO of Glarner Kantonalbank, received the CIO Award 2015 as the best IT managers in Switzerland.

22 September 2015
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015: Finalists announced
In 2015, 39 entrepreneurs qualified for participation, and on 8 September 2015, the jury selected 15 finalists.

03 September 2015
Matthias Bünte joins EY as Head of Operational Transaction Services

EY Switzerland is building an Operational Transaction Services team and to this end has appointed Dr. Matthias Bünte, 50, as a new partner.

August 2015

28 August 2015
Alessandro Miolo appointed new Assurance Leader at EY Switzerland
EY Switzerland has appointed Alessandro Miolo (47) as the new Assurance Leader and member of the EY Switzerland Management Committee.

26 August 2015
Alexander Fleischer joins EY
At EY, Alexander Fleischer takes on a new management position as Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His main role is to further develop EY's positioning around the mission statement Building a better working world.

12 August 2015
Electricity industry supports Energy Strategy 2050 and seeks to further postpone deregulation

Swiss power plants and energy supply companies have taken a skeptical view of the future: they do not believe electricity prices will increase in the medium term and expect moderate business development from 2016 to 2018.

03 August 2015
EY boosts its advisory unit for the financial sector

Achim Bauer (53) took the helm of the insurance auditing and consulting business of EY Switzerland on 1 July 2015. He joined EY as Partner in September 2013 in order to expand advisory services for banks and insurance companies from a thematic and organizational perspective.


June 2015

30 June 2015
Swiss M&A activity in decline

M&A activity in the Swiss market continued to slow down in the second quarter of 2015. Number and volume of transactions decreased for the third consecutive quarter and demonstrated a performance well below average, as the new M&A Quarterly from EY shows.

25 June 2015
Stock market boom in China drives up global IPO numbers

The number of IPOs worldwide rose by 6% in the first six months of 2015, but the corresponding proceeds were down 13%. Compared with the first half of 2014, the number of IPOs in China more than doubled.

25 June 2015
Insurance Barometer 2015 – the emerging threat from low interest rates

Record low interest rates are turning the screws on insurers. As the current "Insurance Barometer 2015" shows, the business environment has deteriorated for the overwhelming majority of companies.

18 June 2015
Biotech and pharmaceuticals industry breaking multiple records

Companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry are setting new records. This is highlighted in two recent EY studies/reports.

02 June 2015
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015: Otto Hofstetter represents Switzerland

Otto Hofstetter (born 1957), a typical representative of Swiss SMEs, will be travelling to Monte Carlo. As CEO of Otto Hofstetter AG, he was elected Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 in autumn 2014 and named the representative for Switzerland at the current election for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in Monte Carlo.


 May 2015

20 May 2015
Despite an improved compliance culture, rules continue to be broken

Just under a quarter of Swiss managers think balance sheet manipulation is widespread in Switzerland / Two-thirds of companies now have compliance directives / Yet one in nine managers in Europe would pay cash for orders if necessary.

05 May 2015
Europe's top companies are falling behind – their US competitors are far ahead in terms of profits and sales

The 300 largest companies in Europe in 2014 saw sales and profits decline – the old economy dominates. The US economy is more profitable and more modern.


March 2015

31 March 2015
Swiss M&A activity slowed down in Q1 2015 after SNB decision

Swiss M&A activity in the first quarter of 2015 was characterized by a decreasing number of deals and a lower deal volume. The Swiss economy was shaken up as the Swiss National Bank (SNB) surprised the market with its decision to abandon the CHF/EUR exchange rate floor.

26 March 2015
IPOs in Q1 2015: Big push in Europe, a lull in the US and a record in Switzerland

IPOs have lost some of their attraction. According to a current study by EY, the number of flotations fell globally in Q1 2015. The US market, in particular, weakened, with both the volume and the number of IPOs falling by half compared to the same quarter last year.

24 March 2015
EY Customer Pulse 2015: What will the financial services client of tomorrow pay for?

Banks and insurance companies are currently facing an array of challenges, including increased cost and margin pressure, low interest rates, technological advances and, in particular, changing client behavior.

16 March 2015
EY survey: Swiss companies are global leaders in terms of planned investment in digitization

Swiss companies aim to invest an average of CHF 47 million in digitization – putting them in pole position internationally / Worldwide, companies see technology as by far the most important driver for changes to their business model, ahead of competition and customers’ behavior / Swiss companies have the most optimistic view of digitization worldwide


January 2015

28 January 2015
EY Switzerland strengthens strategic M&A Advisory business

Effective 1 February 2015, the Mergers & Acquisitions business within Transaction Advisory Services will be expanded, with Ronald Sauser becoming the new Leader. A total of four experienced advisers will join the M&A team in an important step for the growth strategy.

21 January 2015
EY appoints Stefan Rösch-Rütsche as new Transaction Advisory Services Leader Switzerland

Stefan Rösch-Rütsche (50) assumed responsibility for Transaction Advisory Services at EY on 1 January 2015. The new service line leader developed his expertise through many years as an EY partner, both in Switzerland and abroad, in various areas of transaction consultancy.

20 January 2015
SNB decision: EY recommends companies set up a task force

The abandonment of the Swiss franc's cap took many companies by surprise. EY recommends that affected companies rapidly put together an interdisciplinary task force.

20 January 2015
Record M&A year for the life science industry forces the hand of big pharma

Mergers and acquisitions by large life science companies reached record volumes last year. According to Firepower fireworks, EY’s new report on life sciences dealmaking in 2014, the value of all M&A transactions worldwide reached USD 223 billion, which represents an increase on 2013 of more than 150%.

13 January 2015
Spotlight firmly on residential real estate in 2015

Real estate investments in Switzerland remain attractive for 2015. Almost all respondents (97%) described the current real estate market as attractive or very attractive, representing a year-on-year rise in locational advantage (2014: 80%).

12 January 2015
Swiss M&A market reached exceptional performance in 2014

In the last quarter of 2014, the Swiss M&A market lost some momentum compared to the outstanding results of previous quarters, but still performed well in a historical context. Overall, the calendar year 2014 saw a record breaking transaction volume, mainly driven by numerous mega deals.

08 January 2015
EY Bank Barometer 2015 - Regulation instead of innovation

The new banking reality is beginning to take shape. As the EY Bank Barometer 2015 shows, over half of Swiss banks believe that automatic exchange of information will in future be used for domestic banking customers as well.