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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 2017

20 December 2017
IPO Barometer Q4

Compared to the previous year, the total number of IPOs increased by 49 percent to 1,624 in 2017. More IPOs were last registered in 2007.

18 December 2017
Global Information Security Survey

The greatest threats come from malicious software and from phishing attacks. Often, companies only invest in cyber security once the damage has already been done.

8 December 2017
Swiss wealth managers neglect IT

Swiss wealth managers are not driving technology leadership in their sector and thereby risk the standing of Switzerland as international wealth management hub.


November 2017

30 November 2017
Analog thinking still prevails in Swiss legal departments

Only 27.5 percent of corporate legal departments are using digital solutions in their daily work.

23 November 2017
“Swiss media platform” is promising

The willingness of users to pay for a central platform with Swiss media content is underestimated. EY’s solution focuses on the customer.

21 November 2017
Digital Day: EY donates educational robot for sick children

Thanks to a successful call for donations, EY is handing Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann an avatar for use by sick children.

14 November 2017
EY study “Christmas gifts 2017 – Switzerland”

The Swiss spend an average of CHF 292 on Christmas gifts. Vouchers and money are the most popular choice.

8 November 2017
EY Switzerland declares itself digital ready

EY in Switzerland reports steady growth despite massive investment in its own transformation.


October 2017

27 October 2017
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017: Award Winners

A long tradition: EY in Switzerland today presented the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the 20th consecutive year.

10 October 2017
André Schaub appointed new Assurance Leader

EY has appointed André Schaub as the new Assurance Leader. Daniel Zaugg takes over as Diversified Business Solutions Leader and Urs Indermühle leads the Basel office.

5 October 2017
New Head BMC and new management Media Relations

Thomas Sucic took over as Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications in Switzerland. Karin Mateu will be responsible for Media Relations.


September 2017

29 September 2017
End of downward trend in the medtech sector

Revenue in the sector has not risen this much since 2008. However, the sector growth is less due to organic growth than to acquisitions.

26 September 2017
EY presents CIO Award to Swissport-CIO

Christoph Kleinsorg, Chief Information Officer at Swissport, is 2017's IT Manager of the Year. The CIO Award was presented to him by EY and Confare.

14 September 2017
Entrepreneur Of The Year: list of finalists complete

14 finalists are in the running for an award at the anniversary gala in Interlaken on 27 October 2017.


August 2017

30 August 2017
Reinsurers need to adapt now – or face a struggle

Reinsurers are seeing pressure on margins and the transformation of the insurance industry. If they don’t align their strategy now, they might find themselves struggling.

14 August 2017
Wealth management: far-reaching changes

An EY study shows that investable assets are set to grow by nearly one-quarter by 2021 and technology-based, digital business models are gaining ground.


July 2017

12 July 2017
A third of people in Switzerland use FinTech tools

Mobile payments have received a lukewarm reception in Switzerland, unlike in developing countries, where FinTech apps have taken off. Traditional banks risk getting left behind.

6 July 2017
Real estate still an attractive and growing market

Shares of listed real estate companies are outperforming the SMI benchmark. Trends remain positive, but high vacancy rates and new regulations are causing concern.


June 2017

20 June 2017
Global biotech industry slowed down in 2016

Revenues grew slower, net incomes halved and financing dropped sharply in 2016. While the global industry stayed the course, the Swiss scene reached new heights.

14 June 2017
EY elects female Management Committee member

Robin Errico has been appointed Chief Risk Officer of EY Switzerland – the first woman on the Management Committee. She replaces Andreas Blumer in this role.


May 2017

26 May 2017
Switzerland still an unattractive location – Europe booms

The number of foreign direct investments in Europe rose by 16% in 2016. Switzerland, on the other hand, stagnated. But digital technologies offer major opportunities.

22 May 2017
M&A: Buoyant economy sends prices soaring

Managers worldwide are optimistic about the economy. At the same time, takeover fever is raging, says the new EY Capital Confidence Barometer.

17 May 2017
HSG, EY and ETH start research collaboration

Redesigning Financial Services aims to reinvent financial services that meet the expectations of customers. Find out what the research topics are here.

16 May 2017
WannaCry ransomware attack

EY recommends six immediate steps for organizations to protect themselves and reduce impact of ransomware attacks.

15 May 2017
Big pharmaceutical companies’ growth slows down

An EY analysis shows how the big pharmaceutical companies are growing too slowly and under-investing in research. This is firing up the takeover market.

12 May 2017
Top 300 companies Europe/Switzerland – USA

14 of the 21 biggest Swiss companies managed to grow their sales, Roche and Nestlé ranked 1st and 3rd in Europe for profits. US companies are 30% more profitable. Why?

11 May 2017
What promotes trust in financial services?

The model developed by EY and HSG shows: personal contact must remain a key strategic element for financial service providers, especially in the post-purchase phase.


April 2017

16 April 2017
Swiss workers more aware of fraud

An EY survey finds corruption and fraud becoming more widespread, mainly because workers are more aware. Regulation yields more benefits in financial industry than elsewhere.

5 April 2017
Fraud survey: alarming results

Bribery and corruption a big problem in Europe. EY’s survey indicates that young employees are more corrupt and less trusting than all other age groups.

4 April 2017
China driving up the number of IPOs

The number of IPOs almost doubled in the first quarter. There was no IPO in Switzerland and Swiss firms mostly go abroad.


March 2017

20 March 2017
Investments in robots instead of employees

Swiss industry still hasn't digested the Swiss franc shock. An EY survey shows that satisfaction is low; very little investment is being made in staff.

17 March 2017
EY first to receive Robotic Process Automation Certification

EY certified as Gold Standard by leading Robotic Process Automation software vendor Blue Prism, due to fulfilling highest requirements in training and service quality.

9 March 2017
100 Years of EY Switzerland: Trust as Added Value

On 12 March 2017, EY Switzerland celebrates its 100th anniversary, publishes a book on the structural change in the sector and talks about the future.

7 March 2017
Women entering senior management only slowly

Successful companies do considerably more for women’s advancement. A survey by EY also found that most companies see no connection between diversity and economic success.

6 March 2017
New leadership for Financial Services division

Andreas Blumer appointed Managing Partner Financial Services, succeeding Marcel Stalder, who will focus on his role as CEO. New Market Segment Leaders also appointed.


February 2017

20 February 2017
Digitalization: Swiss companies at a crossroads

The importance of digital for Swiss companies has rocketed over last year. Our study shows that successful companies place far more emphasis on digital technologies.

18 February 2017
Caliphate in decline: IS revenue streams drying up

EY study shows: Revenue of IS has shrunk by more than half since 2014. Territory is lost and income from taxes, oil and looting is declining.

17 February 2017
Stefan Marc Schmid new Insurance Leader

Schmid took up his new role in January. He succeeds Achim Bauer, who focuses on his role as Advisory Leader for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

12 February 2017
Statement – Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III rejected

Swiss voters rejected the proposal in the popular vote held on 12 February 2017.

7 February 2017
A brighter future for Swiss businesses

EY Mid-Market Barometer: Swiss businesses are taking a more positive view of the future. However, the shortage of specialist staff is becoming more acute.

2 February 2017
Cyber attacks: Swiss companies better prepared

They are confident in being able to predict and resist attacks, but reluctant to invest in recovery plans, the new EY Global Information Security Survey reveals.


January 2017

31 January 2017
Health insurance 2030: rocketing costs

By 2030, health insurance premiums will have more than doubled. Digitalization and health data are key factors for the required innovation drive.

25 January 2017
Digitalization: consumers ahead of corporates

Switzerland ranks fifth among European countries in terms of ICT network readiness. Swiss consumers have already gone digital, but government and businesses need to improve.

24 January 2017
Pharmaceuticals sector: more acquisitions expected

According to the EY Firepower Study 2016, M&A volume in 2016 stood at USD 201 billion. Bleak prospects for revenues and persistent price pressure prompt expectation of a rise in M&A activity.

16 January 2017
Real estate investments: Switzerland remains attractive

Despite rising residential property prices, new players in the hotel industry and varying office property prices: Swiss real estate remains attractive for investors in 2017.

13 January 2017
Consumers in Switzerland: Current Situation and Outlook for 2017

Satisfaction remains high – sentiment among young consumers more subdued. Vacations are worth more money to Swiss consumers.

05 January 2017
Swiss banks see the start of structural change

EY Bank Barometer 2017 shows: 87% of Swiss banks see that structural change is starting, respond with tactical measures to cut costs and increase efficiency.