Friday, May 18, 2007

"Prudent investor" for Switzerland?

NZZ reports the results of a survey among 172 Swiss institutional investors with CHF 211.7 Bio (EUR 128.3 Bio) assets under management. They have been asked to give their opinion on the rather restrictive set of detailed investment rules applicable to Swiss occupational pension funds. A majority of funds voiced their preference for the prudent investor rule to replace the incumbent detailed set of rules. The available exemption from detailed rules of Art. 59 BVV2 is reported to be used by 80% of funds and thus has become the rule.

Unfortunately, detailed results of the survey appear not to be available online.

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