Université de Neuchâtel

Pension fund governance in Switzerland

Bregnard, Nadège ; Salva, Carolina (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018 ; 2702.

This thesis studies the internal governance of pension funds with evidence from Switzerland. It is composed of four chapters. Chapter 1 describes the current Swiss occupational pension system with a focus on its governance aspects. It documents in details how the various and different Swiss pension funds are organised and identifies six key structure characteristics to classify them. Chapter 2...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Post Crisis Transition : Towards New Investment Circuits ?

Salomon, Victoriya ; Crevoisier, Olivier ; Theurillat, Thierry

(Working Papers MAPS ; 9)

The recent Global financial crisis has marked an unprecedented separation between finance and real economy. This paper deals with the question of today’s transition within finance geography. It focuses on the transition process of the Swiss financial system after 2008 from institutional and territorial perspective. More specifically, this study investigates new investment circuits in...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Impact of Institutional Investors on Corporate Governance: A View of Swiss Pension Funds in a Changing Financial Environment

Theurillat, Thierry ; Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: Competition and Change, 2008, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 307-327

Theories on corporate governance have developed in line with the development of the financial markets and the increasing power of institutional investors. Indeed, the financial markets' power can be measured by the ability of shareholders, and of institutional investors in particular, to influence businesses and their managers. A number of reforms have been implemented in several countries,...