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.
According to the EY Firepower Study 2017, 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.
Despite all the security measures implemented with regards to preventing data theft, companies are still falling victim to the phenomenon known as ‘insider threat'.
The financial sector in Switzerland is facing fundamental structural change: Margins in conventional banking business are under pressure and falling profitability is becoming a fundamental problem. The exacerbated problems with profitability and the onset of structural change are obliging banks to concentrate even more on costs and efficiency.
As we move into 2017, there are many signs that real estate funds have been in something of a golden age over the last few years.
The results of the study are based on our survey conducted in October 2016. Around 50 investors who have been active on the Swiss real estate market in recent years took part.
On 17 June 2016, the Swiss Parliament adopted the Corporate Tax Reform III package to strengthen Switzerland's attractiveness as a business location. The cantons are now required to adjust their cantonal tax laws in accordance with the new legislation. In this issue of our quarterly newsletter we will inform you on this important topic and further current tax developments.
See our latest edition to learn how the BEPS project transcends a rewrite of the global tax framework to become a business transformation issue.
In EY's first DNA of the CFO study, conducted in 2010, the role of the CFO had broadened to encompass not only traditional financial skills, but also more strategic and market facing responsibilities. This latest research -- conducted from December 2015 to February 2016 and including 61 life sciences respondents among the 769 overall respondents-- shows four forces that continue to transform the face of finance leadership: digital, data, risk and uncertainty, and stakeholder scrutiny and regulation.
Digitalization is making the world increasingly complex. Explore how we join forces with stakeholders from business and society to tackle key issues of the future.