CFA Society Switzerland Profile

CFA Society Switzerland boasts over 3100 members in Switzerland, against barely 100 in 1996 at inception. It is the largest CFA Institute society in continental Europe. With more than 1500 candidates taking the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exam in Switzerland each year, the Society’s impact on the Swiss investment community is self-evident. The Society runs two flagship event series besides its monthly Continuing Education (CE) events:

Swiss Pensions Conferences

The Swiss Pensions Conference (SPC) is the leading independent event for pensions decision makers in Switzerland and CFA Society Switzerland’s flagship events since 2012. SPC is conducted annually with two instalments, covering the French speaking part in Geneva (mostly in French) and German speaking Switzerland in Ruschlikon (mostly German).

Two Agenda Teams, based in Geneva and Zurich, composed of volunteer pension experts from highly recognised institutions, convene every year to approach the unique annual motto from two different angles, applying CFA Switzerland’s unique Peers 4 Peers approach. This will afford delegates to either or both parts the opportunity to grasp the subtle differences in practice and approach between both parts of the country.

Generations Conference

The Generations Conference (GC) is an independent, personable forum of education addressing relevant wealth creation and preservation matters. GC is dedicated to the real issues and unique challenges facing HNWI and wealthy asset owners, family businesses, Family Offices (FOs) and Family Foundations in Switzerland and globally. The conference offers a one day programme to a select number of professionals working for FOs and interested to connect with like-minded thought leaders and peers in the industry and discuss challenges, leading practices and trends in FO management, wealth preservation, investing and much more. The event language is English.

In 2018 the inaugural GC18 event attracted industry known speakers and panelists, brought together over 110 delegates from the industry in ten different countries (China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, USA) and was positively received by all participants.

Formerly known as the Swiss Society of Investment Professionals CFA Society Switzerland is a non-profit organization, set up in 1996 as an association under Swiss Law and run by a board of volunteers. It was the first society of CFA charterholders in the EMEA region to be directly affiliated with the prestigious CFA Institute, which globally includes more than 150’000 members and 151 affiliated local member societies.

The vision of CFA Society Switzerland is to be a leader in fostering the highest level of knowledge, professionalism, and integrity in the investment business. Its mission is to represent the interests of our members and the investment community by:

  • Promoting the values represented by the CFA designation
  • Providing continuing professional education
  • Supporting CFA candidates
  • Encouraging contact and communication among members

CFA Society Switzerland works actively with other CFA Societies worldwide to meet these objectives. CFA Institute and all CFA Societies worldwide promote the values found in the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

 

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OFFICERS

President
Pablo Amuchastegui CFA

Past-President
Peter Neumann CFA

Vice President
Ulrike Kaiser-Boeing CFA

Treasurer
Eugene Skrynnyk

Secretary
Patrick Ranzijn CFA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pablo Amuchastegui CFA
Rafaela Bichuette CFA
Anthony Cagiati CFA
Jian Shi Cortesi CFA
Ulrike Kaiser-Boeing CFA
Peter Neumann CFA
Sheila Ohlund CFA
Patrick Ranzijn CFA
Daniel Ritz CFA
Eugene Skrynnyk
Phillip Sundquist CFA​
Matthias Teig CFA

PAST PRESIDENTS
Amaury Jordan CFA 1995-1998
Anthony Cagiati CFA 1998-2000
Marco Bagutti CFA 2000-2004
Christian Dreyer CFA 2004-2006
Julien Froidevaux CFA 2006-2007
Giuseppe Ballocchi CFA 2008-2009
Daniel Jaedig CFA 2010-2012
Jacqueline Curzon CFA 2012 – 2013
Florian Esterer CFA 2013 – 2016
Peter Neumann CFA 2016 – 2018

 

Society Staff
Christian Dreyer CFA Sabine Feierabend Michelle Knecht Mirjana Wojtal
CEO Accounting & Controlling Event Manager Project Manager

 

Office:
Chamerstrasse 79
P.O. Box 3437
6303 Zug / Switzerland
​T) +41 41 74 100 74

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