february, 2020

05feb18:0022:00Sold Out!FeaturedBULLS & BEARS DINNERZURICHEvent Type:Social EventLocation:Zürich

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The Bulls & Bears Dinner (formerly known as Forecasting Dinner) is the Society’s annual Members Dinner, offering an opportunity to network with old friends and meet new ones. The Dinner’s key ingredient is a friendly competition in which dinner participants offer their bullish or bearish point forecasts for a number of key market data points from one dinner to the next. The best forecaster among those present at both dinners gets boasting rights and a prize.

Note that tables will be theme-based this to kickstart conversations. Diners may select a theme at registration on a first-come basis. Available themes so far are: China, Crypto, ESG, Factors, Geopolitics, Industry, Value – suggestions welcome. Come early to make sure you get your choice of topic! 


A McKinsey representative will be delivering a talk based on their “Switzerland, Wake Up” report.

Once the ideal destination for multinational companies to set up shop, Switzerland is being outpaced by other European hubs. 

New figures show the Alpine nation has dropped from first to third place in the past five years as the preferred headquarters for multinationals in Europe. Is it time for a new playbook?

In a report launched recently called Switzerland, Wake Up, the consulting firm McKinsey & Co as well as co-authors (including industry associations EconomieSuisse and SwissHoldings) send a cautionary message to a country that is increasingly losing out to neighbors such as Ireland, Luxembourg, the UK, and the Netherlands when it comes to playing host to big multinationals.

Political uncertainties around the relationship with the European Union and tax reform are part of the problem but the report’s critique points fingers at a more fundamental weakness: the lack of talent. In particular, it states, “while Switzerland has some of the most prestigious schools globally, it does not seem to provide sufficient talent to attract resource-intense multinational headquarters.



(Wednesday) 18:00 - 22:00


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  • Dr. Jan Mischke, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

    Dr. Jan Mischke, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

    Dr. Jan Mischke is a Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, based in Zurich. He joined MGI in 2010 to lead its work on competitiveness and growth in Europe, and on infrastructure broadly defined on a global basis. In addition to in-depth analyses of more than 10 countries and a series of reports on Europe, he has led global efforts on affordable housing, infrastructure, and manufacturing. Jan is a frequent speaker on those topics as well as on broader global trends. He has been a long-term member of the B20 taskforce on infrastructure. Prior to joining MGI, Jan worked for 10 years as a consultant and associate partner with McKinsey. During that time, he gained broad exposure to the European market landscape. He served clients in 12 European countries in a broad range of industries, including telecoms, logistics, high tech, automotive, media, and financial services.


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