KPMG surveyed investors and experts all over the country to analyse the development of the real estate market. Prices are expected to increase in the preferred sectors and destinations, and new stricter regulations may pose some concerns for the coming year.
The private banking industry in Switzerland has faced vital challenges in the past decade —which has resulted in dozens of banks exiting the market in an accelerated rate. KPMG explains the biggest adversity that most private banks are enduring, and the drastic changes that should be implemented from within, to survive in the industry.
Climate change has been recognized as a major risk to business and economic uncertainty has resulted in a drastic reduction of faith in overall growth. These are some of the key findings of this year’s KPMG CEO Outlook.
As KPMG’s «Swiss Tax Report 2019» shows, the cantons of Vaud and Basel-Stadt are bringing some movement into the corporate tax rate situation for companies, which has been stagnating for years. These two cantons might be the first harbingers of a trend that could potentially usher in fundamental changes to the Swiss corporate tax landscape in the near future.
Every year, white-collar crime in Switzerland causes losses of hundreds of millions Swiss francs. KPMG Switzerland’s forensics specialists Matthias Kiener and Nico Van der Beken present the latest figures and report on how companies can protect themselves against white-collar crime.
2018 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland. In fact, the majority of the almost 500 deals was Switzerland acquiring businesses from abroad. "The number of M&A's in a given year is far more important to us than deal size," says Head M&A Switzerland at KPMG, Timo Knak. Maurice Pedergnana of the Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association, explains why Private Equity plays an important role and highlights the sectors that will see the most M&A activity in 2019.