Publications

The following is a list of our recent publications. Articles are sometimes published in a language other than English. A short abstract is provided for convenience:

The "mindset of a company" as a factor of success ... or risk
Published in French in the "AGEFI" daily on July 14, 2006, together with René C. Rupert of Gainsbury & Consorts (Download)
Short Abstract: "Mindset" is a key dimension in organisations: when managed actively, it allows to take on new corporate performance challenges and better frame operational risks without important capital commitment and bureaucratisation of the organisation. "Mindset management" is made active through personnel coaching and a mindset mapping technique, which lead to important and rapid performance improvements.

"Investing with an attentive eye to the liabilities side"
Published in German in "Schweizer Versicherung" in June 2006  (Download)
Short Abstract: New solvency requirements in Switzerland are forcing insurance companies to mark assets and liabilities to market and therefore focus their attention on potential duration mismatch. Similar changes occurred in the UK pension fund market that drove major changes in the investment management techniques used: Liabilities Driven Investing (LDI) has emerged as one of the most used techniques that uses a customised Liabilities Matching Portfolio as a synthetic benchmark. Such an investment management technique could soon emerge in Switzerland provided that institutional investment guidelines are changed accordingly.

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