The dilemma of health versus economy

The emergency phase of the COVID 19 pandemic is slowly coming to an end. No government was prepared for it, and too many failed in the initial assessment but did what they could afterwards. In the current second phase, however, any mistakes will not be easy to excuse. The authorities must better…


COVID 19 pandemic – a challenge at all levels of the company and an opportunity for new ideas

On Wikipedia the coronavirus pandemic is described as an outbreak of the newly emerged respiratory disease COVID-19. This disease first became apparent in December 2019 in the megacity of Wuhan in the Chinese province of Hubei, developed into an epidemic in China in January 2020, and finally spread…


Risks associated with equity investments

After an upward trend for more than a decade, the first quarter of 2020 has once again made investors aware of the risks associated with equity investments. Although April recovered a good part of the losses, the reasons for this recovery are anything but sound. They are based on the expectation…


Managed Markets

Managed financial markets? The upside-down world in art and financial markets We try to analyse the financial markets against the background of the massive stimuli provided by central banks and the huge government rescue packages. You will also learn what central bank policy might have to do with…


Investment parameters in the 2nd quarter 2020

Politics and economy Strict regulations in private and professional life are intended to contain or control the spread of the coronavirus. Aid packages of USD 2 trillion in the USA and EUR 540 billion in Europe are available to minimize the impact on the respective economies. Both are remarkable…


Facilitation of customer identification due to Covid-19

The coronavirus still has a firm grip on the world and makes our everyday life considerably more difficult. FINMA takes this situation into account on an ongoing basis and has already issued three supervisory notices in connection with COVID-19, in which it provides for relief for supervised…