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  • Fi­nan­cial cen­tre

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    Sev­er­al stud­ies have shown that the fi­nan­cial ser­vices in­dus­try is of vi­tal im­por­tance to Switzer­land. As one of the ma­jor ac­tors in the in­dus­try, the Swiss In­sur­ance As­so­ci­a­tion works to pro­mote an eco­nom­i­cal­ly vi­able frame­work and a fair su­per­vi­so­ry regime. Fur­ther­more, sus­tain­able in­vest­ments have gained in im­por­tance over the last years. The cor­re­spond­ing in­vest­ment cri­te­ria are al­so start­ing to shape the in­sur­ance com­pa­nies’ in­vest­ment de­ci­sions.

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  • Work and busi­ness

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    Skilled staff are a key fac­tor in the suc­cess and com­pet­i­tive­ness of in­sur­ance com­pa­nies. The Swiss in­sur­ance in­dus­try sup­ports the tried-and-test­ed dual sys­tem of vo­ca­tion­al ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing and is present at all lev­els of ed­u­ca­tion. The in­sur­ance in­dus­try is com­mit­ted to youth de­vel­op­ment, life­long learn­ing and a mod­ern, fam­i­ly-friend­ly work­ing mod­el.

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  • En­vi­ron­ment

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    Cli­mate change has a ma­jor im­pact on in­sur­ance com­pa­nies. Ex­treme weath­er events are be­com­ing more and more fre­quent, with heavy rain­falls caus­ing dam­age through sur­face runoffs. Pro­tect­ing our en­vi­ron­ment is al­so of in­ter­est to the in­sur­ance in­dus­try as wa­ter pol­lut­ed by nanopar­ti­cles can cause health in­juries. And this is but one ex­am­ple...

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  • Digi­ti­sa­tion

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    On­go­ing digi­ti­sa­tion is giv­ing rise to new op­por­tu­ni­ties – and risks. Some of these risks can­not be as­sessed eas­i­ly; they are clas­si­fied as “emerg­ing risks.” The in­sur­ance in­dus­try is fol­low­ing these risks as well as is­sues re­lat­ed to da­ta se­cu­ri­ty, au­tonomous ve­hi­cles or cy­ber crime close­ly and has built up con­sid­er­able ex­per­tise in these fields.

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  • So­cial se­cu­ri­ty

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    Ex­ten­sive old-age in­sur­ance and a strong health­care sys­tem mean that peo­ple in Switzer­land need not find them­selves in fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties through no fault of their own. The SIA Safe­ty Mon­i­tor – a study com­mis­sioned by the SIA – shows the great­est fears of the Swiss pop­u­la­tions as re­gards so­cial se­cu­ri­ty.

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  • Pen­sions

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    Switzer­land’s pen­sion sys­tem, which is based on three pil­lars, is com­plex but good. How­ev­er, in an era with an in­creas­ing­ly age­ing pop­u­la­tion, this sys­tem is put un­der ever greater pres­sure. With this in mind, pri­vate in­sur­ers are com­mit­ted to of­fer­ing com­pa­nies sus­tain­able pen­sion so­lu­tions.

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