About us

For over 40 years, the Credit Suisse investment foundations have managed pension funds professionally and affordably, and they are currently some of the top investment foundations in Switzerland.

General Information on the Foundations

Assets are managed by Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Ltd. for most investment groups.

Most of the Board of Trustees is composed of representatives from Swiss pension funds. This ensures that investor interests are protected and that founder Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. is independent.

There are also several Investment Committees that are likewise primarily composed of external representatives and are tasked with monitoring the implementation and assessment of investment objectives as well as diversification and the risk/return profile of the investment groups.

A unit of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. that is separate from Portfolio Management monitors compliance with the investment guidelines on a daily basis.

Alexandrine Kiechler has been the CEO of the Credit Suisse Investment Foundations since 2015 and is actively supported by a team of seven.

Credit Suisse Investment Foundation

The Credit Suisse Investment Foundation (CSA) was founded in 1974 by Credit Suisse's predecessor, Schweizerische Kreditanstalt. We offer this extensive range of products to all zero-rated second-pillar institutions domiciled in Switzerland and Pillar 3a bank foundations.

Year founded

1974
Founder

Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

Number of investors

950

Number of products

42

Net assets

CHF 17 477 986 (in thousands without double counting)

Custodian bank

Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

CEO

Alexandrine Kiechler

Deputy

André Baumann

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Beat Zeller

Board of Trustees representation

Founder: 3; pension funds (investors): 6

Investment Committee (IC) representation IC Securities
IC Real Estate Switzerland
IC Swiss Mortgages
IC Energy Infrastructure Switzerland
Organizational chart  PDF DE
Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

 

Investment Controlling

4 Investment Committees
Compliance office
Investment guideline monitoring
Derivative controlling
Supervision Supervisory Commission for Employee Benefits Insurance (OAK BV)

Credit Suisse Investment Foundation 2nd Pillar

The Credit Suisse Investment Foundation 2nd Pillar (CSA 2) was founded in May 2006. Through this investment foundation, we offer investment groups with a significant US equity exposure that are available to a limited group of investors. The investors in these investment groups enjoy 100% exemption from tax at source on US dividends.

Year founded

2006
Founder

Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

Number of investors

275

Number of products

8

Net assets

CHF 2 522 525 (in thousands without double counting)

Custodian bank

Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

CEO

Alexandrine Kiechler

Deputy

André Baumann

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Beat Zeller

Board of Trustees representation

Founder: 3; pension funds (investors): 6

Investment Committee (IC) representation

IC Securities

Organizational chart PDF DE
Auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

 

Investment Controlling

1 Investment Committee
Compliance office
Investment guideline monitoring
Derivative controlling

Supervision

Supervisory Commission for Employee Benefits Insurance (OAK BV)