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 AG 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 AG

Number of investors

971

Number of products

40

Total assets

CHF 16,436.4 million as of June 30, 2017 (no double counts)

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): 8

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

 

Investment Controlling

5 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 AG

Number of investors

207

Number of products

8

Total assets

CHF 2,276.5 million as of June 30, 2017 (no double counts)

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): 8

Investment Committee (IC) representation

IC Securities

Organizational chart PDF DE
Auditor

KPMG AG, Zurich

 

Investment Controlling

1 Investment Committee
Compliance office
Investment guideline monitoring
Derivative controlling

Supervision

Supervisory Commission for Employee Benefits Insurance (OAK BV)