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BCV-managed fund Ethos II - Ethos Swiss Sustainable Equities awarded two-star FNG label for 2022
This label comes in recognition of the work accomplished by Ethos and BCV, and is in line with the two companies’ strategic partnership to provide investors with high-quality sustainable investment products.
French-speaking Switzerland successfully bucks headwinds
GDP in French-speaking Switzerland rose 45.2% between 2000 and 2020 despite repeated economic shocks over the past two decades, from the bursting of the dot-com bubble to the Covid-19 pandemic. The region outpaced Switzerland as a whole, where GDP was up 39.3% over the same period, as well as the United States and the eurozone (up 33.5% and 17.7%, respectively). Only Central and Northwest Switzerland fared better, rising 53.7% and 52.5%, respectively, while growth in Bern-Solothurn, Eastern Switzerland, Zurich, and Ticino (between 24.2% and 37.0%) was not as strong.
BCV meets equal pay requirements and receives “Fair ON Pay” certification
A pay analysis conducted by an external team of experts found that BCV meets Swiss federal requirements on equal pay between men and women. BCV was also awarded the “Fair ON Pay” certification, which recognizes the Bank’s equal pay practices over the long term.
BCV Group H1 2021 net profit up 10% to CHF 173m*
BCV Group delivered very good H1 results. Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the continued negative-interest-rate environment, revenues were up 3% to CHF 493m, driven mainly by an increase in fee and commission income. Operating profit rose 13% year on year to CHF 203m on firm cost control. Net profit was up 10% to CHF 173m.
BCV Structured Products team wins two awards
At the 2021 Swiss Derivative Awards, BCV’s structured products team won the Top Service award for the sixth time and the Climate Protection award for the first time.
BCV joins the deritrade structured products platform
BCV and Vontobel are entering into a strategic partnership for the white-labeling of structured products.