Zurich Investment Foundation

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Zurich investment foundation

The Zurich investment foundation is Switzerland's largest non-bank investment foundation with over CHF 22 billion in assets under management. Since 1999, we have been providing pension plans with a wide range of investment solutions to effectively invest their assets. The foundation is headquartered in Zurich and regulated by the Occupational Pension Supervisory Commission (OPSC) in Berne.

Our profile

  • We manage investments for the Vita Joint Foundation, Zurich's own pension fund and many notable Swiss pension funds.
  • We select the industry's best asset managers to manage each of our investment groups. 
  • We are regulated by the Occupational Pension Supervisory Commission (OPSC). 
  • The Foundation Council consists of recognized investment experts. 

Investment Committee

  • René Schmidli, Chairman of the Investment Committee, Managing Director Tavis Digital GmbH, Zurich, Member of the Board of Directors EMWE Immobilien AG, Zurich and Seedsquare AG, Zurich
  • Martin Gubler, Managing Director of the Zurich investment foundation, Zurich Invest Ltd, Zurich 
  • Tatjana Helbing, Deputy CIO / Head of Asset Management Zurich Germany, Cologne
  • Markus Leuthard, CIO Vita Joint Foundation, Zurich
  • Marco J. Netzer, Member of various Boards of Directors and Foundations, Honorary Chairman of Banque Cramer & Cie SA, Geneva
  • Tom Osterwalder, Deputy Managing Director of the Zurich investment foundation, Zurich Invest Ltd, Zurich 
  • Hugo Peter, Secretary of the Foundation Council, Legal Zurich Switzerland, Zurich (non-member)

Foundation Council

  • Marco J. Netzer, Chairman of the Foundation Council, Member of various Boards of Directors and Foundations, Honorary Chairman Banque Cramer & Cie SA, Geneva
  • Josef Bättig, CEO jfb-consulting AG, Ittigen
  • Michael Christen, CEO Quantula GmbH, Riehen, Chairman of the Investment Committee Vita Joint Foundation, Zurich and Member of the Investment Committee Nest Joint Foundation, Zurich
  • Rolf Ehrensberger, CIO PKE Vorsorgestiftung Energie, Zurich
  • David Engel, Head of Asset Management and Deputy Managing Director of APK Aargauische Pensionskasse, Aarau 
  • Andreas Fischer, CIO Zurich Switzerland, Zurich
  • Markus Leuthard, CIO Vita Joint Foundation, Zurich
  • Dr. Markus Steiner, independent consultant and Member of various Boards of Directors and Foundations, Meilen
  • Hugo Peter, Secretary of the Foundation Council, Legal Zurich Switzerland, Zurich (non-member)