On the occasion of the 2013 Dies Academicus, the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) has awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa degree to Dominique Biedermann, Ethos' CEO.
Kaspar Müller, chairman of Ethos Foundation and Ethos Services has announced that he will not stand for re-election at the 2015 annual general meeting. Kaspar Müller has been a member of Ethos Foundation's board since its inception in 1997 and its chairman since 2007. Kaspar Müller says “I am very pleased that the Foundation has reached a stage that allows the implementation of a long term succession plan of its board”.
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We are pleased to announce Mr. Vincent Kaufmann's appointment as deputy CEO of Ethos Foundation and Ethos Services, effective as of 1 May 2013. In this position he will work closely with Ethos' CEO while remaining responsible of fund management, controlling and IT developments within Ethos.
Ethos and Swiss Foundations have signed an agreement today allowing members of SwissFoundations to delegate the exercise of their shareholder voting rights to Ethos.
The Ethos Foundation has launched the non-profit association Ethos Académie. The association's aim is to promote a stable and prosperous socio-economic environment, in line with one of the Ethos Foundation's two purposes. Dick Marty, former Senator for the canton of Tessin, will chair the Ethos Académie board of trustees.
Dominique Biedermann, managing director of Ethos Foundation, is honoured with the LANDIS & GYR FOUNDATION 2012 award. The prize is in recognition of his personal commitment to the implementation of corporate governance best practice and the principles of sustainable development in investment activities.
The Ethos Foundation now has 101 members, mainly Swiss pension funds that manage over 120 billion Swiss francs and represent approximately 800'000 insured persons.