How much Swiss CEOs earn | Company Switzerland


Security representing a share in the capital of a public company. It assures the owner of membership rights (voting and election rights at the general meeting) and property rights (right to share in the profits, share in capital increases or in the liquidation result).

All articles for this technical term

Blue Chips

Designation for shares in leading, listed companies with first-class credit ratings, high earning power and a solid financial structure.

All articles for this technical term

stock exchange

Regular market organized according to fixed customs. Depending on the traded goods one speaks z. B. from securities, securities, foreign exchange, commodity exchanges or exchanges for derivative instruments (futures exchanges).

All articles for this technical term


Anglo-Saxon acronym for Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer, which together make up the Executive Board.

All articles for this technical term


1. Development of the price of a security. 2. Performance of a portfolio, usually expressed as a percentage, including distributions (reinvested). 3. Investment policy performance of the management of an investment fund, an investment company, a hedge fund or a pension fund with a view to the investment goal.

All articles for this technical term


Is calculated based on the free float of the twenty most important listed Swiss companies. The SMI is not dividend-corrected, so it is a price index.

All articles for this technical term


Supervises and directs (through the definition of strategy) the management of a company for all shareholders. As a rule, the majority of the board members of an AG under Swiss law must have Swiss citizenship and be domiciled in Switzerland. The BoD consists of executive (internal) and non-executive (external) members. As part of good corporate governance, the practice is becoming more and more established that a significant part of the board of directors may not have any business relationship with the company. The board of directors is elected by the general assembly.

All articles for this technical term

wall street

In a figurative sense, the name for the NYSE on Wall Street, but also for New York as a financial center in general.

All articles for this technical term


The insurance premiums attributable to the financial year, which are calculated as net premiums less changes in unearned premiums.

All articles for this technical term