|Happy New Year
The BSCC wishes you an excellent start to the New Year and a prosperous and healthy 2013. We look forward to meeting you soon at one of our events.
Last chance to register for the New Year Reception in Zurich
If you are a member of the BSCC and have not registered for the annual New Year Reception in Zurich yet, please contact Vicki Guntern. The event takes place on Tuesday, 15th January 2013 from 18.00 to 20.00.
Registration closes on Friday, 11th January 2013
First Burns Night in Zurich
Join us to celebrate the 254th anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s national bard, Rabbie Burns. Burns Night is celebrated all around the world and this will be a truly unique event with an authentic atmosphere. The evening includes a traditional menu, music from the pipes, original highland dances, whisky tasting and more great Scottish traditons.
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Vontobel is the new Sponsor of the Zurich Chapter "Stammtisch"
We are delighted to announce that Vontobel will be sponsoring the Zurich Chapter "Stammtisch". We look forward to welcoming members and guests to our lively networking gatherings in 2013 together with Vontobel. The first one will take place on Tuesday 22nd January 2013. For more details
We would also like to take the opportunity of thanking Nordea for supporting the "Stammtisch" initiative for the last three years. We very much appreciated the excellent cooperation.
Lunch with Alfred (Fredy) Gantner, Executive Chairman, Partners Group
Alfred Gantner will give a speech on “The destructive force of stagflation and nobody seems to care” at a BSCC luncheon in Zurich on Thursday, 31st January 2013. He is a co-founder of Partners Group and leads the business strategy and corporate development of the firm. Alfred Gantner is also a member of the global portfolio investment committee.
BSCC Quiz Night in Zurich with Diccon Bewes
Over sixty eager and competitive participants took part in the BSCC Zürich's inaugural Christmas quiz, under the skilled chairmanship of Quizmaster Diccon Bewes. In teams of four, challenging questions on British and Swiss general knowledge, history, geography and other trivia were tackled.
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|UK-Switzerland Taxation Agreement: Latest Developments
On 1 January
2013, Switzerland and the United Kingdom made history as a landmark
tax agreement came into effect that could pave the way for further
collaboration between Europe's top two financial centres.
deal on taxing UK residents' accounts at Swiss banks, and on
regularising formerly undeclared assets through one off penalty payments
based on the size of holdings and other factors, clears a major logjam
that has for years has impeded Anglo-Swiss relations.
agreement, negotiated painstakingly over months of tough talks and
ratified by both nations' parliaments in 2012, represents a pragmatic,
yet equitable, solution to a formerly thorny problem.
NEW MEMBERS IN DECEMBER
|Arcon Informatik AG, Central Switzerland Chapter
With over 20 years of experience, Arcon Informatik AG plans and implements Abacus ERP solutions and provides economical and reliable IT platforms. Arcon serves clients in the areas of hardware, software, services and systems.
Barry E. T. Harris MBE, Ticino Chapter
Barry Harris has joined the Ticino Chapter as an individual member.
CTC Clinical Trial Consulting AG, Basel Chapter
Founded in 1997, CTC Clinical Trial Consulting AG is a resourcing organisation placing specialist talent into contract and permanent positions in the pharmaceutical, bio-tech, medical devices and CRO industries.
C6 Intelligence Information Systems Ltd, UK Chapter
C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited is a leading provider of global intelligence information on individuals and companies through the C6 Database and bespoke research projects, including Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), Know Your Customer (KYC), and Anti-Money Laundering (AML).
Platinum Patrons: Credit Suisse, Deloitte AG, Julius Bär, Syngenta, Zurich and Jeeves Group
Patrons: ABB, Blick Rothenberg, BSI SA, Coutts & Co, EFG Bank, Ernst & Young, KPMG AG, Lloyd’s and Pritchard Englefield