Past events


Traditional Chlaushöck


This event is only open to IR club Schweiz members.

More information will follow soon.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

Kepler Cheuvreux Barbecue

Kepler Cheuvreux, Stadelhoferstrasse 22, 8001 Zurich

More information will follow soon.

DONNERSTAG, 18. JUni 2020

IR Magazine Awards – Europe

8 Northumberland Avenue, London

IR Magazine is back in London this year for a day of learning and a night of celebrations! Join us on Thursday, June 18 for the IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe and the IR Magazine Awards – Europe.

The internationally renowned IR Magazine Awards – Europe will honor excellence in the investor relations profession. The prestigious ceremony, will host the best of the IR community from across Europe at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.

The awards-by-nomination categories are now open! Start the year off by nominating yourself, your peers or clients for this year's IR Magazine Awards - Europe! You can submit an entry for one or all of the below categories:

  • Best annual report
  • Best crisis management
  • Best ESG materiality reporting
  • Best investor event
  • Best IR during a corporate transaction
  • Best IR website
  • Best use of multimedia for IR
  • Rising star

Nominations close on Friday, March 13. Please note that the deadline for entries in the best annual report category is Friday, April 3 to allow for varying reporting deadlines.

IR club members benefit from a 25% discount on tickets. Please write us if you are interested and we will give you the discount code for the registration at IR magazine.

You can request your invite here.

Why not make it a day event? Join us earlier in the day for the IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe and discuss the latest trends with your peers and hear from expert speakers.


Annual General Meeting IR club Schweiz

Conzzeta Management AG, Giesshübelstrasse 45, 8045 Zurich

This event is only open to IR club Schweiz members.

The IR club Schweiz cordially invites all members to this year’s Annual General Meeting. Besides the formal AGM topics you can expect information about the planned activities of the IR club in 2020 and of course time to network with your peers.

Additionally, IHS Markit will present valuable insights for your IR planning on the topic “Establishing KPIs and benchmarking your IR program”. As we all know, IR has always been kind of a “part science” in its characteristics and measuring its success can be challenging. Incorporating KPIs into your planning process and understanding how you stack up against peers is therefore critical to success. Definitely a topic relevant to everyone from novice junior IROs to the most seasoned pros!

We look forward discussing this topic in depth with our members and with our keynote speakers Michael Miller and Jason Oury from IHS Markit.

Many thanks to Conzzeta who will welcome us in their premises in Zurich.

IR club Schweiz members will be invited personally.





Door opening



Annual General Meeting (AGM)



Presentation by Michael Miller and Jason Oury, IHS Markit:
“Establishing KPIs and benchmarking your IR program”





Apéro riche and networking, offered by IHS Markit





Michael Miller is Director, Investor Relations Advisory at IHS Markit, focused on providing innovative solutions and actionable intel to clients through IHS Markit’s unique product and service offerings.  He is an IR veteran with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.


Jason Oury leads IHS Markit's Global Corporate Solutions Advisory business, overseeing over $50M in revenue with a team of over 200 employees and analysts operating in multiple, international locations. This division has become the largest, organically grown investor relations service provider in the history of the industry.

THURSDAY, November 28, 2019

Traditional Chlaushöck

Pfingstweidstrasse 110, 8005 Zurich

This event was only open to IR club Schweiz members.

Virtual IR meetings – challenges and opportunities

Our year-end event, the traditional Chlaushöck, took place directly after the SIX IR conference. Our partner Chorus Call hosted it and talked about latest technology as success factors for conferencing with your investor base.

As we all know, teleconferencing can be complex. Carmen Vece-Sánchez, General Manager at Chorus Call, gave us an introductory overview of all aspects for a successful conference call or webcast event. What are the current market trends? Are virtual meetings really the springboard to the future? And what about security, quality and equipment? Is a carbon-friendly option an attractor for ESG investors? Besides you had a live experience of their innovative offerings.

The evening closed with the traditional dinner at LY'S Asia, offered by our partner Chorus Call.  





End of SIX IR conference with apéro



Welcome in "Connect" room


 17:35"Virtual IR meetings – challenges and opportunities"
by Carmen Vece-Sánchez, General Manager at Chorus Call


 18:30 Transfer to restaurant for dinner

DONNERSTAG, 7. November 2019

Corporate Communications meets Investor Relations

TGIM, Löwenstrasse 17 (5. OG), 8001 Zürich

This event will be conducted in German.

Zwischen Isolation und Integration

Die „One-Voice-Policy“ ist ein ehernes Gebot der Unternehmenskommunikation, insbesondere in der Finanzkommunikation börsenkotierter Gesellschaften. Diese richtet sich zwar in erster Linie an Kapitalmarktakteure, bedient in der Praxis aber auch Medien, Mitarbeitende und weitere Stakeholder mit Informationen.

Existiert die klassische Aufgabenverteilung zwischen Investor Relations und Corporate Communications noch? Wie sieht die Kooperation und Koordination von Investor Relations und Corporate Communications in der Praxis aus? Welche Ziele verfolgen die Funktionen, und wie stimmen sie sich ab? In welchen Punkten unterscheidet sich ihre DNA, und welche Folgen hat eine stärkere Integration der Abteilungen?

Diese Fragen waren Teil einer Studie zum Thema „Integrierte Finanzkommunikation“, die vom Center for Research in Financial Communication von der Universität Leipzig in der DACH-Region durchgeführt wurde.

Im ersten Teil des Workshops erläuterte Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann von der Universität Leipzig die Ergebnisse dieser umfassenden Studie. Marc Kaiser, Leiter Corporate Communications und Investor Relations bei der Baloise Group, sowie Chris Menth, Head Shareholder Engagement bei Swiss Re, zeigten auf, wie sie in ihren Unternehmen diese Bereiche organisiert und die Aufgaben verteilt haben. In der anschliessenden Paneldiskussion erläuterten sie ihre Sicht auf die Herausforderungen kultureller und disziplinärer Unterschiede von IR und CC, veranschaulichten die Vor- und Nachteile integrierter Abteilungen und stellten sich den Fragen der Teilnehmenden.








Barbara Zäch, IR club Schweiz und CCR


 14:10Präsentation Studienergebnisse «Integrierte Finanzkommunikation»
Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann, Universität Leipzig



CC & IR bei Baloise Group
Marc Kaiser, Leiter CC und IR



CC & IR bei Swiss RE
Chris Menth, Head Shareholder Engagement bei Swiss Re



Paneldiskussion und Q&A
moderiert von Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann




OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2019

IR Magazine’s Global Forum and Awards


We are proud to be a supporting association at IR Magazine’s Global Forum and Awards this October.

IR Magazine’s Global Forum & Awards is an international and independent event that brings together over 250 IR professionals from more than 30 countries each year.

The event enables attendees to network with the investment community, learn best practice from successful heads of IR and promote excellence. The fantastic two-day agenda will host international speakers covering all the latest topics from the world of investor relations.

This year’s event includes:

  • Two days packed with panel debates, case studies, interactive roundtable discussions and workshops
  • Investors and analysts candidly sharing their views on good IR and working together in a post-Mifid world
  • International heads of IR & CFOs sharing real-life examples of how IR programs have evolved in 2018-2019
  • Dedicated networking time to learn from and build your global network of IR contacts
  • The Global Top 50 presentation – IR Magazine’s definitive ranking of IR teams as determined by the investment community unveiled

IR Club CH members can save €100 on advertised price for corporate attendee rate of €395 with exclusive discount code that can be ordered here


Kepler Cheuvreux Barbecue

Kepler Cheuvreux, Stadelhoferstrasse 22, 8001 Zurich

In best summer weather, numerous IR club members met again this year for the Kepler Cheuvreux Barbecue.

Paul Marsland, Senior Governance Analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, opened the event with an exciting keynote speech on the topic “Climate & the Banks – Accounting for Sustainability”, followed by a lively Q&A session.

Afterwards the guests met for a delicious barbecue and extensive networking on the roof terrace.



JUNe 13, 2019

10th Geschäftsberichte-Symposium
«Reporting is not enough»

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Langhaldenstrasse 21, 8803 Rüschlikon

Besides meeting regulatory requirements what does reporting need to achieve today? Join the debate with international experts and peers at the Anniversary Symposium. Get inspired by informative best practice cases and learn what further value your annual report can contribute.

Members of the IR club Schweiz benefitted from a discount of CHF 150.00 (please note in the comment field when registering).

View the program

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

Guided tour on the Swiss Finance Museum – 30 years SMI

Swiss Finance Museum, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, 8005 Zurich

The Swiss benchmark index SMI recently celebrated its 30th birthday. On this occasion, the Swiss Finance Museum opened an exclusive special exhibition entitled "30 Years SMI: Equity Indices Explained!". We invited our IR club members to an entertaining and multimedia excursion into the world of indices. What is a blue chip index? What are indices used for? What are the origins and history of SMI, Dow Jones, Nikkei & Co.?

After the tour an exciting keynote speech by the IR club president Michel Gerber awaited our members. He knows from his own experience how IR work in a small or mid cap differs from that in an SMI group. At the concluding networking apéro there was the opportunity for a personal exchange with peers.





Annual General Meeting IR club Schweiz

Partners Group AG, Zugerstrasse 57, 6341 Baar/Zug

About one third of our members joined this year's Annual General Meeting at the premises of Partners Group in Baar/ZG. The General Meeting approved until the closure of the next Ordinary General Meeting the re-election of Michel Gerber (president), Christine Kukan, Michèle Schnyder and Chris Menth. Newy elected to the Board were Lorna Davies, Credit Suisse, and Michael Staeheli, Conzzeta. The resolutions and voting results will be made available in the AGM minutes.

In addition, all participants enjoyed an impressive tour d’horizon on Partners Group business model, their global activities and their culture. Responsible for this great presentation were Philip Sauer, Co-Head of Group Finance and Corporate Development, as well as Alex Soppera. To round off the event, we offered a networking apéro that everybody joined to continue the interesting discussions.




Door opening



Annual General Meeting (AGM)


 17:00Presentation of Partners Group and their IR approach by Philip Sauer, Co-Head Group Finance & Corporate Development 



Apéro riche and networking, offered by Partners Group



FRIDAY, March 8, 2019

SIX Breakfast Session – Food for Thought

Hotel Schweizerhof, Bahnhofplatz 7, 8001 Zürich

Indices are becoming increasingly important in the financial world and therefore are also of importance to you as an issuer. SIX presents in the context of this breakfast session the latest updates on indices and puts a focus on SARON – the Swiss Average Rate Overnight that will replace the current reference rate LIBOR in the near future.

Get first hand insights according to the following agenda:




Registration and Breakfast


 08:15Welcome and introduction
Christian Geiger, Relationship Manager Issuer Relations, SIX
Dr. Christian Bahr, Head Index & iNAV Services, SIX



Update on SIX Indices:

  • SARON: the new Swiss Franc Reference Rate
  • Background information on Swiss Bond Indices







Thanks to our partnership with SIX, you get access to this event as an IR club member. Please register directly at SIX by Wednesday, 27 February 2019. The number of participants is limited.



November 29, 2018

Traditional "Chlaushöck"


Digital Leadership bei Outdoor-Bekleidung von Mammut 

Der Name Mammut steht für hohe Qualität und anmutiges Design. Welche Bedeutung haben Innovation, Kreativität und Marke für langfristigen unternehmerischen Erfolg? Wie wird Digitalisierung im Bereich Outdoor-Bekleidung und -ausrüstung genutzt? Was sind die pros und cons bei der consumer centricity?

Am 29. November trafen sich IR club Mitglieder zum letzten Anlass des Jahres 2018. Der Chlaushöck wurde von Matthias Hanny, Chief B2C Officer bei Mammut, mit seinem spannenden Vortrag zum Thema Digital Leadership bei Outdoor Bekleidung von Mammut eingeleitet. Wir erhielten u.a. nicht alltägliche Einblicke in die Bedeutung von Innovation, Kreativität und Marke bei Mammut. Zudem nahm uns Matthias mit auf Mammut’s High-Speed-Transformation, bei der Strategie, Struktur und Menschen die Grundlage für den zukünftigen Erfolg legen. Ein weiteres Highlight war die Möglichkeit, innovative Lösungen am Produkt selbst zu erleben.

Selbstverständlich war auch für das leibliche Wohl mit einem feinen Z’Nacht gesorgt, das für intensive Gespräche genutzt wurde. 

OCTOBER 30, 2018

A morning on the sell side

Kepler Cheuvreux, Stadelhoferstr. 22, Zurich

Investor Relations Officers had a look behind the curtain and were made aware of the many tasks the sellside has to accomplish in the early morning before the markets open at 9.00 am. Their working day actually starts when the sun goes down the evening before and continues in the morning at 6.30 am at the latest preparing the conference call starting at 7.30 am for the European morning meeting followed by the Swiss meeting. IR club Schweiz participants had the chance to listen into both and also get insights on the follow-up tasks of the analysts’ and sales’ team and how these tasks changed over time. One of the learnings was that analysts have to summarize the most important news on the companies they cover within 5 minutes max. (including Q+A from sales) and that it facilitates their work substantially if companies provide top line growth rates not only in the reporting currency but also in local currencies in their news. 

A very interesting morning closed with a lovely breakfast offered by Kepler Cheuvreux and the opportunity to network and to discuss with analysts, sales and IR club Schweiz members. 

OCTOBER 3, 2018

Digital IR - work smarter, not harder

Conzzeta, Giesshübelstrasse 45, Zurich

The event was well attended and started with a presentation on this summer’s survey on CRM platforms for the IR work. It was followed by a presentation from our host Conzzeta and their reasons to evaluate such platforms and how they did it. This led into a lively discussion on latest developments in IR work and one of the findings was that there is no “one size fits all” solution and that decision-making is quite difficult at this moment in time since the landscape around MIFID II is quite volatile. One suggestion to form kind of an interest group will be followed up. 


September 11, 2018

Fireside chat with Cillo Canepa

FCZ Museum, Werdstrasse 21, Zurich

Vor dem FCZ Museum hat sich eine lange Schlange gebildet: die Ticketverkäufe für die UEFA Europa League laufen auf Hochtouren. Zur gleichen Zeit treffen sich im Museum rund 20 IR-Experten zu einer Führung durch die Ausstellung und zum exklusiven Austausch mit Ancillo Canepa, Präsident des FCZ: «Im Grunde genommen ist der FC Zürich ähnlich aufgebaut wie eure Unternehmen; einzig unser Produkt, der Fussball, ist wohl ein wenig schwerer fassbar als eure Produktepalette. So können wir unsere jährlichen Ausgaben zwar gut einschätzen, die Einnahmen hingegen variieren je nach Turnierverlauf oder Bekanntheit der gegnerischen Mannschaften stark.» 


Von Ancillo Canepa erhielten die Teilnehmenden nicht nur spannende Einblicke in die komplexe Führung eines Fussballclubs, sondern auch Antworten auf ihre brennendsten Fragen. Das eine oder andere Aha-Erlebnis liess nicht lange auf sich warten: Oder hätten Sie gewusst, dass Hans Gamper, Gründer des FCZ, einige Jahre später den heute überragenden FC Barcelona gründete?

Beim abschliessenden Networking Apéro wurden rege Fotos mit dem originalen Cup Pokal geschossen und Meinungen zum Gehörten ausgetauscht. Und bald besteht Möglichkeit für weitere Diskussionen: alle Teilnehmenden wurden von Herrn Canepa persönlich zu einem FCZ-Spiel eingeladen.




AUGUST 23, 2018

Event: Blockchain Technology and Bitcoins

Zurich (Tüffenwies 16, at Sika)

Two experts in the field provided participants with insights into blockchain technology and bitcoins and their impact on financial markets and beyond. 

Some statements of participants

“Stimulating insights on how Blockchain Technology can help to overcome structural information asymmetries in the financial sector.” 

"The blockchain technology will change our world! It was enlightening to get first hand insights from blockchain experts about how it works and what it can be used for." 

"Excellent explanation of the Blockchain mechanics, followed by a great introduction of an existing project in the insurance industry. Created awareness that the Blockchain technology is not just a funny idea of some nerds, but has arrived in the real world.”

We started our journey with Hansen Wang, External Relations, Melonport, who walked us through the technicalities of a transaction on the blockchain to set a solid foundation to understand the mechanics of this technology. He focused on applications of blockchain technology in the asset Management industry and discussed the current market Situation.

Find Hansen Wang's presentation in the member section.


In the second part, John Carolin, CFO at B3i Services AG talked about the journey to transform the industry by making insurance more relevant, accessible and affordable. 

Find John Carolin's presentation in the member section.



June 28, 2018



On June 28, Urs Beck, Senior Fund Manager, EFG Asset Management shared his views on what has changed under MifidII. Once again, we collaborated with Kepler Cheuvreux who hosted our summer event in their offices. As in past years, a networking luncheon-barbecue on their terrace was offered.

JUNE 14, 2018

9th Geschäftsberichte-Symposium

Rüschlikon / Zurich

«Less is More?» Is this inspiring principle valid for reporting, too?

These and other issues were the focus of the Geschäftsberichte-Symposium on June 14, 2018, hosted by the Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR). And they were the subject of hot debates among international experts drawing on thought-provoking practical examples – along with networking and sharing ideas.

Members of the IR club Schweiz benefit from a reduction of CHF 150.00.

Find a Look back on the 9. Geschäftsberichte-Symposium here

March 21, 2018

Annual General Meeting IR club Schweiz


Our Annual General Meeting was held on March 21, 2018 at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Afterwards, all participants enjoyed a private guided tour through the multimedia exhibition of the Schweizer Finanzmuseum. The following apéro riche invited the members to network and sharing ideas with peers.

November 30, 2017

Chlaushöck 2017


Unser traditioneller «Chlaushöck» fand am 30. November 2017 im Anschluss an die IR Conference der SIX in Zürich statt.

Wir haben uns zunächst dem Thema «Wer wäre ich ohne Stress? – Konfliktlösungspotential mit The Work» gewidmet. Andreas Posavac hat uns in eine einfache Methode eingeführt, wie wir mit stressvollen Situationen und Gedanken in unserem Leben umgehen können. Im Anschluss haben wir das IR club Jahr mit einem gemeinsamen Essen und anregenden Diskussionen ausklingen lassen.

November 15–17, 2017

Investor Relations Assistant Seminar – Fit for the Job


What are the laws of the capital markets and what are the drivers of the IR profession? Which tips & tricks for the IR practice can the IR-Manager provide? Learn about the Investor Relations Managers language to competently assist them. Language: German.

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October 3, 2017



We examined various perspectives on MiFID II from the buy side, banks and corporate issuers in order to compare the facts and perceptions from every side of the investment triangle.

This interactive discussion was organized in partnership with Ipreo on the upcoming MiFiD II legislation at the new SIX offices.

Documents to MiFID II are stored in the member section.

September 7, 2017

Investors night at Vontobel

We were getting insights into the work and services of Vontobel brokerage and had a deep-dive into Vontobel’s findings with respect to MiFID II based on a client base of some 400 institutional clients globally. After this food for thought Vontoblel invited us to participate in their investors night at Kaufleuten were we enjoyed an amazing networking evening with more than 700 finance professionals.

The video of the event is stored in the member section.

March 17, 2017

Webinar: Looking at key Digital IR Trends in Switzerland and Beyond (for members only)

Thanks to the partnership with the IR club Switzerland Investis have agreed to score all of our member companies’ websites (only the top 50 Swiss companies by market cap have been rated in the past).

The webinar explored the following topics:

  • Why you should care about digital IR and key investor requirements, 
referencing good examples from Switzerland and around the world
  • Demonstrate how companies can ensure digital channels support their IR communication strategy
  • Explore what's on the horizon and key trends in corporate digital communications

IR club members received the recordings of the webinar exclusively.

November 30, 2016

Chlaushöck 2016


Our traditional «Chlaushöck» took place on November 30 at SIX in Zurich followed by a dinner at «Restaurant Aura».


17:30 – 17:35: Welcome & introduction Board member of the IR club Schweiz
17:35 – 18:15: Presentation on CIRO and career paths in IR, Kai Bommer, DIRK (Deutscher Investor Relations Verband)

18:15 – 18:45: Q & A

19:00 – 21:00: Dinner at Restaurant Aura (5 minutes’ walk from the SIX building)

October 31, 2016

Morning Meeting Kepler Cheuvreux


We were invited to join Kepler Cheuvreux’s sales morning meeting / call and discussed how brokers would like to receive company information and what companies can do to make it into the morning call.