UWP has been safeguarding occupational pension provision for its affiliated companies since 1993.

1993

Foundation

612

Affiliated companies

10410

Insured members

Our strengths

Asset investment

Occupational pension provision in Switzerland is based on the funding principle. Each insured member saves their own retirement assets over the course of their entire working life. It is therefore important for these funds to both provide an acceptable return,  at an acceptable level of risk. UWP uses the three basic building-block investment forms – equities, real estate and bonds – no magic, but traditional sound investment work.

Customer proximity

Customer proximity means that UWP knows its customers and their needs and is at their disposal at all times. But customer proximity also means that UWP regularly provides information to improve understanding of developments in occupational benefits. Transparency is also a core element in fostering customer proximity.

Low costs

Every franc that does not need to be spent on risk and administration costs can be used for pension savings. UWP constantly looks at optimising all areas where further cost savings can be made. Our focus is on the cost of insuring against the risks of death and disability. The fewer benefit cases UWP has to bear, the lower the cost of the risk. The aim is to limit benefit cases as much as possible, through preventative measures and professional care management.

Innovation

From the beginning, UWP has always led the way with new solutions for its customers. Innovation is currently focused on digitalisation, where UWP aims to provide a unique solution throughout Switzerland for its insured members and affiliated companies.

Flexibility

UWP provides services for its customers "from entrepreneur to entrepreneur". We respond to demand with the greatest possible flexibility in pensions and investment solutions. The only limits are those set by the law.

Individuality

Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and a high level of specialist expertise, an individual approach does not necessarily mean higher costs. UWP is able to offer its customers tailored solutions that are no more expensive than typical off-the-shelf products. UWP adapts its pension solutions to its customers and not vice versa.

Independence

UWP is an independent collective foundation. It is committed to its affiliated companies and their beneficiaries, who are insured in the collective foundation. The Board of Trustees is made up of equal numbers of representatives of the affiliated employers and representatives of the collective foundation's insured beneficiaries. UWP can therefore be viewed as a kind of self-help organisation of insured members for insured members. It uses its commercial independence to offer its insured members the best pension solutions.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is composed of highly competent individuals with many years of experience who actively pursue UWP's goals and provide fair pension benefits to all insured members.

 

Philipp Spichty

Philipp Spichty

President

lic.rer.pol, CAS Change Management, Mediator SDM-FSM
married, 2 children
Deputy Director of the Basel-Stadt Trade Association

Philipp is committed to a clever and smart collective foundation. This includes innovative product development and forward-looking investment.

Michael Quici

Michael Quici

Vice President

Swiss certified expert in accounting & controlling
married, 1 child
Division Manager F & C Basellandschaftliche Gebäudeversicherung

Michael is committed to a flexible and individual collective foundation. This includes individual pension solutions for our customers without costing them a lot of money.

Yvonne Berger

Yvonne Berger

Employee representative

Master of Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University/Edinburgh
Business School married Head of Administration Schönthal Senior Citizens' Centre, Füllinsdor

Intergenerational justice and sustainability in a pension system are the big issues for me.

Raphael Cica

Raphael Cica

Employer representative

Attorney at law, lic.iur., LL.M.
married
Member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of KENDRIS AG

Within the scope of his duties in the Investment Commission of UWP, Raphael pursues a competent implementation of the investment policy in the interest of the affiliated companies and their insured persons.

Sarah Kobler

Sarah Kobler

Employee representative

Social insurance specialist with federal diploma
Cohabiting, 1 child
Team leader pension fund administration
BERAG, Basel

Occupational pension provision is an important pillar of our social security system.
Ensuring the sustainability of this part of the pension system is a central task for me.

Corina Saxer

Corina Saxer

Employer representative

Dr. oec. HSG, graduate in business administration.
married, 1 child
Commercial teacher, member of the civic council of the municipality of St. Gallen

Corina is committed to a healthy, fair and sustainable collective foundation. Realistic technical bases, good pension plans and strong asset management.

Andreas Theiler

Andreas Theiler

Employee representative

Business economist FH, CIIA
married, 2 children
Risk Manager
Acorma Invest AG, Hurden

Private pension provision concerns all employees. Innovative and sustainable solutions, such as those offered by UWP, are in demand at the present time. I am actively committed to a successful collective foundation. We all benefit from this.

Daniel Schoch

Daniel Schoch

Employee representative

married, 1 daughter
Head of Finance / IT, Balimpex AG

Daniel has been interested in good, sustainable and innovative pension provision from an early age and has already been working for UWP for 16 years.

Roger Thomann

Roger Thomann

Employer representative

Business economist FH
married, 2 children
Head of Finance and Administration, Member of the Management Board of Aluminium Laufen AG

Roger works in the interest of the affiliated pension funds to ensure to ensure sustainable pension provision. Benefit promises must be financially viable in order to avoid redistribution.

Christian Willi

Christian Willi

Employer representative

married, 2 children
Owner / Member of the Executive Board,
GlobalBroker AG

Christian supports the UWP Collective Foundation as a market expert and sales professional. The goal of always being "up to date" is consistently pursued.

Office

Thomas Schneider

Thomas Schneider

Managing Director UWP Collective Foundation, Team Leader

Tel. 061 337 17 78
Thomas is committed to an individualized occupational pension plan. The further development of UWP in the interest of the insured and affiliated companies is his top priority.

Rahel Balsiger

Rahel Balsiger

Specialist

Tel. 061 337 17 84
Rahel uses her specialist knowledge to ensure efficient and comprehensible pension provision for the benefit of employers and insured persons. The pragmatic implementation from theory to practice is in the foreground for her.

Nicola Eggimann

Nicola Eggimann

Specialist

Tel. 061 337 17 50
Finding the best possible solution is my goal.

Stephan Eng

Stephan Eng

Administrator

Tel. 061 337 17 97
Stephan is committed to ensuring that the affiliated companies and the insured persons receive competent, correct and reliable advice and support.

Caroline Inderbitzin

Caroline Inderbitzin

Specialist

Phone 061 337 17 94
UWP is not a 0815 foundation and therefore no day is like the other - exactly to my liking! For me, satisfied and happy customers are the nicest compliment - I like to go extra miles!

Claudia Kilchherr

Claudia Kilchherr

Clerk

Tel. 061 337 17 49
Claudia is responsible for the prompt and competent processing of claims.

Diana Kunnaht

Diana Kunnaht

Assistant

Tel. 061 337 17 07
Listen, understand, solve! I am happy to provide support for the company portal and our UWP app.

Aurelia Stranges

Aurelia Stranges

Administrator

Tel. 061 564 56 88
I use my expertise to process orders promptly and efficiently, while my sensitivity is used to understand the customer even in unpleasant times and to find a suitable solution together.

Our organisation

Foundation

2. July 1993

Constitution

Tax-exempt pillar 2 institution entered in the register of occupational benefits schemes of the Canton of Basel-Stadt within the meaning of Art. 80 et seq. SCC, Art. 331 SCO and Art. 48 para. 2 OPA

Management

Beratungsgesellschaft für die zweite Säule AG,
Dornacherstrasse 230, 4018 Basel

Auditors

Copartner Revision AG
Dufourstrasse 11, 4010 Basel

Pension insurance expert

c-alm AG
Zwinglistrasse 6, 9000 St. Gallen

Reinsurance

PKRück AG
Weinbergstrasse 139, 8042 Zürich

Asset management

Lies in the responsibility of the individual asset managers of the
asset pools

Supervisory authority

BSABB BVG- und Stiftungsaufsicht beider Basel (Supervisory Board for Occupational Pensions and Foundations of the Two Basels)
Eisengasse 8, 4001 Basel

Information and advice

Beratungsgesellschaft für die zweite Säule AG,
Dornacherstrasse 230, 4018 Basel

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