Reichmuth & Co Lecture

The Reichmuth & Co Lectures are a joint series of events by Reichmuth & Co Privatbankiers, the Institut für Schweizer Wirtschaftspolitik (IWP) and the University of Lucerne, characterized by top-class speakers and exciting topics.







Current Reichmuth & Co Lectures

As part of the “Reichmuth & Co Lectures”, personalities from business, politics, and science give lectures on current topics such as growth, regulation, monetary policy, or the management of government resources and debt.

Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 23

We were pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.. Niall Ferguson at the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 23. His lecture is entitled “The Economic Consequences of the Second Cold War: The U.S., China and the Rest.”

Past Reichmuth & Co lectures

“We are in the second cold war”

The world is already in the middle of a new Cold War between China and the USA, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Niall Ferguson at the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 23 on September 4, 2023 in the packed auditorium of the University of Zurich.

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“Too Big to Fail” and the Market Economy: What Next after the Credit Suisse Bankruptcy?

How did it come to this, and how can the next banking crisis be prevented? This question was addressed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Hellwig, and Prof. Dr. Heinz Zimmermann at the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 22 at the University of Lucerne.

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Our fixation on equality: where it comes from and where it leads to

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht is one of the most influential thinkers of the of the present day. He addressed the questions about the fixation on equality at the Reichmuth & Co Lectures No. 21 at the University of Lucerne. Where does it come from and where does it lead?

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What about free speech in the west?

Is freedom of speech in Western countries in danger? This was the topic of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s presentation at the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 20 at the University of Lucerne. The lecture was held in English.

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Is Monetary Policy Still Regulatory Policy Nowadays?

At the Reichmuth & Co. Lecture No. 19, Dr. Joachim Nagel, President of the German Bundesbank, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Jordan, President of the Swiss National Bank, lectured at the University of Lucerne on the topic of monetary policy.

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“Europe’s New Role in a Changed World.”

Unfortunately, the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 18 had to be cancelled due to a corona infection of the speaker.

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Sustainably reliable: Trust is the raw material of success

At the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 17, Dr. Patrick Frost, CEO of Swiss Life, spoke about the fascinating world of trust and its crucial role for sustainable success. He shed light on the importance of trust on the part of customers, shareholders and employees in the insurance industry.

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Reichmuth & Co Lecture Special

As part of a “special edition” of the Reichmuth & Co Lectures, Professor em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ernst Baltensperger answered the questions of Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaltegger. The focus was on the topic of inflation.

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Mortgage and real estate market: developments pose risks to financial stability

At the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 16, Dr. Fritz Zurbrügg, Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, spoke on possible risks and vulnerabilities in the mortgage and real estate market.

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Current challenges in fiscal policy

At the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 15, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld spoke on the current challenges of fiscal policy in the form of a video podcast.

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Interview on the current economic policy debate

At the Reichmuth & Co Lectures No. 14 at the University of Lucerne, Professor Hans-Werner Sinn spoke in an interview about current economic policy issues.

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Are Switzerland’s success factors at risk?

In her presentation at the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 13, Vreni Spoerry talks about the political and economic success factors of Switzerland. Due to the Corona pandemic, the lecture took place in a closed setting on October 21, 2020 and was recorded as a video.

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Tax fairness and international tax competition

At the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 12 at the University of Lucerne, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Clemens Fuest spoke on the topic of tax justice and international tax competition.

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Switzerland as a business location – a plea for legal certainty

At Reichmuth & Co Lectures No. 11, Peter Brabeck, former CEO of Nestlé, warned that Switzerland could jeopardize its attractiveness as a business location through frequent changes in the law.

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This time everything is different – also in monetary policy?

At the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 10, Prof. Dr. Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS, gave a lecture. His lecture dealt with the exciting topic of monetary policy and the long shadow of the 2007 crisis.

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Political Correctness, Felt and Government Regulatory Frenzy

At the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 9, the respected financial expert Dr. Tito Tettamanti gave a lecture. His lecture illuminated the development of the Swiss media landscape.

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Destructive Creation – Lessons from the Financial Crisis and the Future of Europe

At the Reichmuth & Co Lecture No. 8, Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus, spoke on the topic “Destructive Creation: Lessons from the Financial Crisis and the Future of Europe”.

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Market commentary 2nd quarter 2024

Since the beginning of the year, only four of the seven technology stocks that dominated last year have outperformed the market. This means that market concentration has increased further.

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Market commentary 1st quarter 2024

After a pleasing investment year in 2023, we also expect a good investment environment for the new year. The US economy remains robust and inflation will decrease in the future.

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Market outlook 2024 – «Sic transit gloria mundi»

Recording of our “Market Outlook 2024”

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