Expats Favor Switzerland

Switzerland is the best place to live overseas, according to HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey. Expats praised the career opportunities, high-quality education and sporting facilities available in the country. That is a view that INSEAD Swiss Alumni probably already share. Interestingly, Singapore, home to INSEAD’s second campus, is number two. For single Expats, neighbouring Italy is apparently the best for finding love, with the highest percentages reporting finding a partner there, as is the UK. Download Infographic

The Expat Explorer survey was conducted on behalf of HSBC by YouGov, polling 9,300 people living outside their home country about their experience of expatriate life, with questions covering criteria such as pay, quality of life and the local economy.

Top 10 destinations for expats in 2014

1. Switzerland

2. Singapore

3. China

4. Germany

5. Bahrain

6. New Zealand

7. Thailand

8. Taiwan

9. India

10. Hong Kong


INSEAD Global Number One with MBA International Management

ranakingIn the latest QS Global 200 report, INSEAD MBA specialization in International Management is ranked Number One by employers and academics. INSEAD MBAs are in the Top Three in three other categories: Strategy, Leadership, and Operations Management. (Infographic here). QS says that it produces rankings in 10 of the most popular MBA specializations on offer at leading schools that are highly sought-after by international employers, the opinions of which form the rankings’ basis. These rankings derive from the data compiled for the annual QS Global 200 Business Schools Reports. The full report for 2013/14 can be downloaded here.

Switzerland Tops MBA Salary Rankings 2014

salary surveySwitzerland reports the highest average MBA salaries in Europe at USD122,000, and the second
highest average MBA compensation in the world in 2014, according to responding employers in the latest survey by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Denmark and the United Kingdom are close behind for the European ranking.

The report also says that the growth in demand for MBAs next year is expected to be very high at 15% (see table below).

The strength of Swiss MBA salaries in 2014 can “partly be explained by the predominance of
financial services companies in Switzerland, which actively recruit MBAs” as well as two trends: the strong Swiss franc, and the relocation of many multinationals and hedge funds to Switzerland from London and Frankfurt.

Growth in Demand

Special Report: Fireside Chat with Basel Committee SG Bill Coen

November 2014William Coen

The INSEAD Alumni Association invited Bill Coen, the recently appointed Secretary General of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS), to speak to Alumni and guests in October 2014. The audience, which hailed from a range of industries, engaged unreservedly with the affable American economist who spoke without props or Powerpoint at the old-style Grand Hotel les Trois Roi in Basel. The Basel Committee is a working group inside the Basel-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It sets global standards for banking solvency and liquidity.

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