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Statutory auditor

Duration of mandate and term of office of Lead auditor

The Group accounts and the consolidated financial statements of Bellevue Group AG and its subsidiaries are audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The statutory auditor of Bellevue Group AG is elected for a one-year period at the general meeting of shareholders. PwC was elected for the first time for the 1999 fiscal year. The auditor in charge is Daniel Pajer. He has exercised this function since the 2019 fiscal year. The rotation period for this function is seven years.

Fees paid to auditor

CHF 1 000





Auditing fees billed by PwC





Additional fees billed by PwC




The additional fees in fiscal year 2019 related to services in connection with projects for the sale of Bank am Bellevue AG.

There is no prescribed catalogue of criteria that has to be consulted when approving these types of additional mandates; the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) decides on an individual basis whether the issuing of an additional mandate would impact on the auditor’s independence.

Instruments for supervising and monitoring the auditors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the supervision and control of the statutory auditor and the group auditor and it is supported in this function by the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC). The ARC receives and evaluates reports from representatives of the external auditors on a regular basis. It confers regularly with the head auditor about the effectiveness of the internal control systems taking into consideration Bellevue Group’s risk profile. In addition, the ARC reviews the scope of the auditing work, the quality of the work performed and the independence of the external auditors. The external auditors have direct access to the ARC at all times. The external auditors usually attend meetings of the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) twice a year. The external auditors attended three ARC meetings in the reporting year. The internal auditors usually attend meetings of the ARC once or twice a year. In the reporting year, the internal auditors attended all meetings of the ARC.

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