'Supertax refugees': One banking family's story Monday, 25 January, 2010 There were warnings that British bankers would flee London to escape Gordon Brown’s proposed 50 percent “supertax” announced late last year. We found one banker who recently brought his family to Switzerland for the good life, in the quiet Zurich neighborhood of Zolliken to be exact. WRS’s Carla Drysdale spoke with his wife, Anne Wrobel, herself a former managing director of a London financial insurance firm, but she says taxes weren’t the only consideration in their move:
Exploring the 'expat experience' Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 Conor Lennon’s theme for Tuesday’s conversations live at the Movie restaurant in Zurich is “the expat experience”:
Expat Life Saturday, 27 June, 2009 Catherine Nelson-Pollard shares her experience of living as an expat, offering tips and advice on how to make Switzerland your very own home away from home. NOTE: Expat Life has evolved into The Connectors.
New wave of expats changing Geneva Monday, 1 June, 2009 A new wave of British workers is expected to settle in the Swiss city of Geneva, as hedge funds and financial services companies look set to leave the UK capital London. Michele Mischler considers how such a wave could impact on the social fabric of the city, and is joined by Domic Longcroft, a long-time expatriate from the UK who now runs a company specialising in relocation.
The WRS Debate: Are expats good guests? Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 Jordan Davis talks with Nir Ofek from the expat community site Glocals, Carol Gipson from the Zug International Business Forum, Eric Stauffer from the Mouvement Citoyen Genevois and the Julie Zaugg from L’Hebdo magazine.
Expats feel squeeze over school places Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 It’s every English-speaking parent’s nightmare. You move to Switzerland where your children don’t speak the language, you want to send them to the international school, but there are no places.