40 years of reliability
FTP in brief
For multiple decades, we have worked with commitment and skill to offer optimum pension options to 250 affiliated companies. A summary of the main facts and figures is given below (as of 31.12.2022).
Foundation: The Foundation's Memorandum of Association dated 25.02.1983
Services: Retirement provision based on a defined contribution plan
Headquarters: Via Peri 6 6900 Lugano
Number of active policyholders: 2'422
Number of pension recipients: 256
Affiliated companies: 248
Balance-sheet total: CHF 235 million
Coverage ratio (Article 44(1) BVV2): 106.11%
Financial coverage ratio: 112.6%
Average technical rate: 2.53%
2021 performance: -8.4%
Sponsors and Founders:
L'Associazione Industrie Ticinesi;
La Camera di Commercio dell'Industria e dell'Artigianato del Cantone Ticino;
La Camera del Lavoro del Cantone Ticino;
L'Organizzazione Cristiano Sociale Ticinese.
The Foundation was set up in 1983 to allow companies and employees in Ticino to set up occupational pension schemes (Second Pillar) through a body with its headquarters and decision-making centre in Ticino.
The Foundation was able to count on institutional support to guarantee a form of joint management that genuinely represents local interests. One important goal for the Foundation was to manage capital saved in pension schemes with the local economy in mind.
A study performed by the Economic Research Office showed that many pension funds were invested on the other side of the Alps following the introduction of the Second Pillar requirement: the major pension foundations were and are based in Zürich, Basel, Geneva and Bern.
The Fondazione Ticinese meet its needs within the financial and social sectors of the Canton. As far as ownership is concerned, over the years the founders have given way to employees with direct involvement.
The long-standing competition and new rivals in the shape of big banking and insurance groups have proved aggressive and significant hurdles have had to be overcome. Nowadays the Fondazione Ticinese per il secondo pilastro is a body with more than 35 years of experience with a Board of Directors that is completely independent of banks and insurance companies. It has new large offices in Lugano. It may be small compared to the giants, but it is lively, efficient and works effectively to serve its affiliates.
Its collective agreement allows considerable cost-cutting. It offers its services to more than 260 affiliated companies and all their employees.
Its affiliates include industrial, craft and service sector companies, associations and other municipal and cantonal bodies, including Università della Svizzera Italiana , SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) and some
It has amassed a savings fund that is administered with a focus on the economy of our Canton.
Chair: Ilaria Caldelari Panzeri
Deputy Chair: Marco Bernasconi
Member: Antoine Turner
Member: Davor Vadlja
Member: Laurent Frésard
Member: Stefano Malingamba
Ronald Ogna (Director)
Cristina Zambardino (Accounting and Controlling)
Marica Tognalli Cadoni (Management of the disabled, retired persons and benefits)
Arianna Pereira Gabriel (Affiliate Management)
Vittorio Vitali (Affiliate Management)