Our whistleblower system implements the current EU and national provisions to improve the protection of whistleblowers within and outside Swiss Life Asset Managers Germany. This sets the framework for an open and transparent error culture at Swiss Life Asset Managers Germany in line with our Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct sets out the values, principles, rules and guidelines for cooperation within and outside the Swiss Life Group, including for the following companies:

  • Swiss Life Asset Managers Deutschland GmbH
  • Climatch GmbH
  • Swiss Life Insurance Asset Managers GmbH
  • Swiss Life Asset Managers Luxembourg Niederlassung Deutschland
  • Swiss Life Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft GmbH
  • Swiss Life Asset Managers Logistics GmbH

In order to comply with the Code of Conduct in our day-to-day work, it is important that we find out about any compliance misconduct on the part of our own employees or business partners and to prevent it.

That is why we have an independent and confidential whistleblower system. To this end, the above-mentioned companies have appointed an ombudsperson to receive compliance violations.

What is an ombudsperson?

An external ombudsperson is an independent, external point of contact that receives information regarding violations. Whistleblowers only interact with the ombudsperson, who handles the whistleblower’s personal data in the strictest confidence. Nobody apart from the ombudsperson has any direct contact with whistleblowers. It is therefore also possible to provide information anonymously.

What reporting channels are there at Swiss Life Asset Managers Germany?

If you suspect a violation, you can contact the ombudsman, Thomas Muth. He is subject to the legally recognised duty of confidentiality and may not disclose any information to third parties without your consent.
Compliance hotline: 0176 97461026 (call back within 24 hours)
E-mail address: SLAM-DE.Compliance(at)t-online.de

Swiss Life Asset Managers Deutschland guarantees its employees and business partners that reporting to the ombudsperson will not lead to any disadvantages for them (either personal or financial). Whistleblowers may submit reports by telephone with or without their name (anonymously). Alternatively, they can send reports stating their name and real e-mail address or, if applicable, a freely chosen one.

What kind of misconduct can be reported?

Whistleblowers usually report violations of a specific law, such as …

  • Corruption, bribery and fraud
  • Violations of laws and criminal offences
  • Malpractice and mismanagement
  • Violations of human, labour or consumer rights
  • Discrimination and harassment at work
  • Conflicts of interest or insider trading
  • Infringements of competition or antitrust law
  • Aggressive tax planning
  • Environmental damage
  • Material or immaterial theft
  • Infringements of the GDPR or misuse of data
  • Money laundering and the financing of terrorism
  • Inadequate protection of business secrets