Switzerland as a haven for high fees banking and investing solutions? How the Swiss frank affects investing outcomes for Swiss investors? The role of a private clients’ advisor regarding low cost index funds? There’s probably a topic that can be made out of the recent CS and UBS story too.
Looking forward to potentially learn about your results. Keep heart and have fun!
Yeah, financial roboadvisors could be an interesting topic. It is not clear to me, though, in this case, what is it that you have to deliver: you have to do something or do a scientific analysis of a certain problem?
Cost analysis of brokerage fees: Switzerland vs. Europe vs US? I think you can write it from the top of your head.
The type of work is very open. It can be purely academic or also in context of my company I’m working for. I’ve actually already done a business consulting project this year. Close to 50 pages of content, so it was already kind of a Bachelor thesis (or Bachelor light). The title was “Traditionelle Anlageberatung, ein Auslaufmodell?” which went exactly in the directions of some of your ideas.
The more I think about it, the more it makes sense for me to do something about FIRE. Comparing the retirement system of USA and Switzerland, write about the problems of the 1st/2nd pillar, delving into the FIRE movement in the USA and then further looking into early retirement in general in Switzerland. I could do a quantitative poll with 200-300 people and analyse if early retirement is a goal, what they are already doing to achieve that and what the main motivations are to achieve in in the first place. Might me interesting to see some demographic differences.
I’d focus on something that either interests you personally or helps you get ahead in the career game.
The first is something only you’ll know, the latter - to boil it down to the essentials of the game - is whatever helps your employer get, retain, and sell to, UHNWI clients. As far as I’ve heard, they’re also a lot more fun to work with than your avg retail client.
Hear the voice of reason: what is actually your goal of writing this thesis? To have it done and get your degree? Or to explore in depth a certain topic that interest you?
You can also plainly ask your supervisor if this work, with a proper introduction and conclusion, can qualify as your bachelor thesis. Or at least build on top of it. From my, rather qualified for it, point of view, that could be sufficient.