British expats in Switzerland can now avoid 55% tax upon death and UK income taxes of up to 45% by transferring their UK final salary pension scheme, UK company pension scheme or UK private personal pension scheme to a Qualifying Recognized Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS). Even Swiss who have worked in the UK can transfer their pensions offshore to avoid paying UK taxes legally.
Swiss working in the UK and returning to Switzerland can transfer their pensions to a QROPS.
British expats and Swiss working in the UK can transfer to a Swiss QROPS or a Malta QROPS for tax efficiency.
You can then invest in a wide range of assets such as mutual funds, individual shares, property funds, bonds, inflation protected gilts in the UK, US treasuries, corporate bonds or just hold your pension in cash. You can even buy silver or gold funds.