Next generation seminar

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Welcome to this edition of Pictet Briefing, which presents highlights from Pictet’s Next Generation 2014 seminar, held in Geneva in late August. It brought together a lively group of young people who are facing choices about their future responsibilities.

To help in making these choices, the seminar devoted its first day to encouraging them to think about their strengths and weaknesses, and to follow their passions in whatever they choose to do. The second day introduced the participants to economics, finance and investment to help them deal with the wealth management challenges they will face. Business was the theme of the final day, which opened with a visit to Caran d’Ache, the Geneva company famous for its pencils, fine-arts materials and luxury pens.

The seminar also provided some lighter relief, including a cooking night where Pictet’s talented chef encouraged participants to prepare dishes for each other. And I am sure that the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with contemporaries was also enjoyable, creating friendships that will endure long after the seminar.

I hope you find this summary of interest, especially if you are thinking about the next generation in your family, or are a member of it.

Jacques de Saussure
Senior Managing Partner Pictet Group