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The Family Consilium 2016

This Chronicle presents the highlights from The Family Consilium held in Gstaad in June 2016. Topics covered include: emerging disruptions in geopolitics, disruptive forces in technology, how investors might respond to the changing financial environment, and strategies to manage the challenges of passing wealth from one generation to the next. Other highlights are Elif Shafak, […]

Into the Unknown

Cesar Perez Ruiz, Chief Investment Officer at Pictet, on what Donald Trump’s presidential election win will mean for emerging investment trends.

Implications of Trump’s election win

A Trump presidency could see major changes in policy on many themes such as fiscal policy, trade policy, immigration, the environment, financial regulation, healthcare, social security, and supervision of the Fed. However, it remains highly uncertain whether Trump will in fact pursue the policies he aired during the campaign. On fiscal policy, Trump has made […]

Time is ripe for change in monetary policy style

In spite of large doses of policy easing, inflation and global growth remain tepid. With the effectiveness of existing monetary policy styles therefore being increasingly questioned, the November 2016 issue of Perspectives looks at three of the most plausible alternatives. One is asset-price targeting. Could central banks assume responsibility for ensuring the stability of asset […]

The Next Generation

The third Next Generation event took place in Geneva with 50 Next Gens in attendance from 22 different nationalities.
The event was a great success, focusing both on the challenges and solutions the rising generation face in todays complex environment.

In Conversation With Sally Osberg

In this conversation, Sally Osberg explains the approach taken by the Skoll Foundation and how they work with social entrepreneurs.

Gauging the economic plans of U.S. presidential candidates

Both main candidates in the US presidential election have outlined their plans in numerous areas. Whoever wins, both are promising to raise government spending, especially on infrastructure. Writing in the October issue of Perspectives, Pictet Wealth Management’s chief economist Bernard Lambert outlines various scenarios. Should Hilary Clinton win the presidency but the Democrats fail to […]

Piero Gandini

My father gave me a lot of responsibility for the development of the Flos brand, and also the freedom to make mistakes – a most precious gift.

Private equity, an antidote to prospect of weak returns?

The summer months were good for risk assets, though things may get bumpier in the months ahead. But alongside this study in chiaroscuro, the September issue of Perspectives offers a brighter picture of investment opportunities. Pictet chief strategist Christophe Donay admits that “prospects for portfolio returns look far weaker than they did in the past” […]

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