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In conversation with Bernar Venet

The renowned creator of giant sculptures and paintings featuring mathematical concepts, who grew up in difficult circumstances in a remote French village, continues to explore new artistic forms in his eighth decade. Many artists come from humble origins, but Bernar Venet’s were more humble than most. He grew up in a small village in south-east […]

Sub-zero interest rates paradigm

In this video, Yves Bonzon, Chief Investment Officer for Pictet Wealth Management, explains how negative interest rates impact the economy and what countries will outperform in this new paradigm.

2015 has already delivered some surprising twists and turns

To start with, the SNB removed its cap on the Swiss franc on 15 January, followed a week later by the ECB’s announcement of its QE package. After the slump in the oil price, the world of investment in 2015 is full of fresh opportunities and new risks.

In conversation with Emmanuel Renaut

In a ski resort high in the French Alps, the Flocons de Sel restaurant in Megève has been awarded the coveted three Michelin stars for the cuisine of its talented and innovative chef.

On the eve of 2015, oil and the US economy are already dictating the shape of investment

The oil price collapse is consistent with the long-standing themes in our Secular Trends Every year in November we review and update our Secular Trends publication. In simple terms, our prognosis for the decade favours – and has favoured – developed markets over emerging markets, the dollar over the euro, and technology over commodities. At […]

Art and entertainment

The creative world of arts, crafts and entertainment is often seen as differing from more conventional business sectors. Yet as this issue of Pictet Report demonstrates, those who are successful in their chosen fields share many of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. They work very hard, they are passionate about what they do, they pursue […]

In conversation with Firoz Rasul, president of the Aga Khan University

Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University presents in this interview the work of the centre of knowledge founded by the Aga Khan. This purpose of this unique university is to help the underpriveleged in developing countries improve their lives. This interview was captured during the Pictet Family Consilium, a unique setup bringing together […]

Entrepreneur summit

I am delighted to introduce this Pictet Briefing, which presents the highlights from Pictet’s first Entrepreneur Summit, held in Geneva in September 2014. This one-and-a-half day event was designed to bring together entrepreneurs to describe their different and unique journeys and speak about how they had solved the challenges along the way. It also provided an […]

Next generation seminar

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 […]

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