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Olivier Creed

Creed stands out as a discreet family-owned perfume house which is dedicated to the creation of highly original fragrances of extravagant quality

Carole Hübscher

People write less in everyday life, yet everyone has a pen or pencil on their desk

Marie-Amélie Jacquet

We spend a lot of time discussing governance, finding ways to talk together so that we can speak with one voice. It’s a lot of work, but we all get along together — which is not always the case with large family businesses

In conversation with Peter Diamandis

Entrepreneur Peter Diamandis presents his views on ‘moonshot thinking’, taking on challenges that had previously been seen as insoluble.

Maximilian J. Riedel

The grape-specific glasses can cover only the most popular varieties — there are 1,200 red wine grape varieties alone worldwide

Family brands

In the summer issue of Pictet Report, we feature some well-known heritage brands and the stories of the families still at their helm after having weathered global crises, wars and succession issues.

Polarisation poses risks

Cesar Perez Ruiz, Chief Investment Officer at Pictet, assesses the aftermath of the Brexit vote and the implications of polarisation for investment strategy.

Investing in a post-Brexit world

Brexit should not lead to a repeat of the financial crisis of 2007-2008. So argue Pictet analysts and economists in the July issue of Perspectives. Central banks are better prepared and banks are less leveraged. In the last resort, the European Central Bank can be expected to step in again should financial stress noticeably increase […]

In the June 2016 issue of ‘Perspectives’

Will Knut Wicksell be proved right? The Swede’s theories include the notion that there is a ‘natural’ level of interest rates, consistent with the economy operating at its full potential without overheating. But the actions of central banks have forced interest rates to artificially low levels in recent times, well below their ‘natural’ levels. If […]

Central banks face test of credibility

Central banks contributed to halting the financial crisis (starting with the US Federal Reserve’s first quantitative easing package, launched in late 2008), with successive rate cuts helping companies and households in the West to deleverage. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) and European Central Bank (ECB) followed with aggressive policies at a later stage, when the […]

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