Stocks in businesses that provide security solutions in a wide variety of market sectors are proving to be an attractive investment theme with growth fuelled by innovation, urbanisation and regulation. When Pictet Asset Management launched the Security Fund ten years ago, the security market was not seen as a strong or growing one. But today […]
Terrorist organisations intent on destroying their enemies are using increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks to damage critical infrastructure and kill large numbers of people, according to a former Israeli security chief. Governments and large organisations trying to protect themselves from large-scale cyber attacks face two primary challenges in the modern era, according to Doron Bergerbest-Eilon, the […]
Youthful entrepreneur Boyan Slat is pioneering a technology to remove the millions of tons of unsightly plastic trash floating on the surface of the world’s oceans, which endangers marine species and pollutes the human food chain. The five plastic garbage patches circulating in the world’s largest oceans have long been seen as a threat to […]
Our careful choice of companies has meant that we have written off only four investments over 15 years.
Advances in natural language understanding and generation will change the way that humans interact with computers and smartphones in sectors like healthcare – and also in personal assistants such as Apple’s Siri
The next few years will see a blossoming of AI-powered robo-advisors in other sectors than finance
Evolutionary computing uses the principles of biological evolution to learn, adapt and react
What the machine is telling us now is that the current period looks like the tail-end of a bull market
We will create robots which are no longer massive and rigid but softer, using plastics and elastic materials that resemble the structures found in human bodies
If anyone had asked us ten years ago to guess what would happen over the next ten years, we would have been deeply wrong
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.
Pictet was the first fund manager to try to capture the superior investment performance of premium brands
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
Zegna fabrics quickly became one of Italy’s most acclaimed exports, and the company is now the world’s largest luxury menswear brand.
Creed stands out as a discreet family-owned perfume house which is dedicated to the creation of highly original fragrances of extravagant quality
People write less in everyday life, yet everyone has a pen or pencil on their desk
The grape-specific glasses can cover only the most popular varieties — there are 1,200 red wine grape varieties alone worldwide
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Dr David Agus is a leading cancer doctor, pioneering biomedical researcher and best-selling author who sees the human body as a complex system and has developed new approaches to treating diseases and leading a healthier life