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Professional Wealth Management: “Pictet senses opportunity knocks in a resurgent US”

Professional Wealth Management published an interview of Chief Investment Officer Yves Bonzon last week, where he explains why he sees any global recovery coming from across the Atlantic rather than from Asia. The future, believes the chief investment officer at Pictet Wealth Management […] will not only depend on Asia, as many of his Swiss […]

The Entrepreneurs episode 20: Eyewear entrepreneurs, running a franchise, IDEO

Pictet Wealth Management is the proud sponsor of The Entrepreneurs, Monocle‘s weekly business briefing featuring the most inspiring people, places and ideas from around the world. This week, The Entrepreneurs start with an indepth look at the New York based entrepreneurs causing waves in the entrenched eyewear industry, launching an online offer that undercuts the […]

Switzerland: Economic expansion almost came to a standstill in Q4 2011

Swiss GDP grew by 0.1% quarter-on-quarter in Q4 2011 (+0.4% annualised), above consensus expectations (-0.1%), but below the growth rate recorded in Q3 (+0.3%, revised up from +0.2%). On a year-on-year basis, GDP growth edged down from 1.6% in Q3 (revised up from 1.3%) to 1.3% in Q4. Consensus expectations were heading for a lower […]

Euro area: Second 3Y LTRO, the ECB part of the solution

Success for the second 3Y LTRO Following today’s second 3-year long-term refinancing operation (3Y LTRO), 800 financial institutions tapped €529.5bn liquidity, well above December’s first operation, which was worth 489bn (bid by 523 participants). The amount was also above the 470bn predicted by economists surveyed by Bloomberg. €311bn additional liquidity In order to estimate the […]

United States: S&P Case-Shiller index fell further towards the end of last year

The S&P Case-Shiller index of house prices posted a month-on-month drop of 0.5% in December 2011, slightly above consensus expectations (-0.4%) and following a 0.7% fall in November. Year-on-year, this index was down 4.0% in December. Mixed results for the other house price indices December’s readings for the other main indices measuring house prices were […]

United States: S&P Case-Shiller index fell further towards the end of last year

The S&P Case-Shiller index of house prices posted a month-on-month drop of 0.5% in December 2011, slightly above consensus expectations (-0.4%) and following a 0.7% fall in November. Year-on-year, this index was down 4.0% in December. Mixed results for the other house price indices December’s readings for the other main indices measuring house prices were […]

Jury announced for fourth Prix Pictet photography prize

American photographer Mitch Epstein won the 2011 Prix Pictet for his series entitled American Power. For the first time, the winner of the Prix Pictet will be announced in London. The prize for the fourth cycle of the Award will be presented by Honorary President Kofi Annan at the opening of the finalists’ exhibition at […]

Euro area: 3Y LTRO alleviates the credit crunch

Monetary aggregates remain depressed The annual growth rate of the monetary aggregate M3 jumped to 2.5% y-o-y in January, from 1.5% in December 2011, but remains well below its reference value (4.5%). Loans to the private sector remained subdued at 1.1% y-o-y compared to 1.0% the previous month. The 3Y LTRO[definition] helped to alleviate the […]

The Entrepreneurs episode 19: Greek entrepreneurship, Copenhagen tea scene and African retail market

Pictet Wealth Management is the proud sponsor of The Entrepreneurs, Monocle‘s weekly business briefing featuring the most inspiring people, places and ideas from around the world. This week, The Entrepreneurs lead with a report on Greek entrepreneurship, and despite the serious economic peril that the country finds itself in, the Entrepreneur’s producer Daniel Giacopelli found […]

Pictet Report: INSEAD on boards

Published three to four times a year, the Pictet Report is a magazine based on a series of specially commissioned interviews and discussions with entrepreneurs, business academics and inspiring personalities. Today we spotlight the opening article of the Winter 2012 issue titled “Focus on boards”. The dysfunctional dynamics behind boardroom conflicts Jean-François Manzoni Professor of […]

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