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Which assets in deleveraging times?

The deleveraging process is taking place in Europe and in the U.S. Although it is handled very differently on each side of the Atlantic (see our previous video), the fundamental forces in action call for specific choices of asset class. Chief Investment Officer Yves Bonzon explains on which assets investors need to focus in these […]

The Entrepreneurs episode 29: the new rules of engagement in the post-digital landscape, and a truly inspiring conference

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. We invite you to take this week’s show with you for the week-end! This week, we’ll be hearing about the new rules of engagement in the post-digital landscape, where […]

The European Central Bank stays on hold

Mario Draghi was expected to address three points at yesterday’s press conference: i) a possible third 3Y LTRO, ii) hint on the probability of a monetary policy decision, and iii) details on its new concept of “Growth Compact”. The market proved fairly disappointed  with what Mario Draghi had to say. On a possible new LTRO, Mario […]

United States: the ISM manufacturing index rose further in April

Today’s US ISM survey was encouraging and market-supportive and supports our view that  the recent deterioration in the economic dataflow is not the beginning of a downturn like the one we saw last year. The strength in this report was quite widespread. The ISM manufacturing index bounced back further to 54.8 in April 2012, up […]

Ugly divergence in Europe vs. the Great Deleveraging in the US

Alpha can be deined as the extra return generated from actively managing an asset class compared  to the return secured by straightforward passive management exposure to an asset class. As, by their very deinition, aggregated returns obtained by all investors collectively must be equal to the return on the market overall, alpha is tantamount to a zero-sum game. Put simply, […]

United States: healthy cyclical uptrend likely to continue

We continue to believe the ongoing relatively healthy cyclical uptrend in the United States will continue over the coming six months, whilst underlying fundamentals will improve further. More specifically, we are quite optimist regarding the ongoing improvement in the housing sector. Friday’s figures show that real GDP grew by 2.2% q-o-q annualised in Q1 2012, […]

The Entrepreneurs episode 28: culinary entrepreneurship, gourmet icecreams and American tailoring

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. We invite you to take this week’s show with you for the week-end! We’ll be looking at culinary entrepreneurship this week, kicking things off in South Korea, where two […]

Didier Drogba on performance

Ahead of tonight’s Barcelona vs. Chelsea game in the UEFA Champions league semi final, we are republishing an interview with Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. We sat down with him in April 2011, and he told us how his success in sport comes from hard work and mental strength. “I visualise the game and all the potential […]

How families can solve the Gordian knot of wealth

Grégoire Imfeld, Senior Relationship Manager at Pictet’s Family Office, gives insights on how to setup a sound governance on Family Business Wiki, a premier online resource for family business knowledge. The elaboration of a successful financial governance structure assumes that the family governance architecture is established and sound. Clearly setting a family strategy which defines […]

Just released: Pictet Report 10

The newest Pictet Report is available, download it and don’t forget you can easily subscribe to future editions! It has never been easier to become an entrepreneur, and young people today are in many ways ideally qualified to start and run businesses. Yet the retirement of the baby-boomer generation is raising troubling questions for many […]

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