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United States: another strong monthly employment report

Today’s employment report shows that job creation has averaged a strong 245,000 per month over the past 3 months, against 157,000 over the previous 3 months. Without doubt, that is a significant improvement. In February, non-farm payroll employment increased by a strong 227,000 m-o-m in February 2012, above consensus expectations of an increase of 210,000. Moreover, […]

The Entrepreneurs episode 21: Gentleman’s barbers, Italian shoemaking industry and mobile tech tips

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! Gentleman’s barbers have seen a resurgence in recent years. The Entrepreneurs report on how contemporary barbers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Central banks’ coincident quantitative easing

By shifting from an allocation structured on the basis of asset classes to one organised along the lines of strategies and risk factors, we are in effect choosing to focus on three very distinct categories of equities. First, at the strategic allocation level, we distinguish between defensives and growth stocks. Second, for the portion of […]

The Family Consilium

The March 2012 edition of Pictet Briefing presents highlights from this year’s Family Consilium, an informal symposium held in the Swiss Alps over three days in March 2012. Once every two years, in a unique and intimate environment, Pictet brings together large business-owning families from around the world to discuss topics of strategic importance for […]

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 […]

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