The Family Consilium
The world is becoming increasingly unpredictable, as new geopolitical faultlines emerge and challenge the long-held status quo. This was the key lesson to emerge from the Pictet Family Consilium, which took place in the Swiss mountain resort of Gstaad in June. The central theme of this year’s exclusive biannual event was ‘“Who Owns the Future?”. From technology to gender dynamics and philanthropy, high-profile speakers took to the stage to unpack the forces that are shaping the landscape. Pictet’s experts gave pointers for investment opportunities arising in a year marked by heightened volatility. Intimate dinners and receptions allowed for the exchange of ideas between guests from around the world, as well as speakers such as former US under-secretary of state Steve Goldstein and commentator on Russian politics and former World Chess champion Garry Kasparov.