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Eurozone crisis back with a vengeance

The June 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available for reading and downloading. Today we preview the macroeconomics section of the magazine. The debt crisis besetting member states on the eurozone’s periphery came back with a vengeance in May. This coincided with unmistakable evidence of slowing economies in both Europe and leading emerging nations. In […]

The moment of truth approaches

The June 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available for reading and downloading. In his editorial outlook, Chief Investment Officer Yves Bonzon explains that “the moment of truth approaches”. Almost three years ago, the exposure of a clever land swap orchestrated by the monks of an obscure monastery on Mount Athos rocked the then Greek […]

The relevance of hedge funds

Some people wonder if the hedge fund industry is less performant because it has reached full capacity. Nicolas Campiche gives his views and explains what we should expect for the future and why hedge funds have a role to play in portfolios. Don’t forget that you can subscribe to our videos in iTunes.

Pictet polo tournament in Paris

A few weeks ago, Pictet Paris hosted its annual polo tournament at the Polo de Paris, founded in 1892 by La Rochefoucauld and situated in the Bagatelle garden. Eighty participants joined to watch a game with Laurent Dassault and his team: the “Red Falcons”. Did you know that polo, first played in Persia as early as […]

The eurozone’s fight for survival undermined by new evidence of economic slowdown

Friday’s economic news from Germany confirm that the only remaining European engine of growth is running out of steam: June’s Ifo Business Climate Survey fell to 105.3 from 106.9 in May. This is the second decline in a row.   The deterioration is essentially due to a fall in expectations (see chart below) as its component […]

China’s economy: Are fears of a hard landing justified?

Is China slowing down? Will it face a hard landing? Investor sentiment towards China has shifted from euphoria to pessimism. There has been a great deal of “China bashing” across the world, which appears to have peaked recently, with the SEC threatening to forcibly delist every Chinese company currently listed on a U.S. stock exchange […]

Carefully chosen equities in the tech sector may offer superior returns in the long run

The technology sector has evolved radically over the past decade: today, a combination of superior earnings growth, low volatility, healthy balance sheets, and attractive valuations is likely to provide a rewarding opportunity in selected technological stocks. Our expert on US equity research, Christopher Seilern, elaborates on the themes that may drive carefully chosen tech equities […]

The Federal Reserve extends “Operation Twist”

Contrary to some market expectations, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) did not announce yesterday a full-fledged third round of quantitative easing, known as QE3. Nevertheless, during its press conference, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (Fed), Ben Bernanke, announced explicitly that if no sustained improvement in the labour market is observed, further action would […]

The Federal Reserve extends "Operation Twist"

Contrary to some market expectations, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) did not announce yesterday a full-fledged third round of quantitative easing, known as QE3. Nevertheless, during its press conference, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (Fed), Ben Bernanke, announced explicitly that if no sustained improvement in the labour market is observed, further action would […]

The Money Market: A reflection of the global crisis

Our Money Market expert Jean Braun provides an update on the behaviour of the money market in the past year, as well as insights into how to benefit from this market in light of the current economic climate. He asserts that although the ECB’s LTRO has mitigated liquidity stress on the European market, peripheral issuers […]

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