Consumers have today what Claus Kjeldsen, CEO of the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies (Cifs), calls a “liquid identity”. This means trying to classify consumers by age and gender is no longer effective, and so Cifs studies future trends and scenarios through the lens of social and behavioural science, economics and technology. At the fifth […]
Uncertainty is becoming the norm in our fast-changing world and business owners and investors are looking for answers in how to turn volatility into opportunity. A range of solutions were discussed in detail at the fifth edition of the Pictet Entrepreneur Summit, held in Geneva at the end of August. A key takeaway from this […]
Fresh US tariffs against Chinese imports, followed swiftly by Chinese retaliation, are casting a shadow over prospects for the global economy. But just how much could they hurt growth? And what are the implications for various asset classes and for investors? In this special edition of Perspectives, experts at Pictet Wealth Management (PWM) set out […]
After a relatively subdued first half for risk assets, the outlook for the rest of 2018 looks complicated, but not without hope. Global equities were trendless and the overall performance of risk assets lacklustre in the first half of 2018. But while trade tensions have been causing jitters and could continue to do so in […]
Our annual Horizon publication contains Pictet Wealth Management’s analysis of expected returns over a 10-year horizon. Simply put, major asset classes are expected to deliver lower returns. But alternatives offer greater potential — in exchange for a degree of illiquidity. This abridged edition of Horizon sets out our rationale behind our expected returns forecasts relative […]
This year has clearly been defined by market volatility – and it feels a long way from the boom times of last year. But the message from Alexandre Tavazzi – a global strategist at Pictet Wealth Management – is that growth remains robust and investors simply need to be more nimble. He spoke from the […]
Latin America is at a crossroads in 2018 with several regional powerhouses heading to the polls. And while plenty is yet to be defined – both economically and politically – there are also causes for optimism as populism arguably shifts out of the region and into North America. Alfonso Prat-Gay, Argentina’s former finance minister and […]
The fifth edition of the Latam Family Office Master Class took place in Nassau in April 2018, with more than 60 guests attending. This year the focus was around geopolitics, digital revolution, alternative investments and family governance. Among the speakers, we had the pleasure of welcoming Alec Ross, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary […]
The latest issue of Perspectives is a special edition devoted to Pictet Wealth Management’s (PWM) analysis of expected returns across 35 asset classes over a 10-year investment horizon, as well as the secular economic and market trends that will underpin those returns. This special edition resumes the more detailed analysis contained in our annual publication, […]
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