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Market Insights – 13th of May 2019

US investors moved into the most defensive sectors last week. Consumer staples, health care and utilities held up better than industrials and materials, as the renewed US-China trade tensions…

Market Insights – 6th of May 2019

President Trump changed his tone on trade negotiations with China and threatened to raise tariffs – but it’s too early to tell whether this is just a negotiating tactic. However, both countries are in a stronger position…

Market Insights – 29th of April 2019

Spain’s Socialist Party won the parliamentary elections but failed to secure enough of a majority to form a government on its own.

Market Insights – April 15th, 2019

As global economic growth stumbles and inflation slips yet again, central bankers seem to have embarked on another round of what has become their favourite game in recent years: hot potato.

Geneva banker: ‘Independence is more important than portfolio management’

‘People care so much because it is their business. If it is yours you want to beat the competition and be the best. If you are small either you are good or you die.’

Market Insights – April 8th 2019

The Reserve Bank of India carried out its second rate cut of the year, to 6%, helped along by reduced inflationary pressures. The decision comes a week before the start of the general elections, which will be held in stages up to 9 May.

Market Insights – April 1st, 2019

In recent days, investors have focussed on the US yield curve inversion, an event that has preceded every past recession.

Regarding an opening up of private equity

The ongoing search for high yields has drawn investors to the potential of private equity, whose key players have historically outperformed the market.

Market Insights – March 18th, 2019

The rapid digitisation of the economy is pushing the prices of goods and services downwards. Online shop-ping is increasing competition and ex-panding the reach of globalisation, while automation and robotisation are keeping production costs down.

Market Insights – March 11th, 2019

The ECB, which only brought its quantitative easing to an end in December, took the recent downturn in the eurozone’s economic indicators very seriously. At its latest meeting, it announced that it had considerably revised down its growth forecasts…