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Swiss economy – as solid as a rock

Most industrialised countries currently face a bleak outlook, with recessionary fears, soaring inflation and weak economic indicators. Switzerland, however, stands out from the crowd because its economy is once again doing quite well. Comment by our fund analyst and Swiss market specialist Daniel Steck.

London calling!

The UK’s flagship index – the FTSE 100 – has risen recently even though the Conservative Party is about to elect a new leader and inflationary pressures continue to build up. Below, our analyst and fund manager, Christina Carlsten, takes stock of the situation for the UK economy both now and going forward.

Rising interest rates: what impact on bond markets?

Bond markets have corrected sharply in response to central banks’ rate hikes, but yields have also rebounded considerably. This means there are some new, much-awaited investment opportunities, especially on the US and Swiss markets.

China: ready to jumpstart its economy

By introducing a series of drastic measures in response to the Omicron variant, Beijing has caused an unprecedented shock to the Chinese economy – one that is even greater than experienced in early 2020. The economic outlook is so bleak that it could turn out to be positive for the country’s stock market. Our fund manager, Ed Yau, tells us more.

The SNB has started turning the page on negative interest rates

Central bankers have certainly been busy these past few days. The European Central Bank (ECB) got the ball rolling last week by announcing that it would start raising interest rates at its July meeting. Then yesterday, the US Federal Reserve upped the ante by lifting its policy rate by 75 basis points, a greater increase than expected. Now it appears the Swiss National Bank (SNB) also wants to join in on the global rush to tighten monetary policy. This morning it announced a half-point rise in its benchmark rate, bringing it from –0.75% to –0.25%. Message from our CIO, Daniel Varela.

What if you changed your country of residence?

Vanessa Neil, Wealth Advisor at Piguet Galland was the guest on World Radio Switzerland on Monday 13 June 2022 to talk about mobility and wealth.

Do you want to leave Switzerland or move to Switzerland? Do you want to change your life and your place of residence? So what are the key points to bear in mind in order to protect your assets and put all the chances on your side?

Piguet Galland: The Emergence of a New Private-Banking Model in Switzerland

Article published in International Banker magazine / Winter 2022.

Investing in structural trends

has demonstrated how much the world, and our lives, can change in only one year. During this time, the uncertainty has also shown us, how some of the structural trends are here to stay.

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