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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.

Find out more about our certificate : “Piguet Galland Méga-tendances”.

Market Insights – November 30, 2020

In November, additional COVID-19 restrictions were brought in across most of Europe, causing economic newsflow to deteriorate. Markets weren’t rattled by this, however, and have instead remained focused on the recent drop in infection rates and the prospect of an effective vaccine…

Divorce: for richer or for poorer, in sickness or in wealth? 3 steps to (re)gain financial freedom after separation

As adults today, we are increasingly likely to face major change: a change in country of residency, a change in professional activity, a change in employer… Yet many of us are unable to anticipate a change which may have a significant impact on our personal finances: divorce.  If you’re one of the many international professionals emerging from the stressful context of the Covid19 pandemic, seemingly enveloped in a gloomy cloud of impending divorce, then take heart; after this period of anxious re-evaluation, it is possible to build the foundations for a new life not only for your inner self, but for your wealth too.