Esty Dwek: “My parents met on Wall Street”   Esty Dwek: “My parents met on Wall Street”   Esty Dwek: “My parents met on Wall Street”
For Esty Dwek, senior investment strategist at Natixis Investment Managers, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: with parents in the finance industry, going into the field was a natural step. Preferring to pay in cash is also in her blood, because as she says, she is Swiss after all.
Hannah Wise
Is more volatility really a bad signal?
After a week of volatile markets, Alastair McCaig, director of investment management at Fern Wealth, takes a step back for his analysis. Compared to historical data, he says, the current values are still low.
Hannah Wise
December 7 Markets Summary: A world tour of market news
It has been a busy week for markets around the world, from the Dow losing over 700 points to bitcoin dropping below $3,300. Meanwhile, the SMI wrapped up the week up 0.94% at 8741.03 points.
Hannah Wise
Why Pictet prefers Swiss stocks
According to Anastassios Frangulidis, head of the multi-asset team at Pictet, investors should focus on defensive stocks next year. This is one of the reasons why the economist prefers Swiss heavyweights.
Hannah Wise
Have institutional investors lost faith in Bitcoin?
Lewin Boehnke, head of research at Crypto Finance, talks about the reasons behind the big drop of Bitcoin.
Hannah Wise
Could oil drop to 20 dollars again? Yes, says Paul Jackson of Invesco
As OPEC meets in Vienna, the oil price has fallen below USD 60 a barrel. For Paul Jackson, head of multi-asset research at Invesco, the price could drop even more.
Hannah Wise
December 6 Markets Summary: Global markets dive on Huawei arrest
Global stock markets were down for the third straight day after Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada. Meanwhile, the SMI also ended the day down 3.13 percent to 8,660.03 points.
Ana Maria Montero
UBS move in China doesn’t mean others will follow, says Daryl Liew
Even if UBS or Allianz are now allowed to control their Chinese operations, Beijing will not accelerate the opening of its market, argues Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at Reyl Singapore. Liew also comments on the chances of a long-lasting trade peace between the U.S. and China.
Ana Maria Montero
Guy Miller: Gender diversity is good for the economy and companies
With two women newly-elected as federal councillors, Guy Miller, chief market strategist at Zurich Insurance, praises gender diversity. But progress still needs to be made—and in Switzerland, too. Miller also shares his view on the U.S.-China truce, and what can be done to decarbonize the economy.
Ana Maria Montero
December 5 Markets Summary: SMI, world stocks dive again
This Wednesday, global stocks were lower and the SMI followed suit, closing down 1.6 percent to 8,939.96. After today’s election of two more women at the Federal Council, tonight’s Markets Summary looks at gender diversity within Swiss companies.
Ana Maria Montero
Expect growth to rebound in Switzerland, argues Aviva senior economist
Stewart Robertson, senior economist at Aviva Investors, explains why the disappointing third-quarter figures in the Swiss economy don’t worry him. But first he gives his assessment of the U.S.-China truce, the latest development about Brexit, and the situation in France.
Ana Maria Montero
What are the top priorities for new economy minister?
With the Swiss parliament set to elect two new federal councillors, Markus Will, senior economist at the University of St. Gallen, discusses what Johann Schneider-Ammann’s successor as economy minister will have to deal with first: the relationship with the EU, the blockchain industry, or China.
Ana Maria Montero
December 4 Markets Summary: The pound rallies, Cicor gets a deal
This Tuesday, global stocks were dragged down by doubts over the U.S.-China trade truce. The SMI followed suit, closing down 0.24 percent to 9,085. Today’s Markets Summary looks at the latest surge in the pound and a CHF 20 million deal for Cicor.
Ana Maria Montero
Stock market equivalence issue may continue, warns Mirabaud analyst
It’s a technical topic combined with politics, says Nicolas Bürki, analyst and portfolio manager at Mirabaud AM, when asked about the stock market equivalence issue between the EU and Switzerland. Bürki hopes for a sensible solution. He also reacts to the U.S.-China trade truce.
Ana Maria Montero
December 3 Markets Summary: World stocks take off after trade truce
Global markets saw a strong start to the week following the trade ceasefire between the U.S. and China. Switzerland’s SMI finished up 0.76 percent to 9,106.56 points, while construction firm Implenia’s share price plunged nearly 27 percent after sounding a profit warning.

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