February 2017 - NScope archives

  • Fintech Fusion’s global DEMO DAY by Ana-Maria Fojo Rey, Feb 24 2017

    Fintech Fusion ‘s global DEMO DAY is just a few weeks away! Get ready for a memorable day! The aim of Fusion is to create a thriving ecosystem of FinTech startups, which will boost and reinforce Switzerland’s reputation as a financial hub. Unlike most accelerators, Fusion takes no upfront equity stake in startups it accelerates. […] read more

  • Watch & Jewelry Market Insight by Notz Stucki, Feb 23 2017

    Luxury Market Pulse The global luxury market confirmed its low single-digit growth, however the hard luxury sector recorded another negative month. Holiday sales were mixed, as entry-price (< $1,000) watches & jewelry performed better than previous months, brands benefitting from this trend were value-for-money companies such as Movado, Fossil, Dinh Van or Signet Jewelers. High-End […] read more

  • Swiss investors turn to alternatives to find the right balance between passive and active investing – Opalesque Geneva Roundtable by Hilmi Unver, Feb 6 2017

    Given the less attractive outlook on most traditional “pure beta” asset classes and investment styles, hedge funds and alternative investments are regaining interest from Swiss investors: pensions, banks, independent asset managers and private clients. Risk premia become increasingly tight, and with that the risk of a correction increases. The need for diversification is high. Swiss […] read more

  • Chart of the Month – Looking for an Investment Opportunity? Think Luxury! by Marie-Caroline Fonta, Feb 3 2017

    LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY? THINK LUXURY! In Geneva, January is synonymous with fine watchmaking, an opportunity for brands to present new watch models and innovations.  The SIHH just closed its doors, let’s take a moment and talk a little bit about the great potential we see in Luxury. The chart above compares total returns […] read more