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Retro strikes back !

  • Millennials, as well as Generation Z, have spun the wheel of fashion back three decades
  • In furnishing, cars and entertainment too, a form of nostalgia prevails
  • Brands can serve to unite generations – and deliver value to investors

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Reji Vettasseri joins DECALIA as Lead Portfolio Manager for investment selection in private markets

DECALIA Asset Management has hired Reji Vettasseri as Lead Portfolio Manager for alternative funds and mandates invested in private markets. Reji Vettasseri is an experienced private debt and private equity investor with more than 14 years’ industry experience. He joins DECALIA from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners. Identifying investments in unlisted markets is one of the areas of expertise developed by DECALIA, allowing it to offer investors advantaged solutions in the current environment of negative interest rates, economic slowdown and high stock market valuations.

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Infinite Money

New paradigms and challenges for investors – A case for private markets

  • Secular disruptions in the economy
  • The comeback of private markets
  • DECALIA Perspectives

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Octobre, le mois de tous les dangers ?

Panique des Banquiers en 1907, Krach de 1929, « Jeudi Noir » de 1987, « Vendredi 13 » de 1989, mini-crash asiatique de 1997 ou encore « Lundi Noir » de 2008… Chaque année en octobre, la planète Finance tremble à l’idée que le scénario catastrophe des crises passées se répète. Pourtant, les chiffres ne confirment pas cette mauvaise réputation car, même s’il est vrai qu’il s’agit du mois le plus volatil, octobre est en général un mois de hausse boursière.

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Decarbonising The Planet

  • 15 years after inception, the EU carbon allowance market is finally doing its job
  • The rising cost of emissions will push economic agents to rethink their processes
  • Expect massive investments in renewable energy, electric vehicles, hydrogen, biofuels and carbon capture

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DECALIA strengthens its presence in Italy thanks to a distribution agreement with Banca Generali Private

Banca Generali Private, the private banker network of the leading private bank in Italy in financial planning and asset protection for clients, will distribute the UCITS thematic funds of DECALIA Sicav, managed by DECALIA Asset Management.

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Trend Focus – Fitness Generation

Fitness has known an unprecedented boom over the latest few years as the health and wellness trend boomed globally. This trend was driven by the rise to power of millennials, to date the healthiest modern generation to grace the earth.

Suffice to look at the recent google search trends when it comes to some hot topics in today’s fitness world to see that there is a quite visible craze coinciding with the coming of age of millennials

 

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Health-e Connections

  • Medical information-sharing & intelligent devices are transforming the healthcare industry
  • But data security and privacy concerns must be addressed to embrace this revolution
  • MedTech companies, new entrants, IT/healthcare partnerships: investment opportunities abound

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Fabrizio Quirighetti joins DECALIA as CIO

The Geneva-based asset management company DECALIA Asset Management has hired Fabrizio Quirighetti as the Group’s Chief Investment Officer. As part of his responsibilities, he will sit on the Strategy and Investment Committees and will supervise the management of asset allocation and bond funds. He will assume the role on 1 October 2019.

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Currency Warriors

  • As the pool of negatively-yielding debt grows, central banks need to rethink their toolbox
  • Currency manipulation (i.e. management): the last twist in the global trade dispute?
  • But no matter who wins the currency war, gold is usually the safest bet for investors…

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Renforcer les banques centrales plutôt que les affaiblir

Les mesures extrêmes et non conventionnelles qu’elles ont mises en place depuis 10 ans ayant clairement manqué d’efficacité, les banques centrales sont aujourd’hui sous pression. Remises en question par l’ingérence des politiques et les ambitions des GAFA en matière de cryptomonnaies, elles jouent pourtant un rôle essentiel dans la régulation des fragiles équilibres économiques.

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Fashion Victims

  • Increasingly frequent purchases of inexpensive garments cause severe environmental damage
  • Circular business models are now gaining traction all along the fashion supply-chain
  • Recycled materials, clothing repair/re-commerce/rental or virtual styling: opportunities abound

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Shake or Break?

  • Regulators are considering toughening their stance on Silicon Valley giants
  • Breaking up the GAFA companies or forcing greater competition: that is the question
  • Either way, investors are set to benefit from greater levels of scrutiny and transparency

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Alfredo Piacentini, CEO DECALIA Asset Management

Une licence volontaire pour accéder au marché européen

“En attendant la signature d’un accord-cadre avec l’UE qui ouvrirait enfin la voie à une négociation sur la libre-prestation de services, un système de licence volontaire permettrait aux instituts qui le désirent de développer depuis la Suisse leurs activités en Europe.”

Dans cette chronique parue dans Le Temps du 3 juin, notre CEO Alfredo Piacentini explique pourquoi il est important de conclure l’accord-cadre avec l’UE qui ouvrirait enfin la porte aux négociations sur l’accès au marché européen. Dans l’intervalle, il milite en faveur d’une licence similaire à ce qui existe déjà avec les Etats-Unis.

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Another «G», Sir?

  • 5G promises much greater speed, more density, less latency – and better energy-efficiency
  • Huawei under US fire – more to do with global 5G domination than trade considerations
  • These technological advances will transform our world – opening up investment opportunities too

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DECALIA appoints Bernhard Utiger as new Region Head for German-speaking Switzerland

Swiss investment management company DECALIA Asset Management has appointed Bernhard Utiger as Region Head for the development of its asset management business in German-speaking Switzerland. DECALIA started to tackle the Swiss-German market in 2017 and, through this new hire, underlines its strong commitment to the region. In just a few years, DECALIA has begun to establish itself as an innovation leader by launching thematic strategies and private market solutions that successfully capture promising long-term investment trends.

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Pump ‘N Dunk

  • With their millions of followers, star athletes boast an ever-greater marketing clout
  • Basketball epitomizes the importance of lucrative endorsements – and young talents
  • On the court are Nike and Adidas… but also up-and-coming Chinese challengers

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REdesign, REuse, REduce

The case for circular economy

From linear to circular: our civilization functions with a linear approach in which we draw from a finite stock of raw materials and energy to make goods and services that we then throw away, generating often-toxic waste in a unbridled wastage of resources. This model is obviously not sustainable in the long term.

The circular economy entails a revolutionary way of thinking across the value chain and provides a more sustainable model.

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BILAN – La société du jetable en question

Dans son numéro du 27 mars 2019, le magazine économique suisse BILAN s’intéresse à la question de l’obsolescence programmée et aux entreprises qui ont décidé de proposer un modèle d’affaires plus durable.

Interrogé par BILAN, Clément Maclou, le gérant de notre stratégie Circular Economy, explique notamment que les entreprises qui adoptent les bonnes pratiques seront récompensées par leurs clients.

 

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Rent-All Services

  • Product as a Service – Why purchase a product when you could instead share it?
  • A pay-for-use model promotes quality and longevity, rather than volume of production
  • Rethinking how products are brought to consumers matters to all companies – and investors

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