Our rethink philosophy runs deep. We want to offer a fresh perspective on the big questions that our clients and society are concerned with. That’s why our partnership with Monocle, on revaluating city spaces, is so fitting. Together, with Monocle in 2016, we showcased individuals from all over the world, who are reshaping our cityscapes in order to make them more sustainable, inclusive and have the ambition to leave a better legacy for future generations.
Upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France, Italy and Germany threaten new gains for populist and anti-euro parties. Yet Europe’s economy continues to go from strength to strength. We believe the continent’s economic resilience could prove a more powerful market force than politics this year. Meanwhile, we see an important role for the Swiss franc in mitigating political risk.
We have great pleasure in announcing that Lombard Odier was honoured at the “WealthBriefing (*) Swiss Awards 2017”, which were held in Geneva on Thursday, 9 February, in the following categories:
A revolution in agriculture is needed to feed the world’s growing population.
The second of our three-part series with the Financial Times sees pioneers embracing technology to meet the demand.
Below we hear about the spectacular yields of crops grown in nutrient solutions rather than soil and how cows, equipped with sensors to check their condition, are producing more milk and breeding more effectively.
Transforming by rethinking is a subject dear to our heart at Lombard Odier. It’s how we have survived more than 40 financial crises. An eye for detail unites precision farming and precision banking.
The US government has signaled its backing for self-drive cars. But Silicon Valley has slipped behind in the race for self-driving technology, so who is in pole position now? Could it really be... Volvo? And how long is it until human-controlled vehicles get consigned to museums?
As investors digest the reality of a new US president, we assess our US views.
By Henrietta Thompson
As brands grow up with their aging demographic, and a new generation of later lifers make their demands heard, there’s no better time to be a septo-octo- or nonagenarian, and beyond…
On Tuesday 17 January 2017, British prime minister Theresa May laid out her much-awaited plan for Brexit.
Stephanie de Torquat, Investment Strategist Lombard Odier, discusses why we do not see a concrete scenario through which these goals could be achieved.
As a bank that’s survived more than 40 financial crises, Lombard Odier is fascinated by the way ideas germinate and lead to a world of possibilities.
That is why we are partnering the Financial Times in a three-part series on how to meet the food needs of the 21st century.
Below we hear from a scientist, who is figuring out how to grow food in space, and an engineer, who is finding new ways to help farmers gather data on their crops.
In space, on land, at sea as in banking, the challenge is the same: constantly adapt to a changing environment and find pioneering solutions.
It is no coincidence that Air, Earth and Water are the chapters of this series. When it comes to rethinking, we are always in our element.
By Carli Humphries
As orders are placed at the touch of a button, and consumer demand for new “stuff” continues to increase, retailers are having to rethink their business and manufacturing models to keep up.