The results of the US elections will create more visibility for investors. The vaccines are about to be administered. The markets will most certainly continue to perform well
Globes | 20.12.2020
Interview of Karen Schwok (קארן שווק) by Guy Ben Simon.
Karen shared her insights on the current various risks and opportunities that have strong influences on investors and capital markets.
A "new" tech revolution is coming and the winds of change will hit the U.S. first
CTech | 02.12.2020
In the next few weeks, investors need to position their asset allocation differently in light of what we call “the transition phase” – roughly defining the time period between the elections and the de facto taking of power. Not because Biden is bringing with him the “winds of change” to the markets but because he is carried on the windblown that’s already here. We obviously still have to wait and see whether or not the Democrats will gain the majority of the Senate but the technological trends we’ve been witnessing over the last few months will strengthen regardless. The ‘new’ tech revolution is yet to come for more traditional sectors in the US first and foremost.
Covid-19: The strong volatility in the markets we've been experiencing over the last few weeks is encouraging investors to increase their exposure to equities. This article reflects our current outlook and insights on how to navigate during these turbulent markets.
Black Monday & Corona Virus impact on financial markets
i24News | 09.03.2020
Interview of Karen Schwok by Jean-Charles Banoun.
Karen shared her insights on how the financial markets and the global economy could be significantly impacted by the rapid expansion of the corona virus.
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World Economic Forum
Annual Meeting at Davos | 22.01.2020
Karen Schwok participated to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
View her insights from these fascinating few days in Davos
Prepare yourself for the end of this fiscal year
Calcalist | 19.12.2019
As we are approaching the year end, investors who have accumulated this year significant capital gains shall capitalize on the current capital markets fluctuations to reduce their taxable gains.
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Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)
Innovation Journey | 18.09.2019
Excited to participate to the Investment Panel organized during the YPO Innovation Journey in Tel-Aviv, sharing our views on the Israeli ecosystem and focusing on the type of errors entrepreneurs are often doing when managing their funds.
Many thanks to Nirit Harel for the invitation, as well as Pearl Cohen & OurCrowd for hosting and sponsoring the event .
The Marker – 40 Under 40 award
The Marker | 02.09.2019
Karen Schwok was awarded by the prestigious The Marker magazine as one of the promising managers of Israel.
Wealth Management – global trends & implications on the Israeli market
Tel Aviv University | 05.06.2019
Karen Schwok was honored to lecture at the end-year event of the Capital Market Club of Tel Aviv University.
We would like to thank Prof Dan Amiram, Vice Dean and professor at Coller School of Management as well as Yuval Halevy, Head of the Capital Market Club for the invitation.
Also, many thanks to BDO for sponsoring the event.
Common mistakes Entrepreneurs are doing when managing their funds
Volcano Innovation Summit | 06.05.2019
Excited to participate as guest-speaker at this incredible event organized by Yossi Vardi, one of Israel’s early and most successful entrepreneurs.
Gathering more than 2’000 entrepreneurs, this global initiative, which acts as a platform to exchange future visions and experiences, was driven by the mission to incorporate Latin America to the global network of innovation, science and culture by connecting business, entrepreneurs, creative leaders and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration.
In March, the European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge to increase its bond buying if needed, taking another small step in weaning the euro zone economy off protracted quantitative easing (QE).
Just how much recent economic and international developments are impacting the ECB’s plans to unwind QE could well make for a lively debate. Nevertheless, there are some of the key questions for markets investors are interested in. Monetary Policy
A little less known fact about Israel is that it is a country built on immigration. About 40% of the country’s resident were born outside of it. A 2016 study by international consultancy New World Wealth, suggests that there is one cohort of people who have moved to Israel and that is millionaires. The company’s survey of millionaire migration describes Israel as the fourth most popular destination worldwide for migrating millionaires in 2015, after Australia, the United States and Canada. The survey claims that 4,000 high-networth individuals relocated to Israel in 2015. Since the number of immigrants and returning residents was around 37,000, that makes approximately one in nine new arrivals to the country a millionaire.
Karen Schwok, CEO at Pictet Israel. was recently interviewed by Yehuda Sharoni in Calcalist, a premiere Israeli business paper, where she discussed the possible impact the Brexit might have on the banking industry.