partners' view

In January’s edition of our partners’ view publication, we took an optimistic view of the New Year ahead. Two months later, against the backdrop of coronavirus we now find ourselves asking what became of the Goldilocks scenario we predicted at the time.

Our CEO Markus Wintsch has written a personal commentary on the current situation.

Even though the brakes are currently being applied to growth, we are absolutely convinced that we will emerge from this crisis in better shape. We forecast double-digit gains on the most important equity markets both this year and next, though they will not be achieved without various bouts of turmoil. For further details please read the latest article by Peter Ahluwalia.

Looking to the future with confidence, swisspartners Marcuard Heritage Ltd has decided to expand the strategic radius of its activities and has now established a base on Cyprus as Europe’s gateway to the world. The article by David Sykes, Andreas Hadjmichael and Anastis Nikolau provides more information on this matter.

The article written by Helga Kadar from swisspartners Fiduciary Services Switzerland highlights holiday homes as part of the asset mix for many Swiss citizens. Online platforms have made rentals much simpler, but they also harbour a number of tax and VAT-related stumbling blocks.

In our «Who is …?» feature, we introduce you to Beat Bertschinger, who has been a wealth management partner at swisspartners AG in Zurich since December 2016. He is passionate about offering an advisory service independent of any individual bank.

Details on this and other related topics can be found in our latest edition of partners’ view.

We hope that you find this publication a stimulating read!