Innovation

Giving investments a purpose by supporting spin-offs

Recently, ETH Zurich Foundation and the Mirabaud Group led an initiative to enable a group of students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) to present their spin-offs to investors. This evening event, entitled “Circle of innovation”, was held to lay the first foundations of a broader bridge – allowing young talent from the academic world to cross over into the real economy.

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Sailing

The Bol d’Or Mirabaud welcomes the ICRC to its waters

The key patron of Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2017, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), took part in this not-to-be-missed summer event in which amateurs and seasoned mariners alike put their skills to the test in Europe's largest regatta held in a closed basin. It was an unforgettable experience for the organization's two teams, who took part on the "Surprise" yachts made available to them by the Mirabaud Group.

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Innovation

Water: a vital resource at the heart of the ICRC’s mandate

Water is a fundamental need and is recognized as such, even if – in practice – this notion is often exploited or abused in times of crisis. Indeed, through no fault of its own, this natural resource frequently finds itself at the heart of conflicts, all the more so because it is vital to the survival of certain populations who are caught in the crossfire of opposing interests, governmental or otherwise. This is the driving force behind the work done by Water & Habitat at the ICRC.

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Culture

AQUA: reflecting on water with contemporary art

Water is a universal resource and its importance for our future and the planet must not be underestimated. Adelina von Fürstenberg, founder of the organisation ART for the World, invites us to reflect on this subject through the works of a selection of contemporary artists brought together in an outstanding exhibition, AQUA, of which she is the curator. The exhibition, which runs from 23 March to 2 July 2017 at the Château de Penthes and on Rousseau Island, is sponsored by Mirabaud.

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Innovation

A cashless world: utopia or reality?

With the progress of new technologies and hyperconnectivity, the question as to whether bank notes and coins will soon become obsolete is increasingly topical. Mirabaud addressed this question during a panel discussion held in Geneva on 27 April 2017 together with its guests Thierry Kneissler, CEO of TWINT, Switzerland's leading mobile transaction provider, Nicole Leyre, financial director of KBA-NotaSys, a global security printing specialist, and Gero Jung, chief economist at Mirabaud.

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Business news

The future of bonds: two fund managers share their perspective

With interest rates at historic lows, and some even giving negative yields, it is not always easy to navigate the world of bonds. So how do you make the right selection? And what does the future hold for this asset class sought by investors in search of regular income and capital protection?

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