How can we navigate radical uncertainty?

How can we navigate radical uncertainty?

Renaud de Planta, Senior Managing partner of Pictet Group, meets Lord King, Emeritus Professor of Economics & Former Governor of the Bank of England.

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In this edition of Pictet Meets, we are joined by Renaud de Planta, Senior Managing Partner of Pictet Group, and Lord Mervyn King, Emeritus Professor of Economics & Former Governor of the Bank of England, where they explore the implications of decades of monetary policy and challenge quantitative methods for making decisions for a radically uncertain future.

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Lord Mervyn King

Lord Mervyn King served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He had been Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991, and a non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991. Lord King was knighted (GBE) in 2011, made a life peer in 2013 and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of Kings and St. John's Colleges, Cambridge, and holds honorary degrees from Cambridge, Birmingham, City of London, Edinburgh, London Guildhall (now London Metropolitan University), London School of Economics, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Helsinki Universities. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In his most recent book, Radical Uncertainty, he employsideas from economics, mathematics, history, and philosophy to highlight the most successful methods of making decisions for an unknowable future.

Renaud de Planta

Renaud de Planta has been Senior Managing Partner of the Pictet Group since 1 September 2019 and a Managing Partner of the Pictet Group since joining Pictet in 1998. He oversees Group Finance, Communications, Internal Audit and Tax departments. Renaud is also Chairman of Pictet Asset Management, the Pictet Group's institutional arm, having managed the division between 1998 and 2016. Previously, Renaud spent 12 years with UBS, where he held various management positions, ending as Head of Equity Derivatives at UBS Warburg in London. Renaud holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a doctorate (PhD) in Financial Economics from the University of St. Gallen.

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