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The FERI Cognitive Finance Institute is the strategic research center of the FERI Group and acts as a creative think tank. By focusing on all long-term trends and systemic developments a comprehensive picture of the future can be derived. Our analyses and studies give investors and asset owners profound decision support and strategic guidance in times of increasingly complex capital markets.Learn more
Our six core areas - money, society, politics, economy, nature and technology - act as central scenario drivers. As knowledge or so-called cognitive spaces, they structure our topic map - the mission map. Furthermore, they create links amongst themselves and thus generate a comprehensive picture of the future.Learn more
On 8 November, a new House of Representatives and a new Senate will be elected in the USA. The storming of the Capitol on 6 January 2021 has already made it abundantly clear how hard the fight for power is in the USA. In the meantime, however, the electoral law is also clearly under attack: In many US states, electoral districts are currently being arbitrarily redrawn and divided.
For some time now, a creeping transformation towards autocracy has been discernible in the USA, which seems to be intensifying of late. Donald Trump's autocratic presidency has contributed significantly to this, but even before that the country was deeply divided.
The midterm elections to the US Congress on November 8 are an obvious outlet for the growing dissatisfaction and anger of many US citizens. This is expected to result in the loss of US President Joe Biden's previous government majority.
The digital FERI Science Talk on the topic "Sustainable Blue Economy" took place on August 19, 2022. In this context, the team of three experts, including Antje Biber (Head of SDG Office, FERI AG), Dr. Steffen Knodt (Head of Sustainable Ocean Business, Fraunhofer IGD) and Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck (Professor of Physical Oceanography, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University), provide insights into the joint publication. The talk is available in German.
The FERI Trend Radar analyses fundamental developments and long-term trends using validated data to support strategic research processes. Based on an AI/Big Data platform that accesses a data volume of more than 30 million data sets per year, context-relevant data is identified and structured worldwide. This allows for real-time monitoring of short- and long-term trend topics as well as an assessment of the respective trend and trend dynamics. The FERI Trend Radar thus enables a comprehensive penetration of possible future scenarios for the economy and capital markets in an easily understandable way. Read more in our case study.
We primarily focus on the early identification of future-relevant topics. To do this, we use a multidimensional, networked analysis approach that concentrates on the six core areas: money, nature, politics, society, technology and the economy. These so-called cognitive spaces in turn bundle numerous interconnected topics. This has resulted in a topic map that is now richly filled: the "Mission Map" of the FERI Cognitive Finance Institute.
Our six knowledge areas (Money, Economy, Nature, Politics, Society and Technology) act as central scenario drivers. As cognitive spaces, they structure our mission map. They also create connections between the individual areas and thus generate a neural scenario image.
"Cognitive Finance" defines a new method for a holistic understanding of the economy and capital markets. The term is based on the classic theory of cognition, but goes far beyond it: it integrates the latest findings from biology, psychology and neuroscience and addresses the problem of limited human cognitive ability.