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.
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.
Russia is increasingly becoming a risk factor for the global economy. The country is not only a major oil and gas exporter, but also an important supplier of strategic raw materials to the world market.
Increasing great power and system conflicts not only endanger the foundations of global economic cooperation, but can also trigger extensive disruptions in many transaction networks. In several respects, a new "Cold War 2.0" looms in the future, greatly reducing the willingness to engage in economic exchange.
Wheat is one of the most important staple foods, along with corn and rice. Until now, Ukraine and Russia together provided more than a quarter of the world's wheat exports. Ukraine alone exported more than 18 million tons of wheat per year, accounting for three-quarters of total production abroad, mainly to the Middle East.
Large parts of the world's population, especially people in modern industrialized countries, will soon reach an advanced age. Throughout the world this is accompanied by the phenomenon of longevity.
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.