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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
China, the world's second largest economy, is caught in a "corona trap" of its own making. The country is once again going through a major wave of infection, with serious repercussions for the Chinese population and the entire global economy.
At the 20th Communist Party Congress, China's autocrat Xi Jinping confronted the world public with his country's global ambitions. China's "power play" for global dominance will intensify significantly in the coming years.
The year 2022 marks a deep structural break - for geopolitics but also for the global economy. China is taking a harder geostrategic course and is developing an independent China-centric economic and technological hemisphere.
The 20th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party lays important groundwork for the future – for China and the world. As a powerful autocrat, China's President Xi Jinping is changing the country's strategic direction in key points.
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.
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.