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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
Europe is moving into an economic crisis situation that is clearly noticeable for many citizens.
Digitization and decarbonization, aerospace, batteries and energy storage, lasers and catalysts - high-tech metals such as palladium, nickel, lithium and rare earths such as neodymium are of central importance for the development of new technologies and the expansion of important future industries. This is especially true in the context of the upcoming energy transition.
The corona pandemic has already revealed how risky dependencies on exposed countries and critical supply chains can be in the event of a crisis. The new dilemma: The more Europe tries to break away from Russian natural gas through alternative energies, the greater the dependency on strategic metals.
For the implementation of important future projects, the world needs "high-tech metals" and "rare earths" (e.g. neodymium) in ever greater quantities. However, Europe, and Germany in particular, rely heavily on imports for this, especially from Russia and China.
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.