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  1. Urs Hölzle: "I've been waiting for calm since 1999"

    Urs Hölzle: "I've been waiting for calm since 1999"

    No other Swiss person has had such a strong and immediate effect on the digital revolution as Urs Hölzle. The eighth employee to join Google, Hölzle was described by Business Insider as a "tech guru"; the Swiss broadcasting company Schweizer Fernsehen called him "the most important Swiss transplant in Silicon Valley."

  2. Supertrends: Technology at the Service of Humans

    Supertrends: Technology at the Service of Humans

    Faster than ever speed of technology development offers indefinite range of investment opportunities.

  3. A Secure Business?

    A Secure Business?

    Each year, cybercriminals cause hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. In most cases, the attackers are engaging in industrial espionage. Online security is one of the fastest growing markets in the IT sector.

  4. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: A Disruptive Force with Investment Potential

    Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: A Disruptive Force with Investment Potential

    The pace of technological development in areas like robotics, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) has been frenetic. The impact is already being felt in new investment opportunities but also in lost jobs. While it may be too early to pinpoint what the ultimate result of all this disruption to existing business models will be, what is for certain in our view is that there will be far-reaching impact and significant change.

  5. The Dark Side of Digitalization

    The Dark Side of Digitalization

    Globalization and digitization make IT systems vulnerable to attack. Investing in security is therefore essential, and hackers can actually help in this regard.

  6. Forget Bitcoin, but Remember Blockchain?

    Forget Bitcoin, but Remember Blockchain?

    The most obvious potential use for blockchain technology is the one that already exists – payment systems. But there is much more to blockchain than this. 

  7. Is Bitcoin Safe?

    Is Bitcoin Safe?

    Bitcoin isn't mainstream, and it may never be. And yet it would be unwise to ignore it. Some $14.9 billion worth of bitcoins were in circulation in January 2017, and blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin, has attracted plenty of attention for its disruptive potential in banking, trading, and even media. So how safe is bitcoin?

  8. Investing in Tech: Fortune Favors the Informed

    Investing in Tech: Fortune Favors the Informed

    The array of investment opportunities in the tech sector can present a daunting challenge for even the savviest investors. Words of wisdom from investment veterans on how to identify the next tech winner.

  9. Where Would We Be Without Banks?

    In the seven centuries they've existed, modern finance houses have created and undergone a lot of change. This is probably the only thing about them that in future won't change.

  10. The Rise of the Robo-Advisers

    Automated wealth investment services – "Robo-Advisers" – present a low-cost alternative to wealth investment, and are enjoying an exponential growth in market share. What exactly do Robo-Advisers do, and what can private banking learn from this new paradigm?