Vontobel Impact

The successes being achieved by digitization, current developments shaping politics and business, the megatrends affecting every corner of society: Vontobel delves deeply into specific issues to understand how the transformations happening now will impact people, society and markets – today but also tomorrow.

As a client-centric investment manager, we concern ourselves every day with these global trends and changes, regarding them from the unique perspective of investors. This is how we are able to identify the best possible solutions that can address virtually any investment need – whether it is in the area of
Asset Management, Wealth Management, Platforms & Services or Digital Investing.

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Digitization

Why is everyone talking about Universal Basic Income?

In 1516, the English scholar Thomas More published “Utopia”, a political satire depicting an island where conditions were as they “should be”. In it, he made the first reference to an idea that is now being debated and tested across the world. Every citizen on More’s island is provided with “some means of livelihood”. They are granted, in effect, a universal basic income, or UBI.

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Digitization

Insights into the digitized society

In our interview, Patrick Farinato, Head Marketing & Analytics, speaks about our editorial partnership with WIRED. Digitization is leading us into the fourth industrial revolution. It will massively change our society, our working world, the way we live our lives. And it will mean both opportunities and challenges.

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Investment in human capital

In 2020, we will see the development of the next generation of management tools. These will help people explore, take risks, feel autonomy and gain a sense of connection to the company they work for.

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Digitalization is changing the world

What impact does technology have on society? Is this an enrichment or a threat to our future? Why is the editorial partnership with Vontobel so important for a magazine like Wired? The editor-in-chief of Wired UK answers these and other questions in a detailed video interview that was recently created as a co-production between Wired and Vontobel in London.

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Cities without barriers

Europe, the home of gray cobblestones and ancient castles, isn’t the most accessible continent in the world for people living with disabilities, in part due to its varied landscape and medieval heritage.

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Should you smash Facebook and Google?

Back in March when Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and presidential hopeful, promised to break up Big Tech if elected to the White House, the idea seemed fringe and fanciful. In July, however, things got real – the US Department of Justice opened a wide-ranging antitrust review of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, following similar moves by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Congress.

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Should we only work four days a week?

The history of working hours is the history of the unions. It is thanks to them that in most industrial nations, only a maximum of eight hours is worked on five days a week. But is even this too much? A discussion of the pros and cons

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China's social scoring system is now affecting companies too

In a report released in August, Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union's Chamber of Commerce, said that China's Social Credit System (SCS) could "make life or death decisions for foreign companies in China". The report, commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce and written by Sinolytics, a European consulting firm specializing in China, provides grim prospects.

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