Introduction to Thematic Investing

Every day we learn of another groundbreaking development: from the world of technology, for example, or related to demographic change or the trend towards sustainable value creation. But how are all these topics interacting? Here is your chance to discuss with our experts where and how thematic investing is opening up promising opportunities.

Did you know that robots are already performing 15% of all surgical operations? That Japan has 2.3 million people who are over 90 years old, with new needs in terms of housing, healthcare and lifestyle? Or that the market for plant-based meat substitutes has already reached 20 billion dollars?

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  • About the experts and the moderator

    Georg Schubiger

    Head Wealth Management

    Georg Schubiger has been Head of Private Banking since 2012 and is a member of Vontobel’s Executive Board. Prior to this, he held management positions at Danske Bank in Copenhagen and Sampo Group in Helsinki during a period of ten years. He studied Finance and Accounting (lic. oec.) at the University of St. Gallen and obtained an MA in Political Science from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.



    Porträtaufnahme von Dan Scott, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) im Vontobel Wealth Management und früherer TV-Moderator für CNBC sowie regelmässiger Mitarbeiter des Wall Street Journal

    Dan Scott

    Head Multi Asset

    Dan Scott has more than 20 years of capital market expertise across all asset classes and markets. Before joining Vontobel in 2017 as Deputy CIO and Head of the Investment Office, Dan, who was born in Rheinfelden, Switzerland, worked for many years at Credit Suisse and Kepler Equities. He began his career as a journalist in the late 1990s, first at Dow Jones and later at CNBC in Frankfurt and Zurich.



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    Patrizia Laeri

    Economist, journalist and anchor

    Patrizia Laeri is an economist and anchor of the daily stock market and weekly business broadcast and a well-known media commentator for economic subjects at Swiss national television SRF. She writes columns for the media company Ringier mainly challenging the myths of digitization and AI as well as analyzing gender topics from an economic point of view. She is board member of the Institute for Digital Business (HWZ) and founded the first Edit-a-thon “Women for Wikipedia” in Switzerland. She recently got rewarded as LinkedIn TopVoice of the DACH region.Patrizia Laeri is the former Editor in Chief of CNNMoney Switzerland. She is the former Anchor of the Stock Exchange Broadcast “SRF Börse” and Reporter for the News Show “10vor10”.



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