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

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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Digitization

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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Responsibility

CopenHill – Skiing on a power plant

In Copenhagen, Denmark lies Amager Bakke, a unique power plant. Not only is it the world's cleanest waste-to-energy facility, it's also home to a man-made mountain called CopenHill with its own ski slope, the world's tallest climbing wall and challenging hiking trails up the building – where you'll find the best views of Copenhagen.

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Digitization

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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Updates

The United Kingdom has voted: An interview with Lord Patten

Lord Patten of Barnes, a member of the Vontobel Advisory Council, spoke with us about the outcome of the election. With these election results, Brexit will become real. But now, following the vote, how united is the United Kingdom? And how will it shape its relationship with the EU once this painful divorce process is behind it? Read Lord Patten's assessment.

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Updates

UK election results 2019

Dan Scott, Deputy Chief Investment Officer Wealth Management, speaks about the possible impacts on the economy and markets. These clear election results effectively confirm a mandate for the Conservatives to proceed with Brexit. What effect will this outcome have on the economy in Europe? What does it mean for the talks with the EU, even looking beyond Brexit itself?

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Responsibility

Why glass skyscrapers are bad for the environment

Two cars, a lemon, and a bottle of Lucozade: just a few of the objects that have been melted by London’s Walkie Talkie building. But the heat radiating off the glass tower’s awkwardly angled 160 meter tall walls isn’t the heat we should be most worried about. The Walkie Talkie, like all glass skyscrapers, is warming up the world in a much more all-encompassing way.

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Digitization

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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