"Digital or analog?" is the wrong question in the financial sector. Thanks to new advancements in technology, bank advisors have more time for their clients and are able to provide them with better advice, says Marco Abele, Head of Digital Private Banking at Credit Suisse Switzerland.
Computers and robots relieve us of repetitive activities, so we can concentrate on the interesting parts of life and work. This began with the invention of the plow and applies even more so in the age of technology, says Sebastian Thrun, a prophet of the digital world.
Robots are going mainstream. Becoming more affordable and easier to program, they are widely present in our everyday life. You name the field, the robots are there: agriculture, tourism, e-commerce, medicine… They even help with household chores. With the accelerating speed of robotics development, it appears a very tempting field for investment. Last month, Credit Suisse's Global Equity Research team published a report examining its potential.
A glance into the future of Israel’s tech innovation ecosystem reveals a puzzling image of uncertainty. When comparing new and veteran tech-clusters around the world, a few questions arise – will Israel be able to keep up with current changes in the global tech innovation market?
About 50 years ago Israel's primary exports in the 1960's included oranges and agricultural products. Israel's economic focus, however, changed dramatically after being involved in several wars with its surrounding countries, provoking investments in defense in general and in IT specifically.
Most organizations are ill prepared to counter threats to cybersecurity because they don’t recognize that most attacks come from insiders. Most still regard the challenge as a technical problem requiring a technical solution
Safer, cheaper, and more efficient driverless cars will be coming to pick you up sooner than you might think, according to Lawrence Burns, a former Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning at General Motors (GM).
The two largest Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse, Switzerland's leading ICT provider Swisscom, the provider of comprehensive retirement provisions and financial solutions Swiss Life and the global consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY) are joining forces to put Switzerland on the map as one of the world's leading locations for establishing a FinTech start-up.
Global equity markets had a rough start into the year 2016. They experienced a sell-off not seen for very long. In this environment high growth companies have been challenged a lot. We believe the market correction has a couple of catalysts, including lower energy prices, muted growth prospects in China and general concerns around rising interest rates.
More young companies are keeping their ownership private, even when they long could have listed on a stock exchange. Their founders like it, their employees like it and so do increasing numbers of investors.
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.
The fintech sector is changing finance. Greg Grimaldi, who co-manages a Credit Suisse fund focusing on identifying growth-oriented fintech firms, shares his views on the sector, its future and its impact on finance.
Low rents are attracting talented young people and company founders to Berlin. Over two billion dollars were invested there in 2014, in e-commerce and financial technology among other things. A situation report.
Rise and fall of industries: We show how industries have risen and fallen as technology has advanced. Successive waves of new industries and companies have transformed the world, yet they have sometimes proved disappointing investments.
Israel's high-tech industry has long been held back by size and its military roots. But a new generation of entrepreneurs has discovered that building a global brand and billion-dollar valuations can be achievable. Does this mark a new chapter in the Silicon Wadi story?