Our team consists of seasoned researchers with practical experience in the financial industry. Our focus in research, development and consulting is on:
- Applied Capital Market Research: We offer substantial experience in active and passive investment processes and the dynamics of financial markets. We analyse, develop, model and test product concepts both on the asset allocation and on the security selection level. Our market experience covers multi-asset futures, commodities, sovereign bonds, single stocks and alternative assets, especially hedge funds. We are using methods from econometrics as well as from machine learning.
- Sustainable Finance: We develop concepts and models for sustainable investment processes both on the strategy and implementation layer. On the security selection level, we use alternative datasets (e.g. patent data, satellite data) to evaluate single companies.
- Cutting Edge Technologies: We are working not only with established financial service providers but also with fintech startups to analyse current technologies and to apply them to financial market problems. Our specific focus is on artificial intelligence to improve the transparency of decision making, especially in the area of rule-based investment products and risk models.
- Swiss Market: Beyond our quantitative approach, we are analysing the Swiss market in qualitative studies. A specific focus is on the investments behaviour of Swiss pension funds. On the Swiss market, pension funds have a pioneering role, especially in sustainable investments.
To tackle interdisciplinary questions, we are working together with other ZHAW institutes like the Institute of Data Analyses and Process Design (IDP) and the Institute of Applied Simulation (IAS).