On behalf of the Thematic Equity funds, Credit Suisse Asset Management has set up an Advisory Board to gain targeted insights into future technologies, to deepen expertise in areas such as robotics, digital healthcare and security, and to keep up with the latest developments in these areas.
The Advisory Board will be involved in the investment process of the Thematic Equity funds and has successfully held its first meeting.
"I am confident that a regular dialogue between the Advisory Board and Thematic Equity Fund Managers will be crucial in keeping up with future developments," commented Filippo Rima, head of Equities at Credit Suisse Asset Management and president of the Thematic Equity Advisory Board.
The following external members have been appointed to the Advisory Board:
Roland Siegwart is professor of Autonomous Systems at ETH Zurich, co-founder and co-director of Wyss Zurich Technology Transfer Center and board member of various high-tech companies. He worked as a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) for ten years and has held visiting professorships at Stanford University and NASA's Ames Research Center.
Aleksander Berentsen is professor of Economic Theory and dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Basel. His research interests include monetary theory, financial markets and blockchain technologies. Prior to his current role as research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, he was external adviser to the Swiss National Bank. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania and the Free University of Berlin.
Andreas Caduff is the founder of Biovotion, a leading manufacturer of connected wearables for monitoring physiological activity. Previously, he held various positions in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and digital health. He holds numerous patents and co-authored several dozen academic journals.
Nicola Tomatis is currently the CEO and board member of BlueBotics SA, provider of autonomous navigation technology for commercial vehicles and service robots. Previously, he was a senior researcher and project manager at EPFL's Autonomous Systems Lab.