There is no question that new technologies will play a crucial role in everyday life. Understanding the trend and taking a reasonable action from investment point of view requires to have specific knowledge and setup specific metrics.
The last few months in particular have impressively shown us that IT is a critical factor for our society. Are technology companies and their shares what utilities used to be?
After a strong setback in December 2018, technology stocks made a brilliant comeback in the first four months of this year. ESPA STOCK TECHNO fund manager Bernhard Ruttenstorfer explains the reasons for the new price appreciation, from which the technology sector benefits and what must be considered when investing.
China accounts for just under 16% of world gross domestic product, making it the second largest economy in the world. Can this success story be continued – what speaks for and what against it?
How does Bernhard Ruttenstorfer, senior fund manager of our technology fund, see the future of technology shares? Find out here.
Biotech shares are regarded as highly promising due to the innovative strength of the sector, but they also tend to be subject to drastic price fluctuations both ways. After a long period of consolidation, biotech shares have embarked on a clear upward trend since May 2018. Harald Kober, Senior Fund Manager, explains the reasons for the investors’ optimism.
The performance of European equities in the year to date has been disappointing. While in the USA stock exchanges are going from strength to strength, European share prices have been stagnating. Is it still worth investing in European equities?
Open questions about the processing and leaking of data by the social media giant have triggered a correction among technology companies. Bernhard Ruttenstorfer, fund manager of our technology equity fund, has answered questions regarding facebook et al. in this flash interview.
Interview with Ulrich Eberl, one of the most renowned German-speaking scientific journalists and futurologists. Among the books he has published are “Zukunft 2050 – wie wir schon heute die Zukunft erfinden“ (“Future 2050 – how we are inventing the future today”) and “Smarte Maschinen – wie Künstliche Intelligenz unser Leben verändert“ (“Smart machines – how artificial intelligence changes our lives”).
At this year’s IT trade fair CEBIT, the focus was on robots that support humans in their daily routine; on drones that can be used for difficult jobs in the field such as oil rigs; driverless electro busses that are steered by sensors and accelerate and stop autonomously; and various other technological innovations that are no fiction but have in fact already entered our daily lives. Of what relevance are they for the economy, for companies, for consumers – and for investors?