Global capital markets are changing constantly and the search for profitable investment opportunities is becoming more and more difficult. Well-known investors have made it their business to generate above-average returns and outperform the market. Many factors together determine the success of an investment. The Center of Asset and Wealth Management (CAWM) is a research center that provides high-quality and innovative research to answer crucial questions that center around optimal investment decisions:
- Which Asset Classes are most promising?
- How to chose the optimal Investment Strategy?
- How do Market Conditions affect investments?
Besides traditional investment classes, the CAWM is increasingly concerned with the value development of modern asset classes. Major focus is put on digital assets, including crypto-currencies and blockchain-based assets. In addition, the CAWM conducts research on impact investing and sustainable asset classes.
Changes in capital markets force investors to constantly develop new investment strategies. The CAWM analyzes market patterns to provide scientifically sound recommendations. Thereby, findings are backed up with empirical evidence to help investors and asset managers take optimal decisions.
Even the best investment strategy can fail if markets are shaken by various pieces of information. The CAWM provides an overview of how factors such as the world economy, political news, regulatory changes, or technological developments impact asset prices and investment decisions positively or negatively.
Take a look at our recent findings.
Satisfied customers are crucial for every business, but even more for private banking service providers, as they heavily depend on customer recommendations.Read more
A comparative study on biases in financial analysts’ forecasts reveals that investors should be more cautious when listening to predictions during tough times.Read more
The relationship between idiosyncratic risk and expected stock returns remains diverse, but not conclusive.Read more
Get to know our team.
Professor Gunter Dufey, PhD
University of Michigan
- Professor Dr. Bernd Meyer
Head of Multi Asset and Chief Strategist
- Matthias Nester
Chairman of the CAWM Advisory Board
Chairman of the Management Board
- Thomas Paul
Böker & Paul AG
- Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf
Head of the CAWM
Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
- Dr. Egbert Schark
- Ralf Vielhaber
Fuchsbriefe/Dr. Hans Fuchs GmbH
Professor Dr. Thomas Burkhardt
Finanzierung, Finanzdienstleistungen und eFinance
Fachbereich 4: Institut für Management
Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz
Professor Dr. Lutz Johanning
Holder of the Chair of Empirical Capital Market Research
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
- Dr. Ruth Kümmerle
Allianz Global Investors GmbH
firstfive AG, Frankfurt/M.
Professor Volkmar Liebig
ifm - Institute for Foreign Languages and Management
Ulm University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Jörg Richter, CFP, CEP
Managing Associate Institut für Qualitätssicherung und Prüfung von Finanzdienstleistungen GmbH (IQF), Hannover
Deputy Member of the Executive Board
Head of the Board Service
Law and Financial Instruments
Dr. Borislav Stokic
Jörg R. Walter (Lecturer)
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The Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance and the Center of Asset and Wealth Management are pleased to announce that a team of five WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management students has become Sub-Regional Champions in the 2020/2021 CFA Institute Research Challenge.Read more