Dietmar Peetz

Dietmar Peetz Swiss Think Tank IFARA
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Are you ready to explore the perfect storm that results from escalating system dynamics? In this 30-minute dinner talk, we’ll examine the intersection of demographic shifts, the debt cycle, the energy crisis, inflation, the end of Pax America, and the end of globalization. We’ll take a close look at a possible crisis scenario resulting from these converging cycles that could have significant, long-lasting effects on the economy and society.

As we transition from summer to autumn, it’s critical that we prepare for winter so we can experience spring. This is an important realization, as every crisis and war comes to an end eventually. That’s why we’ll explore strategic planning beyond a single crisis scenario to help us navigate the challenges and opportunities of the future.

In times of radical change, avoiding risk may be dangerous if it prevents people and institutions from adapting to new circumstances. That’s why we’ll also explore the rich fund of strategies that history offers for managing disruptive processes. And while some may only see catastrophe in crises, we’ll examine how they can also offer numerous opportunities for risk-takers to grow personally and emerge stronger from the crisis.

Join us for this insightful and thought-provoking discussion, as we delve into the complex web of system dynamics and their potential impact on our world.


Dietmar Peetz, former Head of Portfolio Management and Research at Systematic Investment Management AG and President Swiss Think Tank IFARA

Dr. Dietmar Peetz is a renowned expert in macrosociology and systems theory, with more than 25 years of practical experience managing large assets in international financial markets. As the former manager of Europe’s largest commodity fund, he gained invaluable experience in dealing with financial crises, particularly during the New Economy bubble burst of 2000. In 2006, he completed his doctorate on feedback effects through herd instinct in financial crises. In his most recent role as Head of Portfolio Management and Research at a joint venture between Credit Suisse and ETH Zurich start-up, Dr. Peetz collaborated with international scientists to develop crisis indicators for portfolio management. He is also an accomplished author of numerous professional publications on wealth management during crisis times. In his personal life, Dr. Peetz is a father of three and resides near Zurich.

Swiss Risk Dinner

Networking dinner with short speech and Q&A. Included are networking drinks, 3-course-dinner and beverages. Pricing: Public CHF 150.- or Member CHF 110.-.


18:00 Arriving and networking cocktail
​18:30 Welcome and appetizers
​19:00 Introduction and Keynote speech
19:30 Questions & Answers ​
19:45 Main course served, networking
21:00 End



  • Navigating in times of systemic crises
    15. May 2023
    18:00 - 21:00


Nüschelerstrasse 6, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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