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  1. Global CIO video: "Caution preferred"
  2. Women and men in the workforce

    Is COVID-19 a game changer for women in the workforce?

    The industries that typically employ more women, including healthcare, administrative services, education, hospitality, and restaurants, were among the most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Women suffered disproportionate job and income losses as a result of their overrepresentation in the hardest-hit sectors.

  3. Global CIO video: "Time to be prudent"

    Global CIO video: "Time to be prudent"

    In recent weeks, we have seen a powerful rebound in equity markets, as investor sentiment improved from depressed levels. This rally has diminished the upside of equities, and we are wary that market sentiment may have become too confident given that numerous risks persist. The Credit Suisse Investment Committee has therefore decided to shift equity allocations to neutral levels.

  4. Global CIO video: "Opportunities even as growth slows"

    Global CIO video: "Opportunities even as growth slows"

    From an investor point of view, the first six months of this year turned out to be a perfect storm: Global equities, as measured by the MSCI AC World, lost 21%, while the S&P 500 recorded its worst total return in 60 years. At the same time, yield moves far exceeded anything observed in any tightening cycle over the last 30 years. In the first half, global bonds, as measured by the Barclays Global Aggregate Index, shed 15%.

  5. Global CIO video: "Inflation expectations will likely be tamed for the rest of this year"

    Global CIO video: "Inflation expectations will likely be tamed for the rest of this yeard"

    It has been a challenging year so far for financial markets, with high inflation, increasingly hawkish central banks and the war in Ukraine giving investors plenty to worry about: equity markets remain below their previous highs, while government bond yields are up substantially.

  6. Collectibles: Between passion and investment

    Besides serving as an alternative investment, collectibles are tangible assets that offer satisfaction and pleasure to their owners, furthering their personal interests and passions.

  7. Global CIO video: "Our view is the economy is solid"

    Global CIO video: "Our view is the economy is solid"

    The elevated volatility that has characterized equity markets this year shows no signs of easing. In fact, quite the opposite is true, as daily moves both up and down recently reached extreme levels. Concerns about economic growth, persistently high inflation, monetary policy tightening as well as the geopolitical situation continue to weigh on investors' minds. In recent weeks, forced selling even heightened the degree of nervousness.

  8. Electric vehicles: the future of sustainable transport

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) envisages that global carbon emissions will need to reach net zero by 2050 to limit global warming. Industries can take action by switching to renewable energy sources and using carbon capture technologies to achieve this goal.

  9. Global CIO video: "The focus of central banks for now will be on inflation."

    Global CIO video: "The focus of central banks for now will be on inflation."

    Investors have had to contend with persistently volatile markets, as the war in Ukraine continues, inflationary pressures remain elevated and a recent inversion of the US yield curve triggered fears of a recession. Moreover, markets continued to increase their expectations that the US Federal Reserve may tighten monetary policy more than previously expected.

  10. Perseverance and achieving the impossible

    Perseverance and achieving the impossible

    How do we overcome life’s challenges to maintain an edge or reach our full potential? Or even aim for the impossible? There’s no singular path to success; and in business, investing or inventing, a range of ideas need to be explored. Keynote speakers at the 25th Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference (AIC) shared inspirational thinking on perseverance, overcoming adversity and making the world a better place.