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  1. Global CIO Podcast: "We are seeing the first signs of recovery."

    Global CIO Podcast: "We are seeing the first signs of recovery."

    The resilience we highlighted last month has been on full display over the last few weeks. Despite a very recent pullback in US equities, markets have broadly rallied as many investors left the sidelines amid worries that they might miss out. As a result, many equity indices have managed to recoup a significant part, and in some cases all, of their year-to-date losses.

  2. Ocean preservation and sustainable investing

    Ocean preservation and sustainable investing

    Tourism, shipping, energy generation, and food production are just a few of the industries that rely on the oceans. Climate change and the unsustainable use of marine resources are deteriorating the health of the oceans, putting ocean-related businesses at risk as well as those whose livelihoods depend on them.

  3. Coronavirus brings ESG investing to the fore

    Despite the pandemic downturn, funds that observe environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have largely outperformed their benchmarks. Meanwhile, the EU and the IMF are calling for a post-pandemic "green recovery."

  4. Global CIO Podcast: "The US and Eurozone face the deepest recessions in the post-war period."

    Global CIO Podcast: "The US and Eurozone face the deepest recessions in the post-war period."

    The coronavirus pandemic and its economic toll remain squarely in investors' focus. However, encouraged by strong fiscal and monetary support and the prospect of a gradual easing of lockdowns in many countries, equities have largely held on to the double-digit gains they made since end-March.

  5. Global CIO Podcast: "This is unprecedented"

    Global CIO Podcast: "This is unprecedented"

    We are living in unprecedented times, and each day brings new data confirming the devastation wrought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The latest composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for April for the Eurozone, for example, sank to a record low of 13.5. To put this drop in context, the PMI would usually move between 45 and 55, with a level below 50 signifying a contraction. 

  6. Global CIO Video: “We have clearly moved into a new world”

    Global CIO Video: "We have clearly moved into a new world"

    Only a few weeks ago, global equity markets were at fresh all-time highs. How rapidly things have changed. The global spread of the novel coronavirus and the impact of governments' dramatic containment measures have caused great concern, as global growth is hit. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

  7. Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2020 Credit Suisse

    ESG investing: A trend that is constantly evolving

    The Global Investment Returns Yearbook looks at figures dating back to the year 1900. The long-term analysis aims to put in perspective bull and bear markets, financial crises, and investment trends. But what can it tell us about recent trends, such as ESG investing? The authors investigate if ESG-driven investments have their own reward in terms of higher returns and lower risk.

  8. Global CIO Video: Manufacturing recovery on hold

    Global CIO Video: Manufacturing recovery on hold

    Just when the recovery in industrial production was gaining pace, the novel coronavirus reined it back in. The outbreak poses a new challenge to the global economy as it has interrupted global supply chains and caused significant uncertainty. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

  9. Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "Remain well diversified"

    Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "Remain well diversified"

    The year 2019 was very positive for investors, with many equity indices ending at record highs. Yet, the new year brought sobering news: US-Iran tensions escalated, bringing geopolitical risk back to the fore. In the new Global CIO video, we look at the latest developments and our current views.

  10. Why investors can expect resilience – not recession

    While global growth is likely to remain modest in 2020, a recession continues to look unlikely. Investors should keep a keen eye on the US-China trade war, major central banks' monetary policy, corporate debt, and the US presidential elections – among the issues that could shape the global economy's performance in the year ahead. Below we round up some of the main takeaways from the Credit Suisse Investment Outlook 2020: Resilience after all.