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  1. Global wealth report 2020

    Global wealth report: The pandemic reshuffles the wealthiest group

    Overall, the number of millionaires shrank by just 1% in the first half of 2020. But the array of wealth implications triggered by the pandemic results in an unusually large number of new millionaires and an unusually large number of demoted millionaires.

  2. 10 characteristics of a post-COVID-19 world

    10 characteristics of a post-COVID-19 world

    Most pandemics underline the role that environmental, social, and cultural factors play in their emergence and spread. History has shown that the human factor can also decrease the susceptibility to infectious diseases, with the current outbreak no exception.

  3. Understanding value vs. growth investing

    Understanding value vs. growth investing

    Understanding the difference between value vs. growth investing can help investors respond to periods of market turbulence like the 2020 pandemic. Value stocks trade below what they are worth, while growth stocks do not yet pay a dividend but offer big potential for the future.

  4. US election. Implications for financial markets and global economy

    US election. Implications for financial markets and global economy

    In our latest Credit Suisse podcast, Brian Blackstone speaks with the bank's chief economist James Sweeney about the implications of the US elections for financial markets, fiscal stimulus and international economic policy.

  5. Private market investing explained

    Private market investing explained

    Private markets refer to investments in equity and debt of privately owned companies.

  6. How COVID affected our wealth. Women, millennials, and low-skilled workers hit hardest.

    How COVID affected our wealth. Women, millennials, and low-skilled workers hit hardest.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a recession as severe as the 2008 global financial crisis. Surprisingly, household wealth has resisted so far. We look at what has kept households in good shape, who has suffered most, and whether our power to create wealth truly remains undiminished.

  7. Family businesses take on ESG

    Family businesses take on ESG

    Family-owned companies consider and incorporate ESG (environmental, corporate, and social) factors more than their counterparts that are not family owned. Businesses owned by families tend to take a longer-term view and are often better prepared for the future. The latest Credit Suisse Family 1000 report looks at the differences in detail and concludes that, over time, family-owned business with strong ESG credentials perform better.

  8. Switzerland and Credit Suisse 2020 – Key facts and figures

    Credit Suisse has had close links to Switzerland ever since it was founded. The strength of this relationship has been particularly evident in recent months, as demonstrated by the SME support package and the COVID-19 fundraising campaign for Switzerland. Moreover, Credit Suisse is committed on various levels for the good of the economy and society. The brochure "Switzerland and Credit Suisse" is one example that highlights the commitment and firm conviction Credit Suisse has for Switzerland.

  9. 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.

  10. Water scarcity. The key challenges in meeting the demand. 

    There's plenty of water on Earth. Indeed, it covers 70% of the surface. The problem is, not much of it is useable. Freshwater – safe for us – accounts for as little as 3% of the entire world's water. With demand still growing, governments and the private sector need to act.