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  1. Investment Outlook 2023 – a fundamental reset

    Investment Outlook 2023 – a fundamental reset

    In hindsight, 2022 marks the year when geopolitics took center stage, not only significantly impacting the global economy and financial markets, but resetting international relations and global international commerce.
    This has implications for short-, medium-, and long-term growth, price prospects, and monetary and fiscal policy, potentially leading to sizeable shifts in the global monetary system with reverberations in financial markets.

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    The future of sustainable investing

    Climate change and human rights issues have driven a dramatic growth in sustainable investing over the last decade. In 2021, 36% of all assets globally were managed with some form of sustainable link, up from 22% in 20121. Investment levels need to rise further still in order to achieve long-term sustainability targets.

  3. Global CIO video: "Economic backdrop remains challenging"

    Global CIO video: "Economic backdrop remains challenging"

    Recent weeks have not been for the faint-hearted. Investors have had to stomach sharp market moves typically reflective of bear market environments. Equity markets have been resetting, pricing in the fact that central banks, first and foremost the US Federal Reserve, are continuing to aggressively hike interest rates to bring inflation back to target.

  4. Global CIO Video: Auf der Aktienseite sind wir nach wie vor vorsichtig

    Global CIO Video: Auf der Aktienseite sind wir nach wie vor vorsichtig

    Die letzten Wochen haben gezeigt, dass selbst Baissen an den Aktienmärkten bisweilen eine Pause einlegen.

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    Soil biodiversity: A hidden investment opportunity

    Biodiversity – the essential natural support system for life on earth and the foundation of our economy – is a key topic for investors. But a focus on above-ground species and ecosystems overlooks the relevance and impact potential of soil-based biodiversity.

  6. Sustainable investing – Niche no more

    Sustainable investing – Niche no more

    Sustainable and impact investing continues to have a "niche" reputation even though it has become a popular approach. A new Credit Suisse report, "Build for the future – A guide to sustainable portfolio construction," makes the case that the industry is far more mature than many realize.

  7. Global CIO video: "Caution preferred"
  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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%.