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  1. Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "Markets have looked through all this."

    Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "Markets have looked through all this."

    This year has not been shy of market-moving events, and recent weeks continued to deliver.

  2. Investing for women: The lifecycle lens

    Lifecycle investing for women can help female investors make their wealth work harder. Using lifecycle stages as an investment framework is a way for women to adjust their investment strategy to match the specific needs of each stage in their life. Financial institutions can use this approach to tailor their advice to female investors and help them build up more capital over the long term.

  3. Global CIO Video: "We expect the recovery to continue."

    Global CIO Video: "We expect the recovery to continue."

    So far this year, financial markets have been swayed by a most unexpected turn of events, the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions. Yet, in the final quarter of this year, attention has shifted to a highly anticipated event, the US elections.

  4. The SDGs changed sustainable investing

    How the SDGs put impact at the heart of sustainable investing

    Sustainable investing has a long history and has evolved considerably in recent decades. Today, we are witnessing a shift from ESG exclusion and integration-only approaches towards the inclusion of thematic and impact-aligned approaches.

  5. Global CIO Video: "We remain broadly optimistic toward global growth."

    "What goes up must come down." Our economists recently used this phrase to describe the peak in economic activity they expect in coming weeks after a strong rebound this summer.

  6. 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.

  7. Shareholder engagement for ocean sustainability

    Shareholder engagement for ocean sustainability

    The economic value of global ocean assets is around USD 24 trillion, making it the seventh-largest economy in the world. A sustainable blue economy is not just crucial for planetary and human health – it also makes good business sense. Yet, with the acceleration of climate change, plastic pollution, and overfishing, the ocean's condition is deteriorating. Active investor engagement can help to turn this crisis around.

  8. Global CIO Michael Strobaek: "We are coming out of one of the worst recessions in history."

    Even though the global coronavirus pandemic is far from over, risky assets did not take a break during the summer weeks in the Northern hemisphere. US equities overall flirted with all-time highs, while technology stocks set new records. Meanwhile, US Treasury yields continued to fall despite improving economic data, and that further buoyed precious metals.

  9. Sustainable Investing: The way forward

    Sustainable Investing: The way forward

    Macro trends like climate change, increased public awareness, and governmental as well as legislative and regulatory change have spurned a shift in investor preferences and visibly driven demand for generating returns sustainably.

  10. Global CIO Podcast: "It seemed prudent to protect some gains."

    All rallies eventually take a pause, and the one in which equities recovered significant ground in the second quarter is no exception. Since mid-June, equity markets have largely trended sideways, with even positive economic surprises unable to spark sustained momentum.