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Global CIO House View November/December 2020

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

At the verge of revolution: 5G and the future of the Internet of Things.

Remember those old school "brick" cell phones from the late 1980s popularized by Gordon Gekko's famous walk along the beach in the movie Wall Street? They may look like museum pieces now, but back then they were cutting-edge technology. That was an example of "1G" technology.

A new era for American politics

The new US administration will face many challenges. High on the agenda will be climate policy, international trade, government debt and most pressingly, how to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Private market investing explained

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

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.

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.

Global CIO House View October 2020

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.

Why the post-pandemic recovery must be green

The economic shock from the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred interest in finding ways to stimulate economies and create jobs while addressing social priorities such as climate change. In Credit Suisse's latest podcast on its long-term investment themes known as Supertrends, Brian Blackstone talks to Eugène Klerk, Head of ESG Research at Credit Suisse, about why the global economy needs green stimulus, which sectors will benefit from it, and why – after years of talking about green-focused stimulus without much follow-up – this time things may actually be different.

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.
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