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  1. Investing in Bricks and Mortar Abroad

    Investing in Bricks and Mortar Abroad 

    In the current challenging financial market environment characterized by uncertainty, low returns and zero or negative interest rates, investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes. Real estate is particularly in focus thanks to its robust income returns.

  2. Behavioral Insights: Are You Overconfident?

    Behavioral Insights: Are You Overconfident?

    Investing is all about making decisions under uncertainty. With every possible investment, we decide for or against taking it. The trick to successful investing is to decide correctly just a little more often than not.

  3. The Effect of E-Commerce on the Fashion Supply Chain

    The Effect of E-Commerce on the Fashion Supply Chain

    So what exactly happens at the very nexus of global geopolitics, global economic integration and the maturation of the digital age, including e-commerce, Big Data and social media? The world's fashion industry is proving a fertile ground for discovering the answer, as the entire fashion supply chain is being completely transformed.

  4. The Rise and Fall of Fashion Companies

    The Rise and Fall of Fashion Companies

    It's all about the key factors of supply and demand. For fashion companies, the secret to achieving long-term success lies in effectively managing both their supply chain and distribution channels, while keeping a very close eye on maintaining brand image.

  5. How Will Digitalization Influence Fashion and the Way We Shop?

    How Will Digitalization Influence Fashion and the Way We Shop?

    Until recently, the fashion industry has been all about looking good – with feeling good as a psychological by-product of successfully projecting a particular image. But with the advent of smart garments and fabrics, "feeling good" takes on a new dimension: into the field of physical health and wellness. The fashion industry has been slow off the mark to integrate technology, but we are now just beginning to see what may prove to be the ultimate union of both form and function.

  6. Airport Anyone? Investing In Infrastructure

    Airport Anyone? Investing In Infrastructure

    Although the public sector remains the main source of infrastructure funding, the market value of infrastructure assets grew by 300 percent over the years 2007-2014. Can private funding be the answer to the growing infrastructure financing gap?

  7. Knowledge Is the Best Investment

    Knowledge Is the Best Investment

    Benjamin Franklin nailed it: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." It certainly does. Metaphorically and literally speaking. INSEAD, the international business school, in a partnership with Credit Suisse, published a white paper "Higher Education: Investing in Future Leaders" presenting higher education as an untapped investment opportunity with positive social impact.

  8. Paving Silicon Alley with FinTech Ideas

    Paving Silicon Alley with FinTech Ideas

    New York's Silicon Alley, the East Coast counterpart of California's Silicon Valley, is growing steadily. Innovation Lab New York, launched in 2010, aims to accelerate its FinTech developments. Credit Suisse, appreciating the importance of new technologies for financial services, has been the program's partner since its early days. "These are win-win opportunities," says Frederick O. Terrell, Vice Chairman of the bank's Investment Banking and Capital Markets department.

  9. Conservation Finance, an Untapped Investment Opportunity

    Conservation Finance, an Untapped Investment Opportunity

    "Conservation finance represents an undeveloped, but emerging private sector investment opportunity of major proportion," said Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam in a new report.

  10. Does Corporate Governance Matter?

    Does Corporate Governance Matter?

    "Corporate governance is not acknowledged enough when it works well, though it is frequently assailed when it fails dramatically," says Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse's Chief Investment Officer, International Wealth Management, in a new report launched in Davos by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.