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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. Swiss Credit Handbook 2016 Fresh Off The Press

    Swiss Credit Handbook 2016 Fresh Off The Press

    Benign credit environment not without risks as low rates enable higher indebtedness, acquisitions and a rising shareholder focus.

  4. Brexit: Swiss Population Optimistic about Switzerland

    Brexit: Swiss Population Optimistic about Switzerland 

    A majority of Swiss voters believe Brexit will bring economic benefits and feel that Switzerland will have a stronger bargaining position vis-à-vis the EU. Party affiliation and age play a negligible role in this assessment. These findings come from a survey conducted by gfs.bern on behalf of Credit Suisse. 

  5. Cloudy Sky over Italian Banks

    Cloudy Sky over Italian Banks 

    Since the Brexit vote, the attention of financial markets has turned to Italy, due to significant weaknesses in its banking sector and related concerns about a renewed bank-sovereign risk feedback loop. The new EU rules on state support for banking resolution might need to be "tweaked" to reduce the risk of renewed financial turbulence in the Eurozone.

  6. Financial Centers Post-Brexit

    Financial Centers Post-Brexit 

    Brexit affects the Swiss financial center, but only to a limited extent. The current situation calls for strengthened location marketing. 

  7. Tougher Times for the British Real Estate Market

    Tougher Times for the British Real Estate Market

    British voters said "Yes" to leaving the European Union (EU) – this could have far-reaching consequences not only for the UK economy, but also for the real estate market. London's office market, in particular, is likely to see lower demand for office space. But prices for residential property are also expected to come under pressure in the short to medium term.

  8. Hazy Outlook and Rising Global Risks

    Hazy Outlook and Rising Global Risks 

    The UK referendum and the probable slowdown of the UK economy increased the downside risks for other European economies. We expect global monetary policy to shift further in a dovish direction, which will limit the Fed's ability to raise its policy rate, despite robust US macro data. 

  9. Brexit and the Global Economy: Spillovers Mainly on Europe

    Brexit and the Global Economy: Spillovers Mainly on Europe

    The Brexit vote will first and foremost have negative consequences for the UK economy, which is likely to see its expansion slow significantly. We expect some spillovers into other economies due to trade, confidence and financial contagion effects.

  10. The Art of Decision Making

    The Art of Decision Making 

    No one is right all the time, but one can learn to be wrong less often. Watch Michael Mauboussin, Credit Suisse's Head of Global Financial Strategies, explain how overcoming naive realism and questioning the status quo can help leaders of all kinds make better choices. He discussed the above and more at the 2016 Thought Leader Forum.