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  1. 5G: enabling innovation in robotics and automation

    In this edition we look at how 5G telecom technologies will be a critical element in enabling a broad range of novel applications and innovations in the field of robotics and automation.

  2. Invest sustainably in US small caps and global real estate

    Credit Suisse Asset Management is launching two new ETFs today, the CSIF (IE) MSCI USA Small Cap ESG1 Leaders Blue UCITS ETF and the CSIF (IE) FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Green2 Blue UCITS ETF.

  3. COVID-19 crisis: an equity perspective

    In an open forum, we gather the thoughts of Filippo Rima, Head of Equities, on the unfolding fundamentals, trend shifts, and potential opportunities in the world of equity-based investment.

  4. COVID-19 crisis: a fixed-income perspective

    In an open forum, we gather the thoughts of Luc Mathys, Head of Fixed Income, on the unfolding fundamentals and potential opportunities in the world of fixed-income investment.

  5. Sustainable investments – from niche to mainstream

    Niche, mainstream, supertrend – sustainable investment is on everyone’s lips these days. The number of available ESG funds1 has grown exponentially, especially in the last three years. Providers that do not yet have ESG investments on offer are increasingly operating at a competitive disadvantage. Credit Suisse Index Solutions was one of the first providers to launch a whole range of sustainable index funds.

  6. Minimum volatility indices: less risk, more reward?

    Minimum volatility indices: less risk, more reward?

    Minimum volatility indices have outperformed their market-cap weighted parent indices over long periods in time. This finding has challenged conventional finance theory, which states that portfolios with higher returns should come with higher risks. 

  7. Innovative concepts for real estate marketing

    Technological progress and social change create new requirements for residential and office spaces. To fulfill these requirements, the marketing and managing of real estate properties needs innovative concepts and new ideas.

  8. China – an efficient investment in the future

    China – an efficient investment in the future

    Technology pioneers, megacities, and economic powerhouse – with almost 1.5 billion inhabitants and more than 100 cities with populations exceeding one million, China is a key component of the global economy.

  9. New perspectives for the organ transplantation market

    New perspectives for the organ transplantation market

    Organ transplantation helps to save overall costs. Of all organ transplantations, kidney transplantation is the most frequent by a wide margin (66% of total transplanted organs in 2016).1  Despite the high cost, various health economics studies found that the procedure is cost-saving. To mention one of the studies: “In conclusion, kidney transplantation is cost-effective across all donor types despite higher costs for marginal organs and innovative living donor practices.”2

  10. Modern technologies are revolutionizing the real estate sector

    The real estate sector is changing. Ongoing digitalization not only affects properties themselves but also the way they are managed as well as working methods in the real estate sector. As supply grows, the needs of tenants are likewise changing.