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  1. "We are among the pioneers in sustainable real estate investments."

    Interest in sustainable investments is unabated. That is not surprising, since sustainable investing is en vogue and offers multiple benefits. Read more in our interview with Andreas Wiencke, Head of ESG Solutions at Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate.

  2. 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. 

  3. "A little madness changes your perspective immensely."

    Switzerland’s openness to the world and willingness to see things from different perspectives have had a strong and positive influence on the Swiss economy. Investors, too, would do well to be open to innovative topics such as edutainment, as the online education market harbors enormous potential.

  4. Is cyber the “new property”?

    Is cyber the “new property”?

    Natural catastrophes such as hurricanes and earthquakes have existed longer than mankind itself. Property insurance as we know it today is much younger, but nevertheless can be traced back to the seventeenth century. The first stochastic natural catastrophe models, helping insurers and reinsurers better understand and price the risk, were only developed in the late 1980s. 

  5. Invest simply – and with good diversification

    Real estate is an attractive component of a broadly diversified investment strategy. It has stable risk/return characteristics and a low correlation to other asset classes. Multi-manager products with unlisted investment vehicles based on net asset value (NAV) offer investors access to a global real estate portfolio with a single investment.

  6. 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.

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    5G: A secure technology?

    Around two thirds of the world’s population, or roughly 5 billion people, are mobile subscriber and use the third generation (3G) or the fourth-generation (4G) wireless networks1. It enables the consumer to capture the full potential of smartphones and other smart devices. Nowadays the next generation (5G) is attracting a lot of public interests.

  8. Hurricane frequency in Florida and the potential impact of climate change

    Hurricane frequency in Florida and the potential impact of climate change

    With global warming receiving increased media attention, the record insurance losses caused by natural catastrophes in 2017 and 2018 have made the general public, and the insurance community in particular, question a potential relationship between climate change and increasing insurance losses. 

  9. Blockchain

    Blockchain enables the ownership of virtual property to be determined beyond doubt, as well as allowing ownership rights to be freely traded. The technology eliminates the need for a central ledger. The Center for Innovative Finance (CIF) at the University of Basel is investigating how these technologies are affecting business and society. The research unit is supported by Credit Suisse Asset Management, which has endowed a professorship in Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain)/Fintech.

  10. Office space online: Individual. Digital. In real time.

    What is commonplace in the automotive industry is also finding its way into the real estate sector. Thanks to Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate, tenants can use the online office configurator to search for, select, and configure their office space. And all this in real time.