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  1. Active fixed-income management in a challenging environment

    Active fixed-income management in a challenging environment

    The current market environment presents several challenges for investors. How should they react to high inflation and rising interest rates? Credit Suisse assesses the situation and highlights new opportunities.

  2. Energy crisis creates new opportunities for institutional investors

    Clean electricity is the new oil. Investment opportunities amid the energy crisis.

    Europe is in the midst of its biggest energy crisis since the Second World War. Via long-term investment in energy infrastructure, institutional investors can nevertheless play their part in ensuring supply security.

  3. Klimawandel-Indizes. In die Zukunft investieren.

    Der Klimawandel hat grossen Einfluss auf die Menschen. Institutionelle Investoren stellen sich deshalb vermehrt die Frage, wie sie helfen und gleichzeitig trotzdem Rendite erzielen können. Die Credit Suisse stellt eine neue Anlagelösung vor, welche Vorsorgeeinrichtungen dabei unterstützt, etwas Gutes zu tun.

  4. Immobilienfonds: Auf eine internationale Diversifikation bei Immobilienanlagen setzen

    Applying international diversification to real estate investments

    Swiss investors still have a very strong tendency to favor their home market when it comes to their real estate portfolios. However, real estate funds and investment groups of investment foundations with an international focus can contribute significantly to real estate portfolio diversification, making them sensible investment alternatives.

  5. Swiss pension funds: The investment process is becoming more sustainable

    Pension funds are increasingly integrating ESG into the investment process

    ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria are becoming increasingly important in the investment process of Swiss pension funds too. This is reflected not only in changing moral values, but also in tangible figures. However, sustainable investments vary in their application. 

  6. Real estate market: Investor appeal of Germany's logistics segment

    New opportunities in German real estate market

    For institutional investors, Germany is the most important real estate market outside Switzerland. Promising opportunities abound thanks to a strong, regionally diversified economy – particularly amid the current market environment.

  7. Focus on sustainability and take advantage of new opportunities.

    The future is sustainable. Many institutional investors know this already, which is why they are increasingly focusing on investments that set environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. The growing demand for sustainable investment solutions is leading to a sharp increase in the banks' offerings.

  8. Seven questions and answers on emerging market bonds for Swiss pension funds

    Seven questions and answers on emerging market bonds for Swiss pension funds

    Swiss pension funds invest an average of 0.8% of their pension assets in emerging market bonds (EM bonds), i.e. bonds from issuers based in emerging markets.1 Is that a low percentage? Should Swiss pension funds take this asset class, if it is one, into consideration in their strategic asset allocations? What are the different investment options within EM bonds? What about investing in EM bonds but only sovereigns? With the following seven questions and answers, we provide Swiss pension funds with a foundation for evaluating investments in EM bonds.

  9. Home bias of Swiss pension funds versus market portfolio

    Home sweet home – even in your pension fund portfolio? 

    The overweighting of the home market – referred to as home bias – in the portfolio of Swiss pension funds has had a positive effect on returns in crisis situations. This can also be seen during the current coronavirus pandemic. Would closer alignment with the market portfolio nevertheless be advisable?

  10. Rebalance or buy and hold – which investment strategy is more advisable?

    Rebalancing versus buy and hold: How advisable is it to stick to the investment strategy?

    The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be confirming that institutional investors in particular should maintain their investment strategy for the medium to long term. An analysis of the last two decades, however, calls into question the superiority of the rebalancing approach versus a buy-and-hold strategy.