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  1. Risk management for alternative investments

    Better manage the risks associated with alternative assets

    Investors' increasing interest in alternative investments is leading to a need for advanced analyses in the risk and portfolio context. Appropriate risk management systems provide support for this.

  2. Green Swiss Lakes: Focus on sustainability in maritime transport

    Green Swiss Lakes – focus on sustainability in maritime transport

    A 90-year-old ship with a new engine is charting the course for the electrification of maritime transport on Lake Lugano. The project's founders dream of getting other navigation companies on board with the idea.

  3. ESG ratings as a guide for pension funds

    With the new sustainability analysis in the Pension Fund Index, Credit Suisse Asset Servicing is meeting a current need.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.