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The Credit Suisse Research Institute is our in-house think tank. We study long-term economic developments that have a global impact. In the financial services industry and beyond.

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September 28, 2021

Credit Suisse Gender 3000 Report

Published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, the report provides an updated universe of companies and analyzes the progress made to improve the profile of gender diversity through 33,000 senior executives from over 3,000 companies across 46 countries. The report also illustrates a positive correlation between increased gender diversity in leadership positions and superior returns on capital, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and stock performance.

June 22, 2021

Global Wealth Report 2021

According to the Global Wealth Report 2021, total global wealth grew by 7.4% the past year to $418.3 trillion, and wealth per adult rose by 6% to reach another record high of USD 79,952. The number of millionaires globally expanded by 5.2 million to reach 56.1 million in 2020. Korea hosted 1.0 million millionaires, about 2% of the global millionaire population, coming in 22nd globally in terms of millionaire density, which grew from 1.8% in 2015 to 2.5% in 2020.

March, 2021

Emerging Consumer Survey 2021

This year’s Emerging Consumer Survey shows three main overarching themes spanning the eight survey countries: 1) growth in the digital economy from online retail leading to an increase in online education; 2) the adoption of healthier lifestyles and increased environmental awareness; and 3) a level of pent-up demand for discretionary purchases. With vaccines rolling out globally, forward looking sentiment indicators suggest an improvement in both confidence and income expectations, particularly in Asia.

February, 2021

Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2021

Published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute in collaboration with London Business School, the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook is the authoritative guide to historical long-run returns. In particular, the 2021 Yearbook provides detailed analysis of emerging markets (EM). For Korea, the country has achieved annualized real returns of 9.6% for equities, 8.2% for bonds and 2.1% for bills over the last 50 years (1971-2020).

September 2020

Credit Suisse Family 1000: Post the Pandemic

The 'Credit Suisse Family 1000: Post the Pandemic' report published by Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) shows the continued outperformance of family-owned businesses compared to non-family-owned peers in every region and sector as well as greater resilience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Using its proprietary "Family 1000" database of more than 1,000 publicly listed family- or founder-owned companies, Credit Suisse has found that since 2006, the overall "Family 1000" universe has outperformed non-family-owned companies by an annual average of 370 basis points.

Asia Pacific (APAC) ex-Japan has seen the most pronounced effect, and the universe includes 40 Korean family-owned companies with a total market capitalization of USD385.1 billion.

February 25, 2020

Global Investment Return Yearbook 2020 (PDF)

Published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, in collaboration with London Business School and Cambridge University professors, the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook is the authoritative guide to historical long-run returns. It now provides 120 years of data on stocks, bonds, bills, inflation and currency for 23 national markets and for the world as a whole. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook also included a new, dedicated chapter on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

January 21, 2020

Rethinking Retirement (PDF)

Increasing life expectancies and falling fertility rates have led to aging populations becoming a reality in many countries across the globe. Korea’s old-age population (65+) is expected to outweigh the younger generation between 10 and 25 years of age by 2021. 

Changing demographic profiles are putting pressure on existing pension systems around the world. For example, Korea, one of the world’s fastest-aging countries, ranks among the countries with the highest relative poverty rate among the elderly while it shows one of the highest proportion of people (63%) who wish to continue working after reaching normal retirement age.

In an in-depth study, the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) is calling for an urgent rethink on retirement provisions in the face of aging societies.

October 21, 2019

Global Wealth Report 2019 (PDF)

The Global Wealth Report 2019 reveals that global wealth grew during the past year by 2.6% to USD 360 trillion and wealth per adult reached a new record high of USD 70,850, 1.2% above the level of mid-2018. The US, China and Europe contributed the most towards global wealth growth with USD 3.8 trillion, USD 1.9 trillion and USD 1.1 trillion respectively.

October 10, 2019

CS Gender 3000 Report (PDF)

‘The CS Gender 3000: The changing face of companies’ report shows that female representation on boards globally has doubled in a decade, and the proportion of women in management is higher in US and APAC (excluding Japan) than in Europe. In particular, China scores highly in female CFO representation but has made limited progress in gender diversity in management.