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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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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.