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  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. China – an efficient investment in the future

    China – an efficient investment in the future

    Technology pioneers, megacities, and economic powerhouse – with almost 1.5 billion inhabitants and more than 100 cities with populations exceeding one million, China is a key component of the global economy.

  6. Forecasts for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Accurate hurricane forecasting is a bit like the holy grail for reinsurers and ILS managers. If you know whether a hurricane season will be active or inactive, or whether to expect no landfalls or many landfalls, you may be able to adjust your portfolio, for example by taking on more risk during an “inactive” season or buying more hedges during an “active” season. But how reliable are hurricane season forecasts? And what is the forecast for the 2019 hurricane season, which has already begun?

  7. Newsletter Index Solutions:
    Green bonds

    From a “fig leaf” to an investment segment that has to be taken seriously: the number of green bonds issued has increased by more than 30% within a year and the number of issuers has risen too. Read more about how green bonds help fund climate and environmental projects and how you can combine attractive returns and sustainability with an index fund.

  8. Accelerate innovation. Shape the future of asset management.

    Asset management requires global and sustainable thinking and looks to the future like few other sectors; it is fertile ground for new ideas, methods and technologies. The Zurich-based i.AM Innovation Lab seeks to maintain the cutting edge of the industry and also to develop tools that can help the sector drive and shape today’s blistering pace of change.

  9. That’s how proptech is changing Real Estate sector

    That’s how proptech is changing Real Estate

    For a long time the real estate sector was considered a sleeping giant when it came to digital transformation. But digitalization has been part of the real estate sector for several years now.

  10. Automated the long tail

    Automated the long tail

    If you have shopped online, the chances are you have benefitted, perhaps unknowingly, from "the long tail." The phrase, as it relates to e-commerce, was brought into common usage by Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired magazine in his 2004 article, "The Long Tail" and later in a book of the same name.1