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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Elevo’s microbes modulate and boost the immune system

    Elevo’s microbes modulate and boost the immune system

    The structural forces that are driving change are opening up entirely new investment opportunities. Against the dynamic global backdrop, these opportunities are by no means easy to identify and structure. Credit Suisse Asset Management has therefore defined four drivers of change and developed thematic funds covering the relevant areas of investment focus: robotics, protection and security, digital health, and infrastructure. A strict best practice approach is adopted to selecting individual securities, as the case study below illustrates.1

  4. Edutainment – learning through gaming

    There are few things in this world that humanity can never have enough of. Education is one of them. Today, digitalization is bringing about profound changes in this sector, and one particularly exciting trend is that of edutainment.

  5. Modern technologies are revolutionizing the real estate sector

    The real estate sector is changing. Ongoing digitalization not only affects properties themselves but also the way they are managed as well as working methods in the real estate sector. As supply grows, the needs of tenants are likewise changing.

  6. “Robots and humans can make a good team.”

    When it comes to solving highly structured problems, robots are often already better than humans. To take the example of agriculture, robots can continuously monitor parcels of land to ensure the optimal use of water, fertilizers, or pesticides.

  7. The synergy of digitalization and medicine

    Digital Health and Innovation

    Digitalization is the driving force building modern technology and reshaping society. Meanwhile, increasingly expensive procedures and demographic changes such as rising life expectancy and a growing global middle class are putting our healthcare systems to the test as never before. By embracing digitalization, healthcare can rise to the challenge.

  8. Balanced sustainability

    Complying with sustainability criteria is one of the conditions investors can stipulate for their portfolios. In most cases they have other criteria in mind as well. 

  9. The future belongs to sustainable investing: momentum building in the face of a familiar challenge

    Our planet is in a bad state, and the economy is a key driver behind this development. That much is old hat. What is new is the momentum with which this is changing, from the Paris Agreement to the breakthrough of sustainable technologies on the market.

  10. Sustainable thinking. Always long-term oriented.

    Sustainable thinking. Always long-term oriented.

    Burkhard Varnhold reflects on long term perspectives, ESG and investor behavior.