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  1. Edutainment – unlimited potential

    There are few things in this world that humanity can never have enough of. Health and education are two of them. Now, digitalization is bringing about profound change in these areas, with growing trends such as digital health and edutainment. Patients and students are gaining access to faster and better results, and generally at a lower cost than in the past. For investors this digital revolution promises new growth trends and fresh opportunities to make long-term, sustainable investments and diversify their portfolios.

  2. "We are among the pioneers in sustainable real estate investments."

    Interest in sustainable investments is unabated. That is not surprising, since sustainable investing is en vogue and offers multiple benefits. Read more in our interview with Andreas Wiencke, Head of ESG Solutions at Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate.

  3. Hard-currency corporate bonds from emerging markets

    Emerging market corporate bonds denominated in hard currency are playing an increasingly significant role on the global bond market. There are several reasons why investments in this asset class merit closer inspection.

  4. "A little madness changes your perspective immensely."

    Switzerland’s openness to the world and willingness to see things from different perspectives have had a strong and positive influence on the Swiss economy. Investors, too, would do well to be open to innovative topics such as edutainment, as the online education market harbors enormous potential.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.