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  1. Investing in international real estate

    There are many benefits of investing indirectly in foreign real estate through funds or multi-manager products. Solutions based on net asset value (NAV) in particular feature moderate volatility and low correlation with direct real estate and traditional investments.

  2. Environmental impact strategy

    We are witnessing a rapid shift in values toward sustainability on a global basis; investors, consumers, companies and regulators are all starting to consider new ways of doing things and starting to adapt their lifestyles and business practices to be more considerate of environmental issues. While this reorientation of society still has a long way to go, it is making the idea of “sustainable investing” a significant theme in the investment industry.

  3. Why emerging market debt needs both a passive and active approach

    Most investors already allocate to emerging market debt (EMD). It is an area of investment that has become an established part of many fixed-income portfolios. EMD now represents 18.0% of global bond issuance, which is significant.¹

  4. "Art can inspire and excite, and can be without any primary meaning"

    Art in architecture is intended to speak to viewers at an emotional level – at least, that is what Friederike Schmid aims to do. The curator has spent more than 25 years working with her clients to develop and supervise art projects, from selecting the artists through to creating the finished works. One example is the headquarters of Swissgrid in Aarau.

  5. Thematic investing: seeking tomorrow’s winners

    Thematic equity investing has started moving toward the mainstream in recent years, driven by strong performance, compelling investment themes, and a rising tide of interest from a broad range of market participants. Many indications suggest that this trend is set to continue, and investors would do well to consider the challenges and the opportunities available in thematic investing.

  6. The human skills we will need to collaborate with robots

    In the manufacturing industry, inspection and repair tasks largely remain human-based activities. The workforce that carries out these tasks is usually extremely skilled. They are required to make complex decisions in critical operating scenarios. However, they also work under harsh conditions.

  7. “What the latest IPCC findings mean for the (re)insurance and ILS markets”

    The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which was published in August 2021, had an entire chapter devoted to climate change and extreme weather events such as hurricanes, winter storms, floods, and droughts. The IPCC report summarizes and reflects the latest findings of the scientific and research community on the topic of climate change.

  8. “Architecture should be visually appealing but not unnecessarily obtrusive.”

    Swiss architect and urban planner Harry Gugger has already been involved in numerous major projects both within Switzerland and around the world, including projects for Global Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management. He believes that architecture should be visually appealing but not unnecessarily obtrusive.

  9. The new digital life of a drug

    The cost of successfully bringing a new drug to market has never been higher.

  10. Harnessing the climate potential of real estate

    Real estate is responsible for a large proportion of global energy consumption. It is therefore vital that we consider the issue of sustainability, since real estate offers enormous potential for reducing CO₂ emissions.