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Credit Suisse's Asset Management Division Releases New White Paper on European Debt Crisis and Re-Risking Portfolios

Monday, March 05, 2012

Credit Suisse's Asset Management Division Releases New White Paper on European Debt Crisis and Re-Risking Portfolios09:14 EST Monday, March 05, 2012NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past year, the debt crisis in Europe has dominated headlines and investor sentiment, stoking high levels of volatility and "risk-on/risk-off" market patterns. Consequently, 2011 marked a year where riskier assets sold off, while perceived "safe haven" investments ? such as US Treasuries, German Bunds and precious metals ? delivered strong returns. In 2012, a key question for many investors is: Will global markets stabilize or will risk aversion once again, drive market trends?(Logo: )In a new white paper ? "European Debt Crisis in Focus: Time to Re-Risk Portfolios?" ? Robert Parker, Managing Director and Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse, tackles this question, arguing that the time might be right for investors to consider increasing their exposure to risky assets. The paper also provides views on different asset classes and which risk strategies may be well positioned ? such as equities, emerging markets, corporate credit and commodities. According to Mr. Parker, several risks that concerned investors last year ? such as a global recession or a hard landing in China ? may have diminished. Recent actions taken by the ECB to provide liquidity to banks and Eurozone governments' plans to bring their deficit levels to more manageable levels have modestly improved market sentiment. While there are a number of risks that will require close monitoring in the short term, Mr. Parker believes investors' risk appetite may gradually increase, with a sustained rally anticipated for the latter half of 2012. For a copy of "European Debt Crisis in Focus: Time to Re-Risk Portfolios?," please contact Katherine Herring at For more thought leadership from Credit Suisse Asset Management, visit our website at Credit Suisse AGCredit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 49,700 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at Management In its Asset Management business, Credit Suisse offers products across a broad spectrum of investment classes, including hedge funds, credit, index, real estate, commodities and private equity products, as well as multi-asset class solutions, which include equities and fixed income products. Credit Suisse's Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. With offices focused on asset management in 19 countries, Credit Suisse's Asset Management business is operated as a globally integrated network to deliver the bank's best investment ideas and capabilities to clients around the world.All businesses of Credit Suisse are subject to distinct regulatory requirements; certain products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types.SOURCE Credit Suisse AGFor further information: Press, Katherine Herring, Credit Suisse, +1-212-325-7545,