House prices: Why the risks of a fall are higher than most people think

“The fact that house prices have been rising quickly over the last year makes the market more vulnerable to external shocks to the economy,” says Professor Geoff Meen, as he warns “there are numerous conventional reasons to at least expect some slowdown in the growth of house prices.”

Largely immune: Understanding global wealth trends through the pandemic year

“Wealth creation in 2020 appears to have been completely detached from the economic woes resulting from Covid-19,” says the author of Credit Suisse’s new Wealth Report. The global Ultra High Net Worth population surged by 24% during the pandemic year, while for the first time, more than 1% of the world’s adults are now dollar millionaires.