Credit Suisse sees these stocks winning from the aging trend and a coming retirement wave

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A retirement wave is upon us as the world's population ages and birth rates slow, and Credit Suisse has identified a number of companies that stand to benefit from an aging society.

The firm said that economic challenges will increase as the share of working-age people declines, and that most pension systems globally are not prepared for the number of people expected to retire in the near future.

With this in mind, the firm screened its coverage universe for outperform-rated stocks that fall into the themes of aging, healthy living and education, all of which look to become increasingly important trends — and investing opportunities — over the coming years.

"Products and services that help mitigate the impact from aging include medical devices, healthy living, life insurance and asset management, and education," the firm said.