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Credit Suisse

Headquarters: Paradeplatz 8
8070 Zurich Switzerland
NY Office: 11 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Employees: 48,000
CEO: Brady Dougan
: http://www.credit-suisse.com

Stock Symbol: CS

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Based in Switzerland, Credit Suisse is one of the world's leading banks, Credit Suisse provides its clients with investment banking, private banking and asset management services worldwide.

Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse has a long tradition of meeting the complex financial needs of a wide range of clients, offering advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as retail clients in Switzerland.

The company has offices in 50 countries.

In Investment Banking, Credit Suisse offers securities products and financial advisory services to corporations, governments and institutional investors. Operating in 57 locations across 26 countries, Credit Suisse's investment banking business specializes in innovative solutions, drawing on expertise from across the full spectrum of products: debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, investment research, correspondent and prime brokerage services.

In Private Banking, Credit Suisse provides comprehensive advice and a broad range of investment products and services tailored to the complex needs of high-net-worth individuals globally. Credit Suisse's structured advisory process encompasses both asset and liability management. Furthermore, Credit Suisse is a leading provider of innovative alternative investment products. Wealth management solutions include tax planning; pension planning; life insurance solutions; wealth and inheritance advice, trusts and foundations. Credit Suisse offers multiple booking platforms and global execution capabilities. In Switzerland, Credit Suisse supplies banking products and services to private banking clients as well as to business and retail clients.

Credit Suisse's asset management business manages portfolios, mutual funds, and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients globally ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. It offers investment products across the full spectrum of asset classes, ranging from equities, fixed income, commodities and multiple-asset class products. Credit Suisse offers the full range of alternative investments including real estate, hedge funds, private equity and volatility management.

Net revenues for Credit Suisse increased 3% in 2007 to CHF (Swiss Francs) 36.130 billion in 2007. Net income in 2007 was CHF 8.54 billion.

Credit Suisse announced in December it will cut 5,300 jobs after reporting a loss of $3 billion francs in the fourth quarter. The investment banking division is expected to see large cuts especially in the U.S.


1856 Credit Suisse (CS) founded in Zurich as Schweizerische Kreditanstalt
1932 The First Boston Corporation established as a subsidiary of The First National Bank of Boston
1940 First branch of CS outside Switzerland (New York)
1978 First cooperation between CS and The First Boston Corporation
1988 CS acquires controlling stake in The First Boston Corporation
1993 Takeover of Volksbank
1996 CS Holding becomes Credit Suisse Group as a holding company of Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse First Boston
2006 Launch of Credit Suisse as an integrated global bank

Updated December 4, 2008


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