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Credit Suisse

Accounts and Products
Private Clients
+41 (0)848 880 840
Calls charged at national rates (Switzerland)
Mon-Fri: 07:30-17:30

Contact form Open an account online Corporate Clients
+41 (0)800 808 050
Toll-free number
Mon-Fri: 07:30-17:30

Contact form Direct Net (Online Banking)
Private Clients
+41 (0)844 800 888
Calls charged at national rates (Switzerland)
Mon-Fri: 07:30-22:00
Sat-Sun: 09:00-16:00

Contact form Corporate Clients
+41 (0)800 881 188
Toll-free number
Mon-Fri: 07:30-17:30

Contact form Blocked Cards
+41 (0)800 800 488
Toll-free number
365 days a year, round the clock


The Credit Suisse Group AG (SIX: CSGN, NYSE: CS) is a financial services company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Credit Suisse was founded by Alfred Escher in 1856 under the name Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA, Swiss Credit Institution). The bank is organized into three divisions, Investment Banking, Private Banking, and Asset Management. Shared Services, which includes functions such as IT, marketing and legal/compliance, encompasses all three major areas.

Credit Suisse is considered to be within the prestigious "bulge bracket" of investment banks. The firm earned accolades throughout the recent financial crises for prudent risk management and strategic allocation of capital. It also gained prestige for being one of the few major international banks to weather the crisis without any direct government support. In 2009, Credit Suisse was recognized as "Bank of the Year" by the International Financing Review.

In 1942, it opened its first branch outside of Switzerland, in New York City. In 1988, it gained a controlling stake in The First Boston Corporation, hence the long-time name of its investment banking unit Credit Suisse First Boston. In 1993, Credit Suisse Group bought Schweizerische Volksbank (People's Bank of Switzerland). In 1996 the two retail banks were merged and renamed Credit Suisse. In 2000, it acquired the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and, with it, an e-commerce software portfolio, including DLJ Direct, that it later sold to the Bank of Montreal.

The Credit Suisse Group is structured in three divisions, Investment Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management . On January 16, 2006, Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), now the Investment Banking division, Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM), and Credit Suisse Private Banking (CSPB), re-branded themselves, becoming collectively known as Credit Suisse. This move was initiated to better leverage each others' resources and capabilities to create a "One Bank" brand and effort.

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse headquarters in Zürich.
Credit Suisse Building in LondonThe Credit Suisse business unit is a provider of wide-ranging financial services in Europe and other selected markets. It offers investment products, private banking and financial advisory services for private and corporate clients. Credit Suisse was founded by Alfred Escher.

Private Banking - Credit Suisse is one of the world’s largest private banking organizations with branches in Switzerland and numerous international markets. Private Banking specializes in providing personal investment counseling and professional asset management to affluent individuals.
Corporate & Retail Banking - In Corporate & Retail Banking, Credit Suisse occupies a leading position in the Swiss market. It provides a wide range of banking services for private and corporate clients in Switzerland. In addition, it offers online banking services.
Financial Institutions - Advice and solutions for banks and financial institutions all around the world.
Credit Suisse, Investment Banking Division
This division used to be known as Credit Suisse First Boston. It is active in investment banking, capital markets and financial services. It is a member of the prestigious bulge bracket of securities firms.

Institutional Securities - Securities serves the broad needs of institutional clients with expertise in Equities, Fixed Income, Prime Services and Research. Investment Banking serves corporate clients' needs through Mergers and Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Private Placements and Leveraged Finance services.
Credit Suisse Private Banking Division
Within the Private Banking sector Credit Suisse provides advice and investment products and services for high-net-worth individuals globally. Credit Suisse’s structured advisory process encompasses both asset and liability management. Furthermore, Credit Suisse is a provider of 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.

Until 2006 this division was known as Credit Suisse Private Banking or CSPB.

Asset Management
In its asset management business, Credit Suisse offers investments ranging from equities, fixed income and multiple-asset class products, to alternative investments such as real estate, hedge funds, private equity and volatility management. 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 in 18 countries, Credit Suisse’s asset management business is operated as a globally integrated network. Credit Suisse uses the Credit Risk+ method under their financial products arm, to estimate the distribution and expected loss incurred by companies. They also help banks to calculate their capital reserves needed to buffer againist credit/default risk.

Shared Services
In Shared Services, Credit Suisse provides services to support the divisions, while improving independent controls. The Shared Services divisions include CFO, COO, CRO, General Counsel, and IT division.

Winterthur was divested from Credit Suisse on June 14, 2006. AXA acquired the leading Swiss insurance company from Credit Suisse Group for about €8 billion.

The CIO of Credit Suisse is Karl Landert, located in Zurich, Switzerland


Historical Credit Suisse logo used from the 1980s and for certain divisions through the rebranding in 2006
Historical Credit Suisse First Boston logo used in the 1990s through the rebranding in 20061856 - Credit Suisse founded
1905 - First branch (in Basel)
1940 - First branch outside Switzerland (in New York)
1978 - Start of co-operation with The First Boston Corporation
1988 - Controlling stake in The First Boston Corporation, which is renamed CS First Boston
1989 - CS Holding became parent company of the Group
1990 - Acquisition of Bank Leu
1993 - Acquisition of Swiss Volksbank
1994 - Strategic alliance with Swiss Re
1995 - Strategic alliance with Winterthur Group
1996 - CS Holding becomes Credit Suisse Group; investment banking business named Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB)
1997 - Merger with Winterthur Group
2000 - Acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ)
2001 - Sponsorship for the Sauber Petronas Formula One Team
2002 - Streamlining of the Group's organizational structure into two business units: Credit Suisse Financial Services and Credit Suisse First Boston
2004 - Focusing the Group's organizational structure on three business units:Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse First Boston and Winterthur
2006 - Credit Suisse undergoes a rebranding and structural shift to the "One Bank" model. It divests Winterthur to AXA and the newly reorganized Investment Bank replaces the old CSFB. The First Boston affiliation is retired.
2008 - Credit Suisse suspends some of its traders in connection with the overvaluation of assets by $2.85 billion.Credit Suisse writes down $2.85B
Mergers & Acquisitions
CSFB USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston Inc., which is, in turn, a wholly owned subsidiary of CS. CS is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSG. CSFB USA was created through the merger with DLJ, which was completed on Nov. 3, 2000. CSFB LLC, CSFB's principal U.S. registered broker-dealer subsidiary, became a subsidiary of DLJ, and DLJ changed its name to CSFB USA.

Prior to the DLJ Merger, the Credit Suisse Group (CS) purchased First Boston in 1988 creating CS First Boston. The firm's bulge bracket status came after the merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ).

In an article published by Reuters on February 23, 2008, Brazilian public prosecutor Karen Kahn announced that several employees of Credit Suisse as well as others from UBS, Clariden Leu and AIG were under investigation by federal authorities. In 2007, police arrested 20 people, including bankers at UBS, Credit Suisse unit Clariden and AIG Private Bank after the discovery of illegal activities including money laundering, tax evasion, fraudulent banking and operating without a banking license. During the course of Operation Switzerland in 2008, Christian Peter Weiss and 13 other employees of Credit Suisse were arrested in Rio de Janeiro for helping operate an illegal money transfer scheme.
The New York Times reported on December 16, 2009, that Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morganthau, the Justice Department and Federal Reserve had reached an agreement with Credit Suisse in which Credit Suisse was fined $536 million. Credit Suisse settled on charges that it violated sanctions regulating financial transactions with Iran. The charges included "stripping", the practice of removing the identity and origin of funds used in transactions. Credit Suisse employees stripped the identities of Iranian banks enabling funds to be transferred to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and the Aerospace Industries Organization, entities respectively involved in the production of nuclear weapons and long range missiles. Credit Suisse advised Iranian banks such as Bank Melli and Bank Saderat on methods to hide their identities and send more than a billion dollars through New York banks.


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