Credit Suisse (Europe)


International player

Credit Suisse Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, operating in more than 50 countries and employing more than 46,000 people. Its two primary business divisions are Private Banking & Wealth Management and Investment Banking. Credit Suisse's investment banking business encompasses equities, fixed income, prime services, the advisory services, and research. The advisory services department delivers a full range of corporate finance solutions, including M&A, leverage finance, equity and debt financings, IPOs, and financial restructuring. Credit Suisse's history dates back to 1856; nearly a century later, as World War II raged in Europe, the bank opened its first international branch (outside of Switzerland) in New York City in 1942. In 1978, the bank began a partnership with The First Boston Corporation in the U.S., acquiring a controlling stake in the firm 10 years later (after which the bank was renamed Credit Suisse First Boston). In 2006, Credit Suisse Group rebranded to create an "integrated bank," and its investment bank dropped the First Boston affiliation and became known as simply Credit Suisse. Unlike many of its competitors, Credit Suisse managed to stay out of (negative) headlines during the worldwide credit crisis and did not need to rely on government funding to stay afloat. In fact, the firm emerged as one of the handful of big banks relatively unscathed by the crisis and, in 2010, was named the "Best Global Bank" by Euromoney magazine.  Today, the firm's European operations are based in London and Zurich; the firm has additional European offices in Amsterdam, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kiev, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, and Wrcolaw. Credit Suisse is led by CEO Brady Dougan; its investment bank is overseen by Eric Varvel.

Credit Suisse (Europe)

One Cabot Square
London E14 4QJ
Phone: +44 207 888 8888


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: CS
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO, Credit Suisse Group: Brady W. Dougan
  • 2013 Employees: 46,000

Major Office Locations

  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • London, United Kingdom

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