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At a Glance

Uppers

“Friendly environment where people help each other and frown on silos”

“Access to a senior managers”

“Good work/life balance”

Downers

“Long hours”

“Too much restructuring”

“Red tape associated with a global firm”

About Credit Suisse (Asia)

Credit Suisse Group is one of the world’s largest financial services providers. It offers clients expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking, and asset management. The bank serves its clients through three regionally focused wealth management divisions: Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, and Asia Pacific. These regional businesses are complemented by Global Markets and Investment Banking & Capital Markets, two divisions specializing in investment banking capabilities. All five divisions work closely together to provide financial solutions.to clients. The divisions are supported by various corporate functions, which provide centralized corporate services and business support, as well as implement control procedures to help operate the bank on a daily basis. 

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, 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 and renaming itself Credit Suisse First Boston. In 2006, the firm 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 stayed out of negative headlines during the worldwide credit crisis and did not require government funding to stay afloat. In fact, the firm emerged as one of the handful of big banks relatively unscathed by the crisis. Come 2011, like many of its competitors, it was also forced to reduce headcount in the face of souring markets worldwide. In 2014, its brand was somewhat tarnished by a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in which Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid tax evasion on behalf of wealthy clients. The bank reached an agreement with the DOJ in January 2017 regarding residential mortgage-backed securities issues. 

Today, Credit Suisse has operations in over 50 countries and nearly 48,000 employees from over 150 different nations.

Credit Suisse (Asia)

One Austin Road West
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2101 6000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: CS
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: Thomas Gottstein
2020 Employees (All Locations): 47,860

Major Office Locations

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Central, Hong kong, Hong Kong

Affiliated Companies