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Company Overview of Credit Suisse AG

Company Overview

Credit Suisse AG provides private banking and investment banking services in in Switzerland and internationally. It operates through Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, and Investment Banking & Capital Markets segments. The company offers a range of advice and financial solutions, including structured advisory; investment advice; wealth and asset management; fixed income products and instruments; securitized products; M&A transactions; corporate sales and restructurings; divestitures; takeover defense strategies; equity and debt underwritings; equity and fixed income sales; debt and equity securities; private placements; and trading services, ...

Paradeplatz 8

Zurich,  8001


Founded in 1856


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Key Executives for Credit Suisse AG

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer and Member of The Executive Board
Age: 51
Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board
Age: 45
Member of Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Global Markets
Age: 52
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Universal Bank
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Credit Suisse AG Key Developments

Credit Suisse AG Is Not Seeking Acquisitions

Credit Suisse AG is not seeking acquisitions of other European Banks. Tidjane Thiam, Chief Executive Officer said "Swiss bank Credit Suisse AG does not need to raise capital in most foreseeable scenarios." Thiam said there was no need for consolidation with other European banks as it would be difficult in "this new environment." Citing strong organic growth, Thiam said Credit Suisse would not need to buy another bank.

Credit Suisse AG Reportedly Plans To Raise Stake In Credit Suisse Founder Securities

Credit Suisse AG is planning to boost its stake in Credit Suisse Founder Securities Co., Ltd. joint venture to the maximum permissible 49%, which would make it the first foreign bank to take advantage of relaxed Chinese investment rules introduced four years ago, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Credit Suisse AG which currently owns 33.3% in Credit Suisse Founder Securities Ltd, is betting that boosting its shareholding in the business will help put it in a position to win a bigger share of China's burgeoning deals business, the people added. When contacted by Reuters, an investor relations executive at Credit Suisse Founder Securities said he was not aware of any plans to change joint venture shareholdings. Founder Group, which owns Founder Securities, did not respond to request for comment. A Credit Suisse spokeswoman declined to comment.

Burkhard Varnholt to Join Credit Suisse as Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer in International Wealth Management, Effective Nov. 1, 2016

Credit Suisse announced that Burkhard Varnholt will join the Bank as Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer in Investment Solutions & Products (IS&P) in International Wealth Management. In addition he will become Vice-Chairman of the Credit Suisse Investment Committee and a member of the IS&P Management Committee. Burkhard Varnholt will assume this role on November 1, 2016. Burkhard Varnholt joins Credit Suisse from Julius Bär, where he was the Chief Investment Officer. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Bank Sarasin, where he was most recently the Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Varnholt brings over 20 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on investment strategy and advisory services. Burkhard Varnholt will be based in Zurich and report to Michael Strobaek, Global CIO and Head of Investment Solutions & Products.

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