CSFB: Why Brian Finn Is Back

The former 15-year veteran says it's the challenge of helping CEO John Mack make the firm the big winner I expect it to be

Since John J. "Mack the Knife" Mack left Morgan Stanley to become CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston (CTN.X ) last July, he has been racing to cut costs and assemble a new management team to help him remake the firm into a real force on Wall Street. Despite reducing CSFB's head count by 2,500 and tearing up many bankers' lucrative, multiyear contracts last year, Mack believes CSFB still has a way to go to bring its cost structure in line with its rivals'. On Mar. 12, he said more staff cuts will be needed this year.

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