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Credit Suisse Gears Up for Wave of Leveraged Loan Issuance

  • Zurich-based lender is boosting headcount in leveraged finance
  • Bank’s credit head says bank boosted hiring in Europe and U.S.
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Credit Suisse Group AG is betting that the leveraged loan market can maintain its explosive growth, as buyout firms sitting on unprecedented levels of capital look to maximize their firepower over the next few years.

“There is over a trillion dollars of capital committed to private equity firms that has yet to be deployed,” David Miller, the bank’s head of credit, said in an interview in New York. “If you look over three or five years that’s what we are gearing up and investing for.”