Credit Suisse: special focus


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Euromoney's recent coverage of the Swiss bank's strategic overhaul.

Awards for Excellence 2018

Quick read: Thiam and the Credit Suisse revolution
August 2018
Euromoney chose Tidjane Thiam as Banker of the Year 2018: read on for a guide to Peter Lee's feature in the August issue of Euromoney examining the story behind the revolution that Thiam brought to Credit Suisse.

The master strategist: How Tidjane Thiam brought a revolution to Credit Suisse
July 2018

It took an outsider to turn around Credit Suisse, to force executives and shareholders to accept that they had been following a false dream of a trading-dominated business that could somehow avoid blow-ups and produce acceptable returns. Tidjane Thiam has shrunk those businesses but also given them a chance to live on now as the servants of a revived wealth management operation with a focus on the richest entrepreneurs in emerging markets. His three-year battle to reduce risk, cut costs, raise capital, deal with regulators and identify and grow more promising business will be a case study in bank restructuring.

New behind-the-scenes insights into Tidjane Thiam’s turnaround at Credit Suisse
July 2018
As the signs become ever more apparent that CEO Thiam has revived Credit Suisse, Euromoney’s banker of the year shares the inside stories of a revolution.

Banker of the year 2018: Tidjane Thiam, Credit Suisse
July 2018
Tidjane Thiam’s radical three-year plan, which has reinvented Credit Suisse with wealth management at its core, is starting to pay off.

World's best investment bank in the emerging markets 2018: Credit Suisse
July 2018
Investment in Asia, combined with a willingness to blaze a trail, makes Credit Suisse an indispensable banking partner for clients in emerging markets.

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Credit Suisse: Thiam’s Asia dreams come true
May 2018
It has taken a while, but a corner has been turned.

Awards for Excellence 2018
Middle East's best bank for wealth management 2018: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Brazil: Following through the upswing
March 2018
The outlook for both Credit Suisse and Brazil is better than it has been in years, and CEO José Olympio Pereyira has his eyes firmly focused on the opportunities coming his way.

Tend token sale points to a regulated future for ICOs
January 2018


As cryptocurrency markets collapsed in January and regulators threaten to clamp down further on initial coin offerings (ICOs), Tend – the blockchain-powered investment platform incorporated last year by Marco Abele, former chief digital officer at Credit Suisse – announced a new form of token sale.

Compliance rethink urged as banks face up to Mifid II
January 2018
As the industry faces up to the harsh reality of new Mifid II rules, the challenge for banks of compliance with this and all post-2007 financial regulation has just become that little bit harder. One person who sees this as an opportunity rather than a problem is Eoin O’Shea, former global chief central compliance officer at Credit Suisse. O’Shea left Credit Suisse in November 2016 after 26 years with the bank to set up his own regulatory and compliance consultancy firm.

Asiamoney best bank awards 2017
January 2018
Korea: best corporate and investment bank
Australia: best private bank
Indonesia: best corporate and investment bank
Malaysia: best private bank
Thailand: best international bank
Singapore: best corporate and investment bank

Impact investing: Conservation gets finance boost
January 2018


Credit Suisse leads banks with coalition for investments; forest resilience bond slated for next year.

The conservation conversation after Bears Ears

December 2017

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I spoke last month to Fabian Huwyler. He leads Credit Suisse’s conservation finance efforts and represents the bank on the steering committee of the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation (CPIC) – a collaboration of 43 organizations in the public and private sector working together on what he calls “blueprints” for conservation projects that can be financed as impact investments. 

Credit Suisse: Time to deliver
December 2017
Tidjane Thiam needs to prove that the new-look Credit Suisse can thrive and not just survive - and he might just do it.

Wealth management blockchain platform promises new standard for ICOs
December 2017

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Marco Abele, former head of digital for private banking at Credit Suisse, plans to tokenize billionaires’ luxury assets so millionaires can enjoy them too.

Credit Suisse gives impact investing its Drew
November 2017
Marisa Drew has gone from being one of Credit Suisse’s most senior investment bankers to overseeing the Swiss group’s new global impact finance and advisory division, reporting directly to group chief executive Tidjane Thiam. Clients are curious. Should competitors take note?

November 2017 
Hard-ball US-style activism is unlikely to succeed in Europe. Order European banks are locking away value. Alas, this is still not fertile ground for activist investors such as RBR Capital Advisors, which is targeting Credit Suisse. 

Making sense of Belt and Road – The private bank CIO: Credit Suisse
September 2017
To John Woods, chief investment officer for Credit Suisse Private Bank in Asia, Belt and Road is a megatrend: one of those overarching themes that play out over many decades. His job is to translate that into an investable form for high net-worth clients.


Awards for Excellence 2017

Asia's best bank for wealth management 2017: Credit Suisse
Asia's best bank for financing 2017: Credit Suisse
Middle East's best bank for wealth management 2017: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse: Thiam tied up in knots
March 2017

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Rumours that a listing for the Swiss universal bank might be shelved cast doubt on the CEO’s strategy for Credit Suisse.

Brazil’s valuation recovery might have run out of steam
March 2017

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Credit Suisse books Brazilian profits and switches to Malaysia; crowded trade hints at heated valuations.

Banking: Mixed signals from Asia bonuses
March 2017
International banks are showing divergent patterns on remuneration. Credit Suisse was reported to have increased bonuses by 15% to some staff, UBS to be reducing them by the same amount and Deutsche to be preparing to resume paying them at all.

Asia: Sitohang’s mission to save Credit Suisse
August 2016

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With growth hard to come by elsewhere in Credit Suisse’s global network, CEO Tidjane Thiam has turned to Asia. He has given Asia Pacific chief Helman Sitohang not only tough targets, but also a degree of autonomy. Can he deliver?

Macaskill on markets: Thiam loses credit as Credit Suisse stumbles
March 2016
A botched move to take the distressed credit out of Credit Suisse and an ‘acceleration’ of the strategic plan give the impression the bank’s new leader is making it up as he goes along.

Thiam fights Europe’s – and Credit Suisse’s – corner in pointed rights-issue snub
November 2015

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Exclusion of leading US investment banks looks like a calculated move from Credit Suisse’s new CEO.

Credit Suisse: Whither global private banking?
November 2015
Credit Suisse is ditching its global ambitions in wealth management, suggesting that worldwide private banks have had their day.

Credit Suisse CEO to split the bank
October 2015
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Looks like the much-needed shake-up at Credit Suisse has finally come. Will it be a bank of three parts?

Credit Suisse to launch new digital wealth management offering
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February 2015
Next month Credit Suisse Private Bank will be rolling out new digital capabilities in Asia, and April will see the launch of a tablet banking offering in Switzerland.

Credit Suisse buoyed by Swiss and Asian clients
January 2015
Hans-Ulrich Meister, chief executive of Credit Suisse Private Bank, talks about his firm’s geographical aims.

Private banking CIO outlook 2015: Credit Suisse Private Bank
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January 2015
US growth, dollar appreciation, China slowdown and potential geopolitical fallout from lower oil prices: Michael Strobaek, global CIO for Credit Suisse Private Bank, discusses his firm's outlook for the year ahead.

Leveraged finance: Between a rock star and a hard place
December 2014
Regulators’ scrutiny of Credit Suisse’s leveraged finance business has the potential to hit one of its most successful divisions hard. Has the Swiss bank been unfairly singled out?

The sour taste of Credit Suisse’s plea
May 2014
Credit Suisse’s $2.6 billion fine and criminal conviction in the US tax-evasion case raises many questions.

Investment bank: Crunch time for Credit Suisse
May 2014
Does Swiss wealth management business really need an investment bank too?

Macaskill: Credit Suisse wobbles on its high-wire fixed-income act
March 2014
Emerging markets have bounced back impressively from an early-year slump that had threatened to turn into a full-blown crisis. But there are still plenty of questions about prospects for emerging nations and related banking revenues.

Credit Suisse's Olympio fights usurpers to his kingdom
December 2012
Can Credit Suisse’s newly promoted CEO of Brazil, José Olympio Pereira, maintain his own and his bank’s high standing in equity capital markets? Euromoney interviews Olympio to find out.