Credit Suisse investment banking business defies the critics

Credit Suisse surprised its critics in 2018 by showing that, despite its pivot to wealth management, the European corporate finance business is robust and surprisingly well-diversified, writes David Rothnie.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 10 Jan 2019
There were two surprises at Credit Suisse’s investor day in November. The first was the lack of air time given to the firm’s investment bank, further feeding a narrative that it has become increasingly marginalised under CEO Tidjane Thiam, as he pursues a strategy that rebalances the group ...

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