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Credit Suisse and Salt Financial announce a collaboration on quantitative index solutions

New York, November 5, 2020 – Credit Suisse is working on a collaboration with Salt Financial as a strong addition to its Quantitative Investment Strategies ("QIS") offering, the Swiss bank has announced.

Their association is expected to result in the development of newly designed systematic strategies harnessing Salt’s intellectual property on risk regime identification and volatility control mechanism.

Credit Suisse has been providing systematic index strategies since 1999 and has recently expanded the offering of its strategies in connection with the insurance and annuity space in the United States.

Salt Financial is an innovative index development partner for quantitative index solutions that seek to control or target risk with forward-looking measures built for higher precision and reactivity to changing markets.

By bringing together complementary expertise, this collaboration can help innovative QIS indices emerge, aiming to improve responsiveness to constantly changing market conditions compared to traditional indices.

"We are very pleased to be working with Salt Financial to provide differentiating and unique index solutions powered by the innovative truVol™ technology" says Michael Ebert, Global Head of Equity Derivatives at Credit Suisse.

"This partnership is a testament to both firms’ commitment to delivering distinct and powerful index solutions to leading insurance carriers”, said Tony Barchetto, CEO of Salt Financial. "Our patent pending truVol™ technology is flexible and versatile, allowing us to closely collaborate with our partners on designing or enhancing a wide range of index strategies."