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The Credit Suisse Research Institute. Its organization.

The Credit Suisse Research Institute is chaired by Urs Rohner, chairman of the Board of Directors. It is managed by a dedicated executive committee made up of the head of the institute and the bank's most senior researchers.

  • Nannette Hechler-Fayd'herbe, Global Head of Investment Strategy and Research IWM

  • Richard Kersley, Global Head of Research Product

  • Oliver Adler (Ph.D.), Chief Economist (Switzerland)

  • Daniel Rupli, Head of Single Security Research, Equity & Credit

  • Manish Nigam, Deputy Director of Non-Japan Asia Equity Research & APAC Head of Technology Sector

  • Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment Officer

  • Burkhard Varnholt, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer IWM

 Senior advisors

The Institute collaborates with the world's leading experts from academia, business and politics. In the past, these included Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor Nouriel Roubini, Professor Sadie Creese and others.
It also maintains working relations with reputable experts, such as Sir Paul Tucker and Mr. Jean-Claude Trichet. Among the Institute's long-standing Senior Advisors are Walter Kielholz and The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH.


The Credit Suisse Research Institute is Credit Suisse's in-house think tank, established in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. The Institute's objective is to study long-term economic developments, which have – or promise to have – a global impact within and beyond the financial services sector.

  • Walter B. Kielholz

  • The Rt Hon Sir John Major KC CH