General Information

Our Company Our Company

Our Company

Credit Suisse Group is a world-leading financial services company, advising clients in all aspects of finance, around the world, around the clock.

Credit Suisse was founded in Zurich in 1856 by business leader and innovator Alfred Escher to help finance the robust growth of the Swiss economy. We evolved into a new kind of integrated bank: a global provider of financial services bringing together different cultures, philosophies, and specialized knowledge to serve clients in new ways.

Today with more than 46,000 employees in more than 50 countries, we advise clients on all aspects of finance. As a global leader in Private Banking & Wealth Management, we serve many of the world’s most substantial individuals and families. Our Investment Banking business helps companies and institutions of all kinds to prosper in emerging markets as well as developed ones.

Whoever we serve, our tradition of staying close to our clients and innovating to meet their needs has made us one of the most respected and successful financial institutions in the world.

As a key national employer, Credit Suisse places the highest importance on the outstanding professional expertise of its employees. As a global group, we also offer exciting career opportunities in a multicultural environment. We are present across the country as a retail bank, and are one of the leading providers of private banking products and services in Switzerland and around the world..

Our Strategy

Our strategy is based on providing clients globally with best-in-class integrated banking services, maintaining a strong capital position and investing in our employees at every stage of their career.

We were among the first in our business to meet the new demands of the regulatory and market environment. We have substantially reduced risks, while cutting costs and improving efficiency across the bank. In addition we strengthened our capital base and improved our balance sheet structure to meet future regulatory requirements. These structural changes have equipped Credit Suisse to perform solidly in all conditions.

Read more about our strategy

Our Clients

We strive to stay close to our clients and put their interests first. We want them to see us as a reliable, flexible long-term partner who can meet all their needs - from the simplest to the most complex. We proactively anticipate their needs to find solutions before problems arise.

We are a large but agile bank that takes an integrated approach to meeting clients' needs, so we can bring them the best of all that we offer. By listening attentively to our clients and offering them superior solutions, we empower them to make better financial decisions. "Helping clients thrive" is our brand promise.

We need people who, like us, put their clients first and want to help their clients thrive.

Our advertising shows how we are helping to achieve this

Our Culture

Credit Suisse has a strong partnership culture which rewards excellence, entrepreneurialism and teamwork. Our employees work together to stay close to our clients - whether the client is a corporation, an institutional investor or an individual. We listen carefully to understand their needs, and then collaborate energetically to meet those needs with all the resources and knowledge Credit Suisse can deliver.

We have a shared belief in acting as the client’s proactive, principled partner:

  • Proactive: because we take an entrepreneurial approach that demands creative thinking, asking the tough questions and surprising our clients with new solutions. 
  • Principled: because we adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior. That includes having the courage to stand up for our own convictions, and to stand up for the clients’ interests within the bank. 
  • Partner: because we partner with our clients to understand their long-term ambitions. And because we partner with our colleagues across the bank to deliver the right solutions.

Our People

To stay a leader in our field, Credit Suisse attracts some of the brightest people in the financial world to work together, to listen to each other and to grow. We not only look for technical and intellectual proficiency, but also for people who contribute to our partnership culture. Our global businesses and international culture provide plenty of opportunities for mobility and career development.

Meet our people

Secondary Content

About Us