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Our History

Since its foundation in 1856, Credit Suisse has continuously set new standards in service and advice, grown our expertise, and created intelligent solutions in response to changing client needs.


July 5, 1856 was the date on which the company now known as Credit Suisse was born. A look back on an eventful corporate history.


If there is one constant in the history of Credit Suisse, it is the permanent quest for innovative solutions on behalf of our clients.

Alfred Escher

As well as being the founder of Credit Suisse, Alfred Escher was the driving force behind the emergence of modern Switzerland.

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