Lead thinking from the leading partner

Credit Suisse has one of the largest, most accomplished credit franchises in the business, dedicated to being our clients' leading credit products counterparty.  

Our global credit products group consists of a team of trading, sales, structuring and capital markets professionals based in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich.

We have high yield and distressed bond, par and distressed loan sales forces that consistently rank in the top 2 in their respective annual investor surveys. Our leveraged finance underwriting business perennially ranks in the top 3.

Our investment grade business has grown its footprint and gained market share dramatically over the past 2 years as we seek to be our clients' top underwriter and trading partner. We have a structured products and customer financing capability that is second to none.

Our clients include financial sponsors and corporate issuers as well as hedge funds, banks, insurance and pension companies, asset managers and CLO managers.

Sales & Trading

Our global credit team is a leading market maker in public debt across the credit spectrum, including high grade, high yield and distressed debt. We are also a leading market maker in the credit derivatives market, including single name CDS, the CDX suite, as well as default swaps and levered equity strategies.

We are also a leading market maker in par (performing) loans, loan CDS and loan CDS indices as well as distressed (non-performing) loans. We also provide direct lending and the monetization of seller notes.

Capital Markets

Our capital markets businesses are responsible for structuring, underwriting and syndicating the full range of products for our issuer clients including: investment grade and leveraged loans, investment grade and high yield bonds and unit transactions. We are also a leading provider of committed financing, including bridge and mezzanine finance.

Structured Credit Derivatives

We are a market maker in on/off-the-run indices, index tranches, swaptions and recovery swaps. Our structured credit solutions include asset swaps, negative basis trades, skew arbitrage, structured funding, regulatory capital solutions, restructuring and recovery solutions.

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Awards & Recognition

IFR Awards 2012

- Credit Derivatives House of the Year
- Derivatives House of the Year
- North America Leveraged Loan House
- Swiss Franc Bond House
- Subordinated Financial Bond
- EMEA High Yield Bond/Euro Bond
- North American High Yield Bond
- Swiss Franc Bond
- North America Loan
- North America Leveraged Loan  

The Banker Deals of the Year 2012

- Europe: FIG Capital Raising - Credit Suisse $8bn Contingent Capital Notes

EuroWeek Bond Market Awards 2012

- Most impressive house for FIG subordinated debt
- Most impressive bank for SSA borrowers in Swiss Francs
- Most impressive LBO-related bond funding (Orange Switzerland)

Risk Awards 2012

- Deal of the Year: US $2bn Tier 2 Buffer Capital Notes Issue

IFR Awards 2011

- North America Leveraged Loan House
- Swiss Franc Bond House
- Subordinated Financial Bond - CS T2 BCNs

Euroweek Loans and Leveraged Finance Awards 2011

- Best Arranger of Leveraged Loans
- Best Secondary Loans House
- Best LBO Advisory
- UK Deal of the Year (RAC £620m)

The Banker Investment Banking Awards 2011

- Most Innovative Investment Bank for Loans and Leveraged Finance  

Risk Magazine Awards 2011

- Credit Derivatives House of the Year
"What [Credit Suisse] does have is a consistently profitable business - and the clients it trades with rave about it."