Head of Global Equity Research Product, Credit Suisse
Richard Kersley is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division's Global Equity Research department, based in London. Within a career of more than 30 years in investment banking and equity research, he is currently the Head of the Firm’s Global Equity Research Product and Credit Suisse's Thematic Research group. He is a founding member of the Credit Suisse Research Institute and principle author of a range of its thought-leading publications including its series of studies on consumption trends in the emerging world. Prior to his current position, Richard was Co-Head of European Equity Research and Head of the Pan-European investment strategy team. He received top rankings and accolades over a number of years in both the Extel and Institutional Investor surveys for the quality of his research in this area. Prior to joining the Credit Suisse in 1998, Richard was a Director in equity research at BZW, the investment banking division of Barclays, and head of its European investment strategy team. He worked there for 11 years. Richard holds a B. Soc. Sc. (Hons.) Class 1 degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK.