Speaker Bios

Neal Soss

Vice Chairman, Research, Credit Suisse

Neal M. Soss is the Vice Chairman, Research within the Investment Banking division, based in New York.

Prior to his current role, Neal was the Chief Economist within the Investment Bank. He joined the First Boston Corporation in 1984 from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was a Vice President responsible for bank supervision and foreign relations. During a two-year leave from the NY Fed, he was assistant to Chairman Paul A. Volcker of the Federal Reserve Board. Neal's experience in Washington also includes two years as Director of the Banking Research and Economic Analysis Division in the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Neal has also held various positions in New York State government, including three years in the New York State Banking Department as both deputy and first deputy superintendent of banks. As Chief Economist in the office of Secretary to the Governor during the Carey administration, he acted as liaison between state economic regulation and promotion agencies and the Governor.

Neal received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and Spanish from Williams College and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.