Our strategy builds on Credit Suisse’s core strengths: its position as a top global wealth manager; its specialist investment banking capabilities; and its strong presence in our home market Switzerland. We take a balanced approach in order to capture the wealth management opportunities in emerging markets, the biggest of which is in the Asia Pacific region, and serve our key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland and the United States.
Founded in 1856, today we have a global reach with operations in over 50 countries and 45,800 employees from over 150 different nations. Our broad footprint helps us to generate a geographically balanced stream of revenues and net new assets and allows us to capture growth opportunities around the world. We serve our clients through three regionally focused divisions: Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management and Asia Pacific. These regional businesses are supported by two divisions specialized in investment banking capabilities: Global Markets and Investment Banking & Capital Markets. Our business divisions cooperate closely to provide holistic financial solutions, including innovative products and specially tailored advice.