Credit Suisse First Boston
Credit Suisse First Boston is the former name of the investment banking division of Credit Suisse AG, which provides private banking and investment banking services in Switzerland and internationally. It operates through Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, and the Strategic Resolution Unit segments. The company offers a range of advice and financial solutions, including structured advisory; wealth management solutions; investment advice and discretionary asset management services; and advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, takeover defense mandates, business restructurings, and spin-offs. It also offers various banking services, such as lending, payment, capital goods leasing, syndications and structured finance, trade finance, ship and aviation finance, securities, treasury, and foreign exchange services, as well as fund solutions and fund-linked services. In addition, the company provides global securities sales, trading and execution, prime brokerage, and investment research services; and investment solutions and services to pension funds, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations, and individuals. It operates 401 offices and branches. The company offers its products and services to private, corporate, institutional, ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors, as well as affluent and retail clients. The company was founded in 1856 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Credit Suisse AG is a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG.