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About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a leading wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities and strong presence in our home market Switzerland. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets. Founded in 1856, we today have a global reach with operations in over 50 countries and 46,640 employees from over 150 different nations.

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What to expect

Credit Suisse is a leading wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities and strong presence in our home market Switzerland. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets. Founded in 1856, we today have a global reach with operations in over 50 countries and 46,640 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 other divisions specializing in investment banking capabilities: Global Markets and Investment Banking & Capital Markets. The Strategic Resolution Unit consolidates the remaining portfolios from the former non-strategic units plus additional businesses and positions that do not fit with our strategic direction. Our business divisions cooperate closely to provide holistic financial solutions, including innovative products and specially tailored advice.

The Credit Suisse culture rewards excellence, entrepreneurialism and teamwork. Its employees work together to stay close to its clients - whether the client is a corporation, an institutional investor or a wealthy individual - first to understand their needs, and then to deliver all of Credit Suisse resources and knowledge to meet those needs.

From day-one you can expect:

  • Excellent classroom, online and on-the-job training programmes
  • A truly international business that encourages mobility across sectors and regions
  • An entrepreneurial environment that allows you to define your career path
  • A meritocracy that will reward your talent, motivation and teamwork
  • A successful business model that performs well throughout varying market cycles
  • A respected leadership team with a long-term strategy to make us the bank of the future

Credit Suisse acts as the client's proactive, principled partner. It partners with it's clients to understand their ambitions, and partner with colleagues across Private Banking & Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Shared Services to deliver the right solutions. It adheres to the highest standards of ethical behavior. And it takes an entrepreneurial approach that demands creative thinking and asking (and answering) the tough questions.

Training

There remains a continuous effort to source, develop and retain top talent in order to deliver an outstanding services to its clients. Each programme or internship has its own tailored training scheme in order to maximise your development with the company.

Credit Suisse places a huge amount of importance on your soft skills; transferable skills which are crucial to the business. That's why its training programmes also develop your presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. You can expect exceptional support with any mandatory regulatory training and exams.

Throughout your training, you'll have exposure to senior managers, colleagues and peers across the bank at all levels, which will add new insights and fresh perspectives to your understanding of what the organisation does, and what you need to do well at Credit Suisse.

Profiles

All new hires receive initial classroom and on the job training specific to their line of business. Additionally, Credit Suisse's internal training Talent Development program offers more than 8,000 programs for ongoing education throughout the course of your career, from Analyst programs through leadership and soft-skills training programs for senior executives such as Managing Directors. Finally, it offers mentorship programs and employee networks to provide ongoing guidance and support throughout your career.

"I have always been interested in finance because of my passion for economics and mathematics. I'm originally from Germany, although I went to high school and college in the U.K. I did an internship with another bank very early on in my education. I worked on the Derivatives Sales desk there, and loved the analytical aspect of the job. My summer internship with Credit Suisse confirmed that Derivatives Sales was the right spot for me. I also realised that Credit Suisse had a phenomenal culture.

The culture here is very entrepreneurial. It doesn't matter where ideas come from, it could be from an Associate or Analyst. If the idea is a good one and the Managing Director supports it, it can be acted on very quickly. We try new things all time. We want people to think independently, and the company wants to move forward and take action on good ideas."

David, Associate, London