Article: After Taking $4.7 Billion Hit, Credit Suisse Executives Step Downs

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After Taking $4.7 Billion Hit, Credit Suisse Executives Step Downs

Alicia McElhaney, 06 April 2021

The hits keep coming for investment banking giant Credit Suisse.

The firm announced Tuesday that it expects to take a CHF 4.4 billion (USD $4.7 billion) writedown following losses related to family office Archegos Capital Management’s failure to meet its margin requirements.

Executives are stepping down, and the firm has launched two investigations: one into Archegos, and another into Credit Suisse’s purchase of Greensill Capital’s supply chain debt. Thomas Gottstein, chief executive officer of the firm, called the losses tied to Archegos “unacceptable.” Continue reading “Article: After Taking $4.7 Billion Hit, Credit Suisse Executives Step Downs”

Article: Credit Suisse overhauls management as it takes $4.7 billion hit on Archegos

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Credit Suisse overhauls management as it takes $4.7 billion hit on Archegos

Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi, Matt Scuffham, 06 April 2021

ZURICH (Reuters) -Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it will take a 4.4 billion Swiss franc ($4.7 billion) hit from dealings with Archegos Capital Management, prompting it to overhaul the leadership of its investment bank and risk division.

The scandal-hit bank now expects to post a loss for the first quarter of around 900 million Swiss francs. It is also suspending its share buyback plans and cutting its dividend by two thirds. Continue reading “Article: Credit Suisse overhauls management as it takes $4.7 billion hit on Archegos”