What Credit Suisse's 173 new managing directors say about working there

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Credit Suisse MD promotions 2018

There aren't many new MDs inside.

It's promotion season in investment banks. Following on from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citi and Barclays, Credit Suisse has become the latest bank to release the names of its all-new managing directors. The 173 lucky people are listed below along with their job titles and location (where publicly available).

Credit Suisse paid its average London material risk taker - a proxy for a managing director - $1.3m for 2017. If you aspire to make that kind of money and become a managing director at Credit Suisse, today's list has a few helpful pointers.

Firstly, it's going to help a lot if you work in wealth management. - At least 20% of the MDs whose jobs are listed below are working in wealth management and the actual number is likely to be a lot higher. By comparison, front office global markets professionals only account for around 12% of the total and investment bankers (M&A and capital markets) account for around 15%.

Secondly, if you're going to make MD you probably want to be based in Switzerland, because it is here that CS MDs are grown in the largest numbers. At least 30% of this year's MDs appear to be based in Credit Suisse's home country, with around 16% in London, 20% in the U.S., and the rest in Asia and elsewhere. This partly reflects Credit Suisse's decision to cut London headcount by 30% in 2015, but it may also be because London has traditionally been skewed towards the global markets business which is somewhat out of favour. 

Thirdly, if you do want to make it to the top in an investment banking at Credit Suisse, it's going to help if you work in leveraged finance. Following last year's decision to grow the leveraged finance business globally, Credit Suisse has promoted at least eight leveraged finance professionals in the latest MD round.

Fourthly, despite being all about increasing its equities sales and trading market share in the years to come, Credit Suisse hasn't promoted many equities at all professionals this year. Steven Jorgensen, the co-head of equity derivative flow sales for EMEA is on the list, as are David Cohen (an equity flow salesman), William Bors (an equity sales trader) and Neil Glynn, an equity researcher. Mostly though, CS equities professionals seem to have been overlooked. This might be because the bank has hired over 50 people in equity derivatives and over 10 researchers in the past few years, and is waiting for tangible results before handing out promotions.

Lastly, if you want to make managing director at Credit Suisse, you absolutely do not need to be in the front office.  While banks like Goldman Sachs focus on promoting revenue earners to managing director, Credit Suisse's list below is striking for the number of compliance, risk, technology, legal, finance and HR people who are included. It might even be said that you have greater chance of getting to the top at CS now if you're in a support function than if you work on the front line in global markets in London....

Credit Suisse MD list 2018 

Adam Roberts-Thomson Head of APAC financing, Australia

Adil Verani Program Sales trading, Hong Kong

Allen Cermak Leveraged finance, New York

Alexander Tyo Head of US rates flow trading, New York

Alexandrine Kiechler  CEO of Credit Suisse Investment Foundations

Alexis Baumont  Fixed income, Switzerland

Andreas Roth  Portfolio manager, Switzerland

Andrew Duff  -

Andrew Lai Singapore

Angeline Aw Director investment banking country coverage, Singapore

Anita Antonopoulos  Private banking, Switzerland

Annabel Morris  Global head of recruitment for corporate functions, London

Antonio Limones  ECM director, London. 15.5 years

Antony Fisher  Global head of international trading solutions operations, London

Ashley Lam -

Barbara Capobianco  Head of weath management operational risk, Zurich

Bill Wang -

Bruno Bischoff  Head of sustainability affairs, Zurich

Christian Hübner  Chief risk officer for Switzerland, Zurich

Christophe Bonjour  Regional head of wealth management, Switzerland

Christopher Schofield  -

Christopher Doolin Chicago

Chris Pollard -

Connor O’Keeffe  Private funds group, London

Conor Stransky Investment banking, New York

Conrad Bruggisser  Zurich

Craig Jeffers Leveraged finance, New York

Cyril Yip Product control, Singapore

Dabby Leung -

Daniel Monckton  London

Daniel Rupli  Head of single security research, equity and credit, Zurich

Daniela Nievergelt  Head of regulatory policy, Zurich

David Cohen  Equity derivative flow sales, London

David Mechlin New York

David Rabuano -

Diego Discepoli  Head of EMEA IG and EM Credit Sales, London

Dominique Schwitz  Teamleader Single Family Offices, Premium Clients at Credit Suisse

Drew Shoemaker Head of global markets regulation

Edouard Kohler  Head Advisory & Sales International Private Clients, IWM, Zurich

Edward Hope  Head of UK Solutions, London

Eduardo Lapina -

Elena Hainaut  Geneva

Eleonore Dachicourt Head of products Asia, ex-Japan. Singapore

Erik Morris  Head of EMEA investment banking and capital markets, legal

Erik Nijssen  Strategic advisory

Eugenio Giancotti  Head of Investment Consultants for UHNWI and HNWI Emerging Europe at Credit Suisse, Switzerland

Fahad Al-Ebrahim  International wealth management, Kuwait

Franck Bataille  Head of European credit sector strategy, Paris

François Schnyder  Head of strategic resolution unit, Switzerland

Gary Katz Investment banking, New York

Gavin Kelly  Director of financial planning and analysis, Zurich

Georges El Khoury  Private banking UAE

George Geotes Agency CMBS, New York

Germane Wee Singapore

Giorgio Valle Principal equity investments, Singapore

Girish Anthur Head of core platforms private banking technology, Singapore

Gregory Rye  Leveraged finance, London

Guido Niffenegger  Head of the Zurich region for wealth management

Gustavo Azevedo Private banking, Brazil

Holger Inhester  CFO Trust group, Zurich

Ian Blair  Global Head of Surveillance:Trade/E Comms/Voice, London

Igor Rena Cardoso  Chief technology auditor, Zurich

Ilya Feldman New York

Javier Nardiz  Financial consultant, Spain

Jeans Wang Equity capital markets, Hong Kong

Jeremy Duksin Sales and distribution, private fund group, New York

John Katsikoumbas  Leveraged credit trading, London

Jonathan Tse  Electronic trading, product development and quantitative research, London

John Hoffman New York

Jos Hehenkamp  Head Product Development & Platform at Credit Suisse Asset Management Switzerland & EMEA, Zurich

José Arcilla  Head Investment Advisory Institutional Clients Zurich

Julien Binnie  Director, Global Head of Market, Credit, Enterprise Risks for the Strategic Resolution Unit Division

Igor Rena Cardoso Chief auditor, technology, New York

Katrina Glover COO Australia

Kathrin Wehrli  Head Products & Services, Zurich

Laith Al Kurdi  Private banking UAE

Lars Moeller  Debt capital markets. Corporate coverage responsible for Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Nordics. London

Lea Blinoff  Head of UHNW Entrepreneurs & Real Estate Group

Leonardo Mayer New York

Lillian Liao Singapore

Lokesh Khiani  Zurich

Luis Macias Mexico

Nicholas Markson Head of banking group legal EMEA. London

Lynn Honkanen Chief Operating Officer, New York

Maarten Swart  Director IBD, Head of IBCM Netherlands

Marc von Widekind  Head of digital delivery, Zurich

Marcus Lutz  Head of compensation management, private banking, Zurich

Maria Nacheva  Finance business partner, Zurich

Marc Buchli Private banking, Singapore

Marcello Chilov Private banking, Brazil

Marcus Linfoot Head of credit risk review, APAC and EMEA, Singapore

Mandy Loo Private banking, Hong Kong

Mark Green  Credit products COO, London

Mark Wilson  Chief data officer, compliance, London

Martial Décoppet  Responsible for the Vaud region

Martin Lamb Real estate, New York

Mary Kate Wynperle New York

Masahito Shimada Head of equity capital markets, Japan

Masashi Washida  Head of EMEA securitized products finance, London

Mascha Zaugg Portmann  Switzerland

Mathias Ordody  Zurich

Matthew Cattee  US credit repo trader, London

Matthew Masso Head of commercial real estate finance, New York

Meryl Sullivan Rate sales, New York

Michael Comisarow Investment banking, Canada

Michael Jacob Latin American loan syndication, New York

Michele Van Tassel New York

Mohammed Patel  EMEA head of flow financing, London

Neil Glynn  Head of European Transport Equity Research and Global Transport Research Co-ordinator, London

Nevin Bhatia DCM, leveraged finance, New York

Nicholas Markson  Head of banking group legal EMEA. London

Nikhil Singhvi Technology, New York

Niklaus Boser  Legal and compliance

Özgür Arzik  Cluster head, international wealth management, Zurich

Pablo Carrasco  Head EAM Business UK & Emerging Markets, Singapore

Paolo Roncati  Head of the family office and coprorate advisory team, Milan

Patrick No Head of financial sponsors Asia

Paul Norris  Global head of treasury IT, Zurich

Pauline Cahill  Director of strategic recruitment, London

Pawel Kowalski  Leveraged finance, London

Peter Cross Renewable energy finance, New York

Philippe Herminjard Private banking, Hong Kong

Qing Wang Quant trader, Hong Kong

Rafael Abati  Head of M&A for Iberia, Madrid

Rafael Gross Private banking, Brazil

Ralf Hippenmeyer  Head of structured finance, Zurich

Ravi Venkataraju  Zurich

Reinhard Mues  Head of private banking, Credit Suisse Austria

Reynard Cheng London

Richard Sehayek  Global head of fund linked products financing and head of UK and Ireland structured sales, London

Robert Leichtner VP product development New York

Robert Taylor  Head of Enterprise and Operational Risk management and COO at Credit Suisse

Robert Wartchow  Leveraged finance, London

Ross Whittaker Head of electronic trading, Japan

Romain Pointurier New York

Russell Gale  -

Ryan Bondroff Healthcare investment banking, New York

Ryan Williams Leveraged finance, New York

Sabine Barbier-Goldman Head Supplier Risk and Control & Head Policy Governance Efficiency Management, New York

Sandro Kutschera  Markets, Switzerland

Sanjay Advani  -

Sébastien Pesenti  Private clients, Italy

See Bing Lim APAC Lead for Risk and Finance Data Analytics and Reporting, Singapore

Serge Yokoyama  Private clients. Switzerland

Simon Booth  Chief auditor for risk, London

Shivam Gupta -

Stefan Rauch  Zurich

Stephen Ju Technology analyst, New York

Steven Jorgensen  Co-head of equity derivative flow sales, EMEA. London

Steven Rosen New York

Stewart Finlay  Head of market risk IT

Stuart Crabtree  Responsible for the risk management and pricing of FX exotics derivatives and structured products, London

Sven-Christian Kindt  Private equity investments, Zurich

Tanvi Singh  Head of analytics, compliance and regulatory, Zurich

Tariq Hasan  Trading capital and fund management, Zurich

Teddy Swigert Los Angeles

Thomas Geiser  Head of Group Management Reporting, Zürich

Thomas Wechsler  -

Timothy Joyce  Head of London FX trading. London

Tim McKessar TMT banking Australia

Tim Tu Head of structuring for greater China, Hong Kong

Tom Koffer Global Head of Anti-Corruption & Economic Sanctions Compliance, New York

Tracy Watkinson  COO and Program Director, London

Urs Burgherr  Head of employment law Switzerland

Urs Widmer  Head Credit Risk Management IWM International, Switzerland

Valerie Philips  COO for CRO change, risk division, Switzerland

Vamil Divan Senior research analyst, New York

Vik Bali COO, private banking, developed and emerging Asia, Singapore

Vincent Tay -

Wang Xue -

William Bors Equity sales trader, New York

Will Lau Global head of IT sourcing, New York

Winson Toh Compliance, Singapore

Yair Oshman  Origination, structuring and placement of Structured Financing Solution, London.

Yiping Li COO, asset management Luxembourg

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