History

Credit Suisse was founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1856, and currently has operations in 50 countries and 46,840 employees of more than 170 nationalities. Our strategy consists of being one of the global leaders in wealth management, with excellent investment banking capabilities.

Credit Suisse offers its clients a complete line of products and services through its main business divisions: International Wealth Management, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, Global Markets, Swiss Universal Bank, and Asia Pacific.

A success story in Brazil

In 1959, with the opening of a representative office of the then CS SKA, Credit Suisse set a footprint in Brazil. In 1990 Banco de Investimento Credit Suisse First Boston established its operations in the country. In 1998 it acquired Banco Garantia (founded in 1971), becoming one of the largest investment banks in Brazil. Later, in 2006, Credit Suisse acquired Hedging-Griffo (founded in 1981), creating Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo (“CSHG”). Currently, Credit Suisse offers in Brazil a complete line of financial products and services through its local divisions: Wealth Management, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, and Global Markets.

Credit Suisse’s objective is to be the preferred bank of the best entrepreneurs, companies, and investors in Brazil and the trusted advisor of individuals and institutional investors offering a complete line of bespoke financial solutions, according to the needs of each client.

Credit Suisse Brazil’s ratings, assigned to financial institutions in Brazil by Fitch Ratings, have been AAA (bra), stable outlook (long term), and F1+ (bra) (short term), since 2013.

The Real Estate Investments department of Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo (“Real Estate Investments department”) started its operations in 2003, with the objective of providing clients with alternatives for investing in the real estate market through sophisticated structures and instruments in the capital market. Currently, the Real Estate Investments department has eight real estate investment funds (“FII”) focused on the segments of office space and corporate properties, logistics and industrial, urban (mainly for the education and retail segments), real estate receivables, and liquid assets.