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Credit Suisse overhauls investment banking division

Credit Suisse announced changes in its organizational structure and to its Executive Board effective November 30. The Private Banking and Asset Management Divisions will be combined to form the Private Banking & Wealth Management Division. Hans-Ulrich Meister and Robert Shafir will partner in leading this division.Hans-Ulrich Meister will be Head of Private Banking with responsibility for running the Swiss franchise and the Private Banking client businesses in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Robert Shafir will be Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management Products. The Investment Banking securities platform in Switzerland will be moved into Private Banking & Wealth Management and report to Robert Shafir and to Hans-Ulrich Meister. Eric Varvel and Gael de Boissard will partner in leading the Investment Banking Division. Eric Varvel will continue to lead and oversee the management of the Equities & Investment Banking Department businesses. Gael de Boissard will focus on the management of the Fixed Income Department. The changes announced today mean that the roles of dedicated CEO Asia Pacific and EMEA no longer exist. Osama Abbasi and Fawzi Kyriakos-Saad, who serve as CEOs for those two regions, are leaving the firm.