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Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) is a New York City based investment banking and financial services firm. It is a division of the Credit Suisse group and in fact will be renamed to Credit Suisse in January 2006. Image File history File links Credit Suisse First Boston logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, and the most densely populated major city in North America. ... Investment banks assist corporations in raising funds in the public markets (both equity and debt), as well as provide strategic advisory services for mergers, acquisitions and other types of transactions. ... Financial services is the largest industry (or category of industries) in the world in terms of earnings (20% of market cap in the S&P 500 in 2004). ... The Credit Suisse Group is the second-largest financial services company in Switzerland, behind longtime rival UBS AG. It was founded in 1856 under the name Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA, Swiss Credit Institution). ...


The firm caters for three different categories of clients: institutional, investment banking, and investment management clients. An institution is a group, tenet, maxim, or organization created by a group of humans. ... Investment banks assist corporations in raising funds in the public markets (both equity and debt), as well as provide strategic advisory services for mergers, acquisitions and other types of transactions. ... Investment management, also called portfolio management or money management, it is a branch of investment analysis that looks into the process of managing money. ...


The institutional clients are served by the following divisions of the bank: CSFB HOLT, Equities, Fixed Income, Life Finance, Prime Services, and Research. The investment banking clients have access to the: Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Private Placement, Leveraged Finance, Industry Experience, and Regional Presence divisions.


The investment management clients side of the bank are looked after by the following branches of the bank: Alternative Capital, Asset Management, CSFB VOLARIS, and Private Client services.


Diversity

Credit Suisse First Boston LLC was named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2004 by Working Mothers magazine.


External link

  • CSFB official site

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