Dow Jones Newswires: Credit Suisse CEO Thomas Gottstein to quit after $1.65 billion loss in second quarter

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Stock Market

Credit Suisse AG
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said Wednesday that Chief Executive Thomas Gottstein is leaving the company and will be replaced by Ulrich Koerner as it implements a new comprehensive strategic review after a tough second quarter. The shift comes as Credit Suisse reports its third quarterly loss in a row, with results missing expectations.

The news confirms a story in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday the Mr. Gottstein would leave the troubled lender, after he presided over a series of issues related to the company including the implosions of clients Greensill Capital and Archegos Capital Management in 2021. Mr. Koerner joined Credit Suisse in 2021 as CEO of its asset-management business. The Zurich-based bank reported a net loss of 1.59 billion Swiss francs ($1.65 billion) in the three months to the end of June, compared with CHF253 million profit in the same period last year. “Our results for 2Q 2022 are disappointing, especially in the Investment Bank, and were also impacted by higher litigation provisions and other adjusting items,” Mr. Gottstein said. The performance was also affected by a geopolitical, macroeconomic and market headwinds, including central-bank tightening and inflation, it said. The bank had warned in early June that it expected to post its third quarterly loss in a row amid what it called heightened market volatility. Analysts had expected the company to swing to a loss of just CHF171 million, according to median consensus estimates provided by the company. The bank posted net revenue of CHF3.65 billion, down from CHF5.10 billion in the same period last year, an …

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