5 Takeaways From Credit Suisse’s Earnings

April 21, 2015 10:25 AM

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Credit Suisse posted a sharp gain in first-quarter profit, in the last batch of results to be delivered by departing CEO Brady Dougan. But the results relied in part on a strong performance by Credit Suisse’s investment bank, a business many would be happy to see sharply reduced in the future.

Credit Suisse’s upbeat investment bank result is an interesting development, given that a number of analysts have suggested Mr. Dougan’s successor, Tidjane Thiam, should dramatically scale back the business. Credit Suisse’s capital buffer also decreased slightly, potentially stirring more speculatio...

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