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Credit Suisse adds veteran Eric Varvel as global head of asset management

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Credit Suisse has appointed Eric Varvel to its international wealth management division, effective 1 June , 2016 as the successor to Bob Jain, global head of asset management. He will report to Iqbal Khan, CEO of international wealth management. 

A twenty-five year veteran of Credit Suisse, Varvel has held several senior roles at the company, including in the Asia Pacific region.

Iqbal Khan, CEO of International Wealth Management, says: “We are delighted to have such an accomplished senior leader to head our Asset Management business and look forward to working with him in this capacity. We are confident that his global experience, track record and expertise will significantly contribute to the further development of our Asset Management franchise and to the achievement of our ambitious goals. Eric’s strong relationships with many strategic clients will be a great benefit not only to the Asset Management business, but also to the IWM division overall.”

Global Asset Management has a strong US-based Alternative Investments footprint, combined with a leading Swiss-based Core Investments business and a solid foundation in emerging markets. Eric Varvel will be instrumental in growing our Alternative Investments franchise, fostering the partnership with the Swiss Universal Bank to further strengthen our position in Switzerland and accelerating the business’ growth in emerging markets and Europe.

Varvel has more than 25 years of experience at Credit Suisse. He served as a member of the Executive Board from February 2008 to October 2014. During this period, he held senior roles including CEO of the Investment Bank, and CEO of the Asia Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to his appointment to the Executive Board, he was the Co-Head of the global Investment Banking division, where he was based in New York. Before that, Varvel spent 15 years building Credit Suisse’s footprint in the Asia Pacific region in a variety of senior roles, including Head of Investment Banking, Head of Emerging Markets Coverage and Head of Fixed Income Sales and Corporate Derivative Sales. During that time, he was based in Tokyo, Jakarta and Singapore. Most recently, Varvel served as Chairman of the Emerging Markets and Sovereign Wealth Funds and a senior advisor to the CEO.

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