Is Credit Suisse Failing? Bank Looking to Raise Capital Following String of Losses

After suffering a number of financial losses over the past several years, Credit Suisse is apparently forced to explore new avenues of raising capital in an effort to boost its financial position.

According to Reuters which cited individuals familiar with the matter, Credit Suisse is looking into boosting its financial buffer by raising over $1 billion in capital, to help recover from billions of dollars in losses last year and a number of financially straining legal problems. To increase its cash position, the bank is mulling selling shares to its wealthier existing shareholders, but isn’t foregoing the option of selling shares to all of its investors.

The people revealed Credit Suisse may also consider selling its asset management division, but added that the bank has yet to finalize any of the potential options. And, if such a transaction was to take place, it wouldn’t occur until sometime in the second half of the year. However, according to an official statement from the bank, no such moves are currently on the table, despite after suffering substantial financial losses in the first quarter of 2022.

Credit Suisse has suffered a number of setbacks over the past year, particularly following billions of dollars in financial losses stemming from poorly executed investments. Making matters worse are multiple legal cases launched against the Swiss bank including a Bermuda court case that could end up costing upwards of $600 million.

Information for this briefing was found via Reuters. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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