Credit Suisse will overhaul the leadership of its investment bank and risk division following the collapse of hedge fund Archegos Capital, which the firm estimates will cost it $4.7 billion.
In a statement on Tuesday, the firm said it would take a hit of 4.4 billion Swiss francs from “the failure by a US-based hedge fund to meet its margin commitments”. The hit will likely undo “the very strong performance that had otherwise been achieved” and set the lender on course for a 900-million-franc loss in the first half of 2021.
Credit Suisse was one of several lenders acting as prime broker for family office Archegos Capital, run by controversial former hedge fund manager Bill Hwang. The firm collapsed last month after several large leveraged bets failed to pay off.