When Brady Dougan & co. pleaded guilty to being a Swiss bank earlier this year, it doomed the firm to its worst quarter since the financial crisis. On the other hand, if it weren’t for helping non-Swiss people avoid taxes, there probably wouldn’t even be a Credit Suisse in the first place. So, you know, totally worth it.

The loss of 700 million Swiss francs for the quarter largely reflected a charge of 1.6 billion francs related to the settlement with federal and state authorities in the United States….

The effect of the settlement could also be seen in the bank’s capital ratio, a measure of its financial strength, which fell to 9.5 percent in the second quarter from 10 percent in the first quarter.

Credit Suisse Posts Largest Loss Since 2008 After U.S. Settlement [DealBook]
Credit Suisse Posts Loss After U.S. Settlement [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by Finance Tool | July 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Such a shame. Cue HR for the impending layoffs.

    Whoever winds up being left in commodities(Goldman) when this is all said and done is going to make a shitload of money. After all the M&A calms down things are going to get real real ugly out there. Other than that I remain concern less and bullish

  2. Posted by Empty house | July 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Anybody left to cut at that shop anymore? Seriously what is CS good at nowadays

  3. Posted by CS Alimnus | July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    It hosts really very nice alumni network reunions.