Layoffs Watch '12: Credit Suisse Allows Soon-To-Be Laid Off Employees To Enjoy The Holidays

Light your candles, hang some mistletoe, ring in 2013, and then come back January 2 prepared to clear out your desk.
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Light your candles, hang some mistletoe, ring in 2013, and then come back January 2 prepared to clear out your desk.

Depending on what the House of Dougan is feeling, some people will also get to observe Martin Luther King Day, Groundhog Day, President's Day, and Valentine's Day before being escorted out of the building.

Credit Suisse the second- largest Swiss lender, plans to eliminate 120 jobs in New York City as Chief Executive Officer Brady Dougan pursues plans to reduce expenses. The cuts will take place between Dec. 30 and March 4 at the company’s Madison Avenue offices in Manhattan, the Zurich-based bank said in a notice dated yesterday with the state Department of Labor. The dismissals are part of previously announced cost reductions, according to Jack Grone, a spokesman for the bank. He declined to elaborate on the filing.

Credit Suisse Plans To Dismiss 120 In New York City [Bloomberg]

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Layoffs Watch '12: Credit Suisse

The Swiss bank is not done with its firings. Credit Suisse, the second- biggest Swiss bank, told New York state regulators it will eliminate 126 jobs in Manhattan over the coming months. The dismissals affect offices at 1 Madison Ave. and 11 Madison Ave. and will extend through Aug. 6, the bank wrote in a Department of Labor filing. The firm decided last year to scale down its investment bank and said it would cut 3,500 jobs. [Bloomberg]

Layoffs Watch '12: Credit Suisse

Cuts are going down at the House of Dougan today. From the front lines: "Layoffs started at Credit Suisse this morning, across the investment bank. All levels affected, including a good amount of senior guys." Apparently these reductions are part of a round cuts announced last year and were to be expected (though the "let's have a chat" from HR this morning may still have been a slight surprise for those being asked to take a seat).

Layoffs Watch '12: Credit Suisse

While Brady Dougan is keeping his job, the same cannot be said for 1/3 of European investment bankers. Credit Suisse is to cut senior staff in its European investment banking department by up to a third, three sources familiar with the matter said, as tighter regulation and weak markets hit the sector. "In the European investment banking business, they are going to get rid of 60 directors and managing directors," one source said on Monday. The investment banking department affected advises on mergers and acquisitions, stock market listings, financing and debt issues, as opposed to other areas of the broader investment bank that focus on securities trading. "It is about a third of the directors and 10-15 percent of the MDs," the first source said, referring to what are typically two most senior job ranks in the banking world. The layoffs would happen in July, this person said. The formal redundancy process can last several months. A second source said the cuts could end up affecting 20-30 percent of senior investment banking staff in Europe. Credit Suisse To Make Heavy Job Cuts In Europe [Reuters]

Layoffs Watch '12: Credit Suisse

Cuts were said to have gone down at the House of Dougan this week. "Layoffs at Credit Suisse this week, mostly Wednesday and Thursday. ASO / VP level in IBD groups in New York (TMT, Energy, Industrials, Sponsors)."