HONG KONG, March 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As financial markets race toward an increasingly electronic future, Credit Suisse continues to lead the way with technologies that bring speed, efficiency and versatility to its clients. This year at Credit Suisse's 14th Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong, participants will get a firsthand look at the range of solutions emanating from Credit Suisse PLUS, the investment bank's innovative source of client-focused electronic solutions that span research, analytics and trading.
Credit Suisse delivers powerful financial tools that help clients make and execute the right trading decisions. They range from extremely powerful mortgage analytics on the client's desktop, to sophisticated foreign exchange options trading in the palm of their hand on the iPad and iPhone. The Asian Investment Conference will present a select lineup of recently developed and updated products and services for clients:
Credit Default Swap Trading on Bloomberg Professional®
In another industry leading move for Credit Suisse, the bank recently introduced electronic trading of Single Name Corporate and Sovereign CDS on the Bloomberg Professional®service. This followed the bank's introduction of electronic CDS Index trading in 2010, and gives clients the ability to execute fully electronic trades with Credit Suisse's Credit Derivatives desk on any desktop computer via "Bloomberg Anywhere" by going to CSDS < GO >. Credit Suisse trades iTraxx European CDS indices and U.S. CDX indices, single name European Sovereign CDS and European industrial, telecom, media, technology and utility credits. Growth in trading volumes and liquidity has been extremely rapid, and Credit Suisse aims to add new sectors and regions in 2011.
Credit Suisse Onyx
In mid-2010, Credit Suisse became the first major primary dealer to offer clients direct access to sophisticated algorithmic trading of U.S. cash Treasuries and futures, and more recently added outright trading of cash Treasuries on Credit Suisse Onyx. Clients can now choose their price and execute with the speed, liquidity and technology that were once available only to the largest dealers, providing them a powerful alternative to traditional request-for-quote systems. At this year's Asian Investment Conference, visitors to the mobile device kiosk will get an exclusive sneak peak at the Onyx Mobile Companion concept iPad application, which will bring interest rate strategies to clients wherever they are.
Credit Suisse Mortgage Backed Securities Analytics
In 2010, Credit Suisse took a major step to improve transparency in the mortgage market and add value for investors by making its industry-leading MBS analytics available directly to clients. Mortgage-backed securities are a staple of fixed income investing, and yet navigating the market requires sophistication in modeling and analysis. Credit Suisse MBS Analytics bring the unparalleled models of the world's top MBS trading house directly onto clients' desktops. The intuitive and highly customizable interface offers fast results, enabling investors to make quick and well-informed trading decisions. This is not a watered down version of Credit Suisse's internal modeling and pricing technology, it is the technology that guides our traders, and it is placed right on the desktop of our clients.
Strength in Emerging Markets
Credit Suisse's focus on analytics and execution extends to Emerging Markets with numerous electronic trading capabilities including execution for hard currency bonds, iTraxx Sovx CEEMEA index and Turkish T-bills. Our recently updated and enhanced Emerging Markets pages on Bloomberg Professional® at CSEM < Go > provide access to a comprehensive overview of global markets with pricing across bonds, swaps, FX and credit derivatives for LATAM, CEEMEA and APAC regions. Additionally, our award-winning Locus and Research & Analytics tools provide a full suite of EM-specific market monitors, relative value analytics and CS premier credit, sovereign and economics research with the key EM indicators available as indices (CSEMLC and EMCROP) that combine our market expertise with our global execution capability.
Credit Suisse Research App
Credit Suisse's Fixed Income and Equity Research departments recently launched a universal app for iPad and iPhone that provides institutional clients with a flexible and dynamic new channel for accessing the bank's world-class financial research. The Credit Suisse Research App, which can be downloaded for free from the App Store, offers subscribed Credit Suisse clients the ability to download research reports from the bank's Equity and Fixed Income Research departments. Clients can locate research by searching or subscribing to feeds which are organized using a variety of categories including product area, sector, strategy, or most read in order to streamline content delivery. The app supports multiple media types and offers clients the convenience of reading research offline by transferring reports to various readers, including iBooks.
Today's challenging environment for trading foreign exchange options requires an execution platform that gives traders a competitive advantage. Merlin FX is our award-winning platform that enables fast and efficient trading of everything from vanilla options to exotic products and complex strips, with an intuitive interface that gives clients the same tools as Credit Suisse's own traders. Recently, Credit Suisse literally put FX options into the hands of clients by introducing the Merlin iPhone app, which is available from the Apple App Store. With the app, traders can price and execute vanilla and first generation exotics, as well as view live volatility surfaces, from anywhere, with round-the-clock support from Credit Suisse.
From simple FX spot, forward, swap and futures execution to market-leading algorithms, clients require the sophistication and ease-of-use that Credit Suisse's PrimeTrade FX offers. With its exceptionally wide range of product and coverage choices, including commodities and NDFs and leading-edge pricing logic, PrimeTrade FX enables clients to trade on streaming executable rates in one or two clicks or let the system algorithmically devise an execution plan that seeks the best return on the flow in all market conditions. Alternatively, clients can tailor trading strategies to their exact instructions using Advanced Execution Services (AES) FX algorithms.
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 50,100 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.
In its Investment Banking business, Credit Suisse offers securities products and financial advisory services to users and suppliers of capital around the world. Operating in 57 locations across 30 countries, Credit Suisse is active across the full spectrum of financial services products including debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, investment research, and correspondent and prime brokerage services.
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