Credit Suisse Partners with Bloomberg to Offer AES Options Complex Strategies

Jan 21, 2010, 10:32 ET from Credit Suisse AG

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Credit Suisse announced today that it has incorporated its AES Options complex algorithms, which includes spread strategies and the ability to delta hedge on the Bloomberg Execution Management System, EMSX<GO>.

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In addition to the AES Options single leg algorithms, these complex order types are accessible to users via the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service. Credit Suisse clients can now access Credit Suisse's full suite of innovative AES Options algorithms through the Bloomberg service.

The options industry has seen record volumes in 2009 and the use of complex strategies has been a driving force in contributing to these unprecedented levels. With the rapid growth in technology and the expansion of the penny pilot program, complex option algorithms can provide access to liquidity as a faster, less expensive solution. These strategies create a powerful and innovative tool while providing an efficient, electronic and anonymous means of execution.

"We are very excited to be the first bank to offer and expand our clients' complex trading capabilities through our integration with Bloomberg," said Gene Choe, Head of AES Options Sales. "Since more of our clients are trading complex order types electronically, it's imperative that we are able to seamlessly integrate our strategies into our clients' workflow, and integration with Bloomberg allows us to do that."

"The improved Bloomberg EMSX now delivers multi-leg options functionality that leverages Bloomberg's core strength in market data, analytics and electronic trading.  All BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service customers now have the ability to implement complex options strategies including delta neutral orders through a highly intuitive interface directly from OMON<GO>.  Customers can analyze pre-trade risk, perform scenario analysis and route orders to both desk and algorithmic destinations.  We are very excited to enrich the Bloomberg offering with such a robust and tightly integrated solution," said Don Carey Global Head of EMSX.

Credit Suisse AG

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 47,400 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.

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