Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services worldwide. It operates through Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, and Investment Banking & Capital Markets segments. The company offers advisory and financial solutions, such as structured advisory, investment advisory, discretionary asset management, mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate sales and restructurings, divestitures, takeover defense strategies, equity and fixed income sales, trading, debt and equity securities, spin-offs, debt and equity underwritings, private placements, and derivative products, as well as proprietary and third-party products and services. It also provides traditional and structured lending, payment, foreign exchange, capital goods leasing, trade finance, export finance, factoring, ship and aviation finance services; and fund solutions and fund-linked services. In addition, the company offers investment solutions and services to pension funds, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations, and individuals; and global securities sales, trading and execution, prime brokerage, and investment research services. It operates 401 offices and branches. The company offers its products and services to private, corporate, institutional, ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, institutional clients, and financial institutions, as well as affluent and retail clients. Credit Suisse Group AG was founded in 1856 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.