Credit Suisse Group AG operates as a financial services company, which provides investment banking and advisory services. It operates through six segments: Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Strategic Resolution Unit. The Swiss Universal Bank segment offers advice and a wide range of financial solutions to private, corporate and institutional clients primarily domiciled in the Group's home market Switzerland. The International Wealth Management division provides private banking financial solutions to wealthy private clients and external asset managers in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. The Asia Pacific division offers integrated private banking and investment banking financial solutions to wealthy individuals, institutional investors and corporate clients in the Asia Pacific region, empowered with the tools of the Group's global resources. The Global Markets division includes a broad range of equities and fixed income products and services and focuses on client driven businesses and supporting the Group's private banking and wealth management businesses and its clients. The Investment Banking & Capital Markets division offers a broad range of investment banking services to corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors and UHNWI and sovereign clients. The Strategic Resolution Unit was created to facilitate the immediate right sizing of the business divisions from a capital perspective and includes remaining portfolios from the former non-strategic units plus transfers of additional exposures from the business divisions. The company was founded by Alfred Escher on July 5, 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.