Credit Suisse Group AG operates as a financial services company, which provides investment banking and advisory services. The company operates through two segments: Private Banking & Wealth Management; and Investment Banking. The Private Banking & Wealth Management segment offers comprehensive advice and a wide range of financial solutions to private, corporate and institutional clients. It operates through three divisions: Wealth Management Clients; Corporate & Institutional Clients; and Asset Management. The Wealth Management Clients division serves UHNWI and HNWI around the globe in addition to affluent and retail clients in Switzerland. The Corporate & Institutional Clients division serves the needs of corporations and institutional clients, mainly in Switzerland. The Asset Management division offers a wide range of investment products and solutions across asset classes and for all investment styles, serving governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide. The Investment Banking segment offers investment banking and securities products and services to corporate, institutional and government clients around the world. Its products and services include debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, M&A advice, divestitures, corporate sales, restructuring and investment research. Its products and services portfolio includes private clients, family offices & ultra high net worth individuals, external asset managers, corporate & institutions, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse Group was founded by Alfred Escher on July 5, 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.