Credit Suisse Group AG engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Swiss Universal Bank; International Wealth Management; Asia Pacific; Global Markets; Investment Banking and Capital Markets; and Strategic Resolution Unit. The Swiss Universal Bank segment offers comprehensive advice and financial solutions to private, corporate, and institutional clients in Switzerland. The International Wealth Management segment gives advisory services, and tailored investment and financing solutions to wealthy private clients and external asset managers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The Asia Pacific segment comprises of wealth management, financing, and underwriting activities. The Global Market segment delivers securities sales, trading and execution, prime brokerage, and comprehensive investment research. The Investment Banking and Capital Markets segment covers investment banking services to corporations, financial institutions, and financial sponsors. The Strategic Resolution Unit segment includes non-controlling interest-related revenues and expenses resulting from the consolidation of certain private equity funds and other entities. The company was founded by Alfred Escher on July 5, 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.