Supplement | HBS Case Collection | August 2011

High Wire Act: Credit Suisse and Contingent Capital (B)

by Clayton S. Rose and Aldo Sesia

Abstract

The B case describes the process and terms of the very successful offerings of contingent capital in February 2011, as well as The Basel Committee's preliminary decision not to allow contingent capital to count as Tier 1 equity.

Keywords: Cost vs Benefits; Decisions; Financial Crisis; Finance; Capital; Financial Instruments; Leadership;

Citation:

Rose, Clayton S., and Aldo Sesia. "High Wire Act: Credit Suisse and Contingent Capital (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 312-008, August 2011.