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Credit Suisse's Global Financial Strategies Group Releases Framework for Improving the Quality of Decisions

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Credit Suisse's Global Financial Strategies Group Releases Framework for Improving the Quality of Decisions

10:00 EDT Wednesday, May 08, 2013

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Suisse's newly formed Global Financial Strategies Group announced the release of its inaugural publication entitled, "Cultivating Your Judgment Skills ? A Framework for Improving the Quality of Decisions." Authored by Michael Mauboussin, Head of Global Financial Strategies, the report's goal is to provide investors tools and guidance to improve decisions on a day-to-day basis.

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Michael Mauboussin recently rejoined Credit Suisse as a Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Strategies in the Investment Banking division. In his new role, Mr. Mauboussin provides thought leadership and strategy guidance to Credit Suisse clients in the areas of valuation and portfolio positioning, capital markets theory, competitive strategy analysis, and decision making.

The inaugural report "Cultivating Your Judgment Skills" is based on the premise that thoughtful investing requires having some view of the future.  Examining a number of studies and frameworks on the topic of good judgment, the report concludes that sound decision-making requires:

  • Understanding causality
  • Effectively incorporating information from past events to understand present prospects
  • Updating probabilities correctly based on the new arrival information

Prior to his current role Mr. Mauboussin served as Chief US Investment Strategist at Credit Suisse from 1999-2004 and has spent the past nine years as Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. He has authored several widely-read business books focusing on finance, investing, statistical analysis, sports and performance management. Mr. Mauboussin has been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since 1993 and is on the faculty of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing. He has also joined the board of the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

For a copy of "Cultivating Your Judgment Skills ? A Framework for Improving the Quality of Decisions," please contact

Credit Suisse AG Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 46,900 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at

SOURCE Credit Suisse AG

For further information: Katherine Herring, Credit Suisse, +1 212-325-7545,

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