Just as it was expected since early 2016, Credit Suisse closes its Panama advisory office. This decision has nothing to do with the Panama Papers, a scandal started with an unprecedented leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world's fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca.
Until now, Credit Suisse served the Panama Private Banking clients from their offices at the MMG Tower, in Panama City.
In an email, Drew Beson, Vice President, Corporate Communications at Credit Suisse told Funds Society: “Credit Suisse remains committed to Latin America, a key growth region for our private banking and wealth management businesses supported by our market-leading investment bank. By closing our Panama advisory office, we expect to deliver the same high-quality advisory services to clients out of Switzerland and allow Credit Suisse to strengthen presence on local locations with growth prospects. Other local presences in Latin America are not affected.”.