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Tidjane Thiam, the former CEO of Credit Suisse, has defended the five years he spent as chief executive at the Swiss lender despite the bank’s setbacks since his departure. “I was extremely tough and I’m quite proud that none of that happened under my watch,” Thiam said at the Financial Times’ Banking Summit last week.

In 2020, Thiam left Credit Suisse in the wake of an explosive corporate spying scandal. One year later, the bank was hit with a record $5.5 billion trading loss due to the collapse of Archegos and was forced to close a $10 billion supply chain finance fund linked to the defunct company, Greensill Capital.

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