StanChart CEO says Credit Suisse bond wipeout had profound impact

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Winters was speaking at a financial forum in Hong Kong.

As part of the deal for UBS to take over Credit Suisse, the Swiss regulator determined that Credit Suisse’s AT1 bonds with a notional value of $17 billion would be wiped out, a decision that stunned global credit markets and angered many holders.

“The issue isn’t do the regulator’s have confidence in our solvency? It’s does the market have confidence in our liquidity?” Winters said, referring to the recent banking crisis in Europe and U.S.