Ali Naqvi, head of equity research for Asia ex-Japan, says the bank, which now has onshore coverage in 10 countries, says that offering in the Philippines is a natural progression in the bank's effort to expand its emerging market coverage.
To lead the effort, Credit Suisse hired Gilbert Lopez as a director and head of research for the Philippines. He reports to Naqvi.
Lopez, who has 15 years of research experience, covers banks, conglomerates and property. He moved from Macquarie Securities Philippines. He is a certified public accountant.