Stephen Stonefield, Chairman, Asia Pacific, CSFB

CSFB''s long serving Asian head discusses the firm''s recent acquisition of DLJ and his move to Singapore.

Stephen StonefieldQ The DLJ acquisition took a lot of people by surprise. What have been the synergies in Asia

A In Asia, the synergies have been about the ability to attract some good people mainly in banking and equity research and sales. It's been a good fit for our business. Some people we wanted to hire previously were there and it filled some holes we needed to fill. It was a serendipitous event as far as Asia was concerned. In the US it had a much bigger impact.

Q How many people did DLJ have in Asia

A Excluding DLJ Direct which I will talk about separately about 150. Whereas we have 2,700....

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