has hired a senior London-based investment banker from
who has worked on several high-profile transactions involving financial companies.
Chris Williams, a 22-year investment banking veteran, recently worked as an adviser to the U.K. Treasury, the Bank of England and the Bank of Ireland, according to an internal Credit Suisse memo announcing the hire. He also advised
on its options prior to its nationalization and
on its bid for
The turmoil among financial companies has created lots of opportunities for the institutions that advise them, creating strong demand for bankers like Williams with expertise in that area. Last year
earned big fees advising financial companies that needed to raise money.
has proven adept at winning such business lately, as
The New York Times
' business blog DealBook pointed out Tuesday. The firm has worked with eight out of 10 U.S. banks that have raised equity following the government's recent stress tests.
A Credit Suisse spokesman confirmed the contents of the memo. A Citigroup spokesman declined to comment.