Credit Suisse has appointed Julian Mitchell as a director and head of the global capital goods research team, based in New York. In addition, he will lead the US electrical equipment and multi-industry team, which initiated coverage of the sector effective May 10, 2010.

Before rejoining Credit Suisse in April 2010, Mr Mitchell worked as the Asian industrials analyst at Och-Ziff Capital Management. Prior to that, he spent six years as part of an European capital goods team at Credit Suisse in London. In 2000, he began his career in technology research at Goldman Sachs.

Stefano Natella, managing director and global head of equity research for Credit Suisse, said: “We are pleased to welcome Julian to Credit Suisse once again. Capital Goods continues to be one of the most globally integrated market sectors and its rapidly shifting competitive dynamics and diversity of end-markets are sources of potential differentiation for Credit Suisse research.

“Julian’s breadth of knowledge will enhance our capital goods research product offering for clients in every region, while further strengthening momentum across the equity research franchise.”