Former Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório attended England’s defeat in the European Football Championship final at Wembley on the same day he allegedly broke quarantine rules to attend the final of Wimbledon men’s tennis, according to a person briefed on his movements.

Horta-Osório resigned as Chairman of the Board of Credit Suisse last weekend after the bank investigated allegations that he repeatedly broke Covid-19 rules. He had managed just nine months to define the strategy of the struggling Swiss bank, although he had to stabilize it after a series of scandals and disastrous client bankruptcies.

He publicly admitted breaking Swiss quarantine rules, apologizing for what he described as an “unintentional” mistake. However, neither he nor Credit Suisse have commented on the alleged rule breaches in England.

Horta-Osório attended the Wimbledon tennis tournament on July 10-11, 2021, after flying from Switzerland to the UK. At that time, Switzerland was on the UK government’s orange list of countries which required arrivals to self-isolate for 10 days to prevent coronavirus infections.

The banker entertained Credit Suisse clients in the men’s final, in which Novak Djokovic came from a set down to beat Matteo Berrettini, according to an insider.

The Euros culminated later the same Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, with England losing to Italy 3-2 on penalties. Horta-Osório entertained a French Credit Suisse client and the client’s family, but also brought two of his children, using Credit Suisse hospitality tickets that had not been taken, a person familiar with the matter said. him. The Financial Times first reported his attendance at the game.

Banks – and wealth managers in particular – often host high-paying clients at sporting and cultural events to encourage them to stay in business there, although this practice has diminished since the financial crisis.

The Credit Suisse investigation also covered Horta-Osório’s use of the bank’s private jet. The chairman and another senior Credit Suisse executive flew to Singapore for a week of meetings. On the return trip to Zurich, the plane stopped to refuel in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, where Horta-Osório joined his family for a vacation.

The person close to Horta-Osório said an internal Credit Suisse audit found that all of its use of the business jet complied with bank policies.

He will only receive a salary to cover the nine months he worked at the bank, due to Swiss laws prohibiting large “golden parachute” payments for departing bosses. His salary for that period was 3.8 million Swiss francs (£3 million).

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Horta-Osório was born and educated in Lisbon – where he developed a passion for tennis – before embarking on a banking career that saw him move from his native Portugal to Brazil, Spain and then the UK. United, where he was appointed by George Osborne, then Chancellor, to lead Britain’s largest bank, Lloyds Banking Group. He received a salary of over £60million during his decade in charge of Lloyds.

He is now a British citizen and was knighted in June, shortly before alleged quarantine breaches in the UK.

Credit Suisse declined to comment. A Horta-Osório spokesperson declined to comment.