Nicole Brändle earned her masters degree in Economics at the University of Zurich. During and after her studies she worked as an assistant at the Chair for Macroeconomics and Public Finance. In 2005 she started working for the Swiss National Bank as an Economist in the Financial Market Analysis Unit. Since 2008 she works as Senior Economist at Credit Suisse where she is Head of Industry Analysis. Nicole Brändle holds the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).