Switzerland's second-biggest bank, Credit Suisse First Boston, has confirmed former Jardine Fleming chairman Alan Smith will join the company as managing director and vice-chairman for the Pacific region. Mr Smith left Jardine Fleming in September last year after one of its fund managers violated trading rules. Under the terms of his contract with Jardine Fleming, he was not allowed to take up a new position within six months after resigning. He will begin his new job on April 7. 'I don't want to start straight away on April 1 because I'd like to have a clear break between my past position and the new one,' he said. Mr Smith will act as senior banker for arranging financing facilities for regional corporate and government entities in Asia-Pacific. Stephen Stonefield, CS First Boston's Pacific region chairman, said Mr Smith's wide experience would help the company expand its presence in the region. Mr Smith had been chairman of Jardine Fleming since 1994.