History

A history of entrepreneurship

EFG has a history of entrepreneurship that dates back to when it was established. A former start-up, it has grown and developed into a global bank. A key driver of this success is the fact that our Client Relationship Officers have always viewed themselves as entrepreneurs who are here to serve our clients. They are passionate about cultivating long-term relationships that are founded on trust and they offer hands-on solutions. This approach is one of the hallmarks of EFG and our understanding of private banking – making us a reliable partner to our clients.

 

  • 1995: Establishment of the bank in Zurich by two entrepreneurs with a wealth of experience in Swiss private banking
  • Geographical expansion follows as a result of organic growth and acquisitions 
  • 2005: Listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • 2016: Combination with BSI, one of Switzerland’s oldest banks (founded in 1873 in Lugano) that has a strong tradition of Swiss private banking and a broad international network.