Present in Switzerland since 1965, Edmond de Rothschild has further expanded its operations by opening an office in Zurich on 1 July this year. The Group is thus strengthening its offering of private banking and asset management services for German-speaking and international clients.
The Zurich agency marks the Group’s fifth location in Switzerland in addition to Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Fribourg.
“Switzerland is our foremost market in terms of assets under management and client numbers. While traditionally we have concentrated on the French-speaking area and Ticino, we are now determined to grow in the German region where we perceive real market demand,” said Emmanuel Fievet, CEO of Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) SA.
The Zurich agency activities
Edmond de Rothschild boasts a full private banking offering that ranges from investment solutions, portfolio management and risk analysis and control to wealth engineering, corporate finance and access to exclusive opportunities. The Group provides each client with tailored services. “Our approach is based on catering to clients’ individual needs and taking account of their individual risk profiles. What makes us stand out is the power of our brand, the experience of our teams and the quality of our management,” Fievet emphasised.
In asset management the Edmond de Rothschild Group aims to grow its institutional business, mainly with pension funds, vested benefits institutions and insurance companies. It also wants to expand the external distribution of its investment funds. “We have a broad range of products and solutions that can be accessed by all Swiss investors and are capable of meeting their expectations and requirements. In addition we have a line of real estate funds that features the Swiss market and that clients in Zurich have owned shares in since 2012,” said Christian Lorenz, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (Suisse) SA.