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Private Banking & Wealth Management

Serving the needs of more than two million clients around the globe.

Private Banking & Wealth Management offers comprehensive advice and a wide range of financial solutions to private, corporate and institutional clients. We offer our clients a distinct value proposition, combining global reach with a structured advisory process and access to a broad range of comprehensive products and services.

Strategic Assets under Management (in CHF billion) 

Key Figures Private Banking & Wealth Management

  • 26,100 employees1
  • 28.2 billion net new assets in CHF
  • 3,726 million strategic income before taxes in CHF

1) Full-time equivalents, including Shared Services employees who work for Private Banking & Wealth Management.

Our Private Banking & Wealth Management division is comprised of our Wealth Management Clients, Corporate & Institutional Clients and Asset Management businesses. In our Wealth Management Clients business, we continued to make progress towards our goal of becoming the leading private bank for ultra-high-net-worth (UHNWI) and high-net-worth individual (HNWI) clients globally while efficiently growing our affluent and retail business in our Swiss home market. We further optimized our market footprint by making focused investments in fast-growing emerging markets, capturing growth in select profitable onshore markets and exiting smaller markets. In our Corporate & Institutional Clients business, we maintained and selectively improved our leading position in Switzerland within our aspiration to position ourselves as the “Bank for Entrepreneurs” for our corporate and institutional clients. Internationally, we reinforced our growth strategy by strengthening our presence in the Asia Pacific region, while reducing non-core and capital-intensive business activities, in line with the Group’s objective to further improve capital ratios while investing in profitable growth and increasing efficiency. In our Asset Management business, we made significant progress in our strategy and refocused the business around a boutique model.

Wealth Management Clients

Our Wealth Management Clients business is one of the largest in the international wealth management industry, serving over two million clients, including UHNWI and HNWI clients around the globe in addition to affluent and retail clients in Switzerland. We offer our clients a distinct value proposition, combining global reach with a structured advisory process and access to a broad range of comprehensive products and services. Our global network includes 3,730 relationship managers in 41 countries with close to 300 offices and 21 booking centers. As of the end of 2014, our Wealth Management Clients business had assets under management of CHF 874.5 billion.

Corporate & Institutional Clients

Our Corporate & Institutional Clients business offers expert advice and high-quality services to a wide range of clients, serving the needs of over 100,000 corporations and institutions, mainly in Switzerland, including large corporate clients, small and medium size enterprises (SME), institutional clients, financial institutions, shipping companies and commodity traders. Around 1,800 employees, including 530 relationship managers, serve our clients out of 52 locations. While the Swiss home market remains our main focus, we also continue to build out our capabilities in international growth markets with dedicated teams in Luxembourg, Singapore and Hong Kong. As of the end of 2014, our Corporate & Institutional Clients business reported CHF 376.2 billion of client assets and CHF 68.6 billion of net loans.

Asset Management

Our Asset Management business offers investment solutions and services globally to a wide range of clients, including pension funds, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations and individuals. Our capabilities span across a diversified range of asset classes with a focus on alternative, traditional and multiasset portfolios, in many areas with a broad offering for emerging markets-related investment opportunities. Our Asset Management business had CHF 388.5 billion of assets under management as of the end of 2014. 

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Management

Hans-Ulrich Meister
Head Private Banking & Wealth Management
Chief Executive Officer - Region Switzerland

Robert Shafir

Robert Shafir
Head Private Banking & Wealth Management
Chief Executive Officer - Region Americas