Degroof Petercam celebrates 50 years of activities in Switzerland. In 1967, one year before uniting his brokerage firm with that of Etienne Van Campenhout to create Petercam, Jean Peterbroeck launched his activities in Switzerland in collaboration with CEPA, a securities trader established in Geneva. At the time, the Swiss branch represented a source of diversification of investments for Belgian clients.
Today, Switzerland’s added value has evolved. A team of more than 25 experts assist both private banking and institutional clients in a significant market that is considered to be stable from a political, legal and fiscal perspective.
Philippe Masset, CEO Degroof Petercam: “In contrast to many other foreign groups which decided to leave the country ahead of the automatic information exchange, we are clearly investing in Switzerland and have increased our assets by over 45% over the past five years. ”
Cédric Roland-Gosselin, CEO Degroof Petercam Suisse: “Our strength lies in our understanding of the client’s needs, in our model which allows us to address these needs both in Switzerland and abroad, and in the personal approach we offer. We will continue to build on these strong values and look forward to further grow our presence in the Swiss market. With our clients and with our colleagues. ”
Early 2018, the staff of Degroof Petercam Suisse will move into new offices in the city center of Geneva. Not only does this marks Degroof Petercam’s commitment to the Swiss market, it also shows its ambitions for the future.