|Credit Suisse||Pictet & Cie||Raiffeisen||J. Safra Sarasin||UBS|
Bank Coop – A universal bank operating across the country. It provides a wide range of banking services for personal customers and small and medium-sized businesses.
Bank J. Safra Sarasin – One of Switzerland's largest private banks. It provides investment advisory and asset management services for private and institutional clients.
Bank Zweiplus is specialized in providing investment and pension advisory services. It operates as a subsidiary of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG.
Bank for International Settlements – An international financial institution which serves as a bank for central banks. It was established in 1930 and is based in Basel, Switzerland.
BSI – A Swiss private bank providing asset management and related services for private and institutional clients. In 2016, it was acquired by EFG International AG.
Clariden Leu was an exclusive Swiss private bank with over 250 years of experience in private banking.
Credit Suisse – One of the leading financial services providers with offices in 50 countries. Its business areas include private banking, wealth management and investment banking. As of November 11, 2016, Credit Suisse had a market capitalization of US$30 billion.
EFG Bank AG is part of EFG International, a global private banking group headquartered in Zurich. It offers private banking services to individuals and institutions.
Falcon Private Bank – One of the leading Swiss private banking boutiques offering products and services to private clients, wealthy families and institutional investors. The Bank accepts deposits of US$5 million and above.
Habib Bank AG Zurich – A commercial bank incorporated in Switzerland. It is privately owned and managed by the Habib family.
Julius Baer – One of the largest private banks in Switzerland. As of June 2016, it had total client assets of CHF 397 billion and assets under management of CHF 311 billion.
Notenstein La Roche Private Bank – A Swiss private bank based in St. Gallen. It operates as a subsidiary of Raiffeisen (Switzerland).
Raiffeisen Schweiz – The third-largest banking group and the leading retail bank in Switzerland. Raiffeisen claims 20 percent of the country’s market share for traditional customer deposits.
Rothschild Bank AG – An independent Swiss bank specializing in private banking and asset management. The Bank is a part of Rothschild Group.
Swiss Bankers Association – The leading site on swiss banking, finance, banking secrecy, private banking and etc.
Swiss National Bank (SNB) – The central bank of Switzerland established in 1907. It manages the gold reserves of Switzerland, which amount to 1,040 tonnes (2016).
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) – One of the major Swiss wealth management banks and a leader in the hedge fund industry. With a Tier-1 ratio of over 22%, UBP is one of the best-capitalized Swiss banks.
UBS Group – A leading global financial services company with operations in more than 50 countries and 59,946 employees (September 2016).
Valiant Holding AG – A Swiss financial services provider. It operates through a network of more than 100 local branches in the Swiss cantons of Aargau, Basel, Berne, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Solothurn, Waandt and Zug.
Vontobel Holding AG provides wealth management services for private and institutional clients. The firm operates in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
Wegelin & Co is the oldest Swiss private bank established in 1741. In January 2012, Wegelin & Co. transferred a majority of clients and staff to Notenstein Private Bank.
WIR Bank – An independent complementary currency system serving small and medium-sized enterprises. Established in October 1934 in Zurich, it has around 60,000 members.
Swiss Cantonal Banks
There are 24 Cantonal banks in Switzerland. They are 100% or majority-owned by the cantons. The banks focus on loans to small and medium-sized companies and retail banking.
|Assets, CHF b, 06/2016||Assets, CHF b, 06/2016|
|Aargauische Kantonalbank (AKB)||25.289||Glarner Kantonalbank||5.179|
|Appenzeller Kantonalbank (APPKB)||3.031||Graubundner Kantonalbank||23.654|
|Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino||13.130||Luzerner Kantonalbank (LUKB)||34.231|
|Banque Cantonale de Fribourg||20.894||Nidwaldner Kantonalbank||4.529|
|Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE)||20.390||Obwaldner Kantonalbank||4.301|
|Banque Cantonale du Jura||2.897||Schaffhauser Kantonalbank||6.856|
|Banque Cantonale du Valais||14.317||Schwyzer Kantonalbank||16.810|
|Banque Cantonale Neuchateloise||10.618||St. Galler Kantonalbank||31.613|
|Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV)||44.747||Thurgauer Kantonalbank||21.428|
|Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank||23.619||Urner Kantonalbank||2.854|
|Basler Kantonalbank (BKB)||38.865||Zuger Kantonalbank||14.492|
|Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB|BCBE)||28.715||Zurcher Kantonalbank (ZKB)||151.611|
Family Owned Swiss Banks
Baumann & Cie
Bordier & Cie
E. Gutzwiller & Cie, Banquiers
Gonet & Cie
Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd
La Roche & Co. merged with Notenstein Private Bank in 2015.
Mirabaud & Cie
Mourgue d'Algue & Cie
Rahn & Bodmer Co.
Reichmuth & Co.
Union Bancaire Privée
Top 10 Banks in Switzerland
Total assets (CHF billion)
|1||UBS Group AG||989.397||942.819||1,062.48||1,013.36||1,259.80||1,416.96|
|2||Credit Suisse Group||821.164||820.805||921.462||872.806||924.28||1,049.17|
|5||Julius Baer Group||87.751||84.116||82.234||72.522||54.821||52.929|
|6||Banque Cantonale Vaudoise||44.747||43.418||41.819||40.454||39.800||37.903|
|9||St. Galler Kantonalbank||31.613||31.189||30.317||27.852||27.638||26.074|
|11||Valiant Holding AG||25.677||25.449||25.266||25.452||25.286||25.215|