Joachim H. Straehle, CEO
It started with a sense of conviction: that our industry could do better. Having spent their working lives in private banking, the founders of EFG felt that the crucial importance of human relationships was being overlooked. Today, as when the business started, Client Relationship Officers at EFG are driven by one imperative: to create the best possible solutions for our clients.
In 1995, the business opened its first office in Zurich. From a standing start, EFG has grown to an international private bank, and in 2016, we made a major step forward with the acquisition of BSI, one of the oldest private banks in Switzerland.
Together, EFG and BSI are forming a strong pure play Swiss private bank of substantial scale. Headquartered in Zurich, the combined group has strong roots in all language regions of Switzerland and a network spanning Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East.
A new and promising era for our bank has started. With the integration of BSI, we will build on our combined wealth management expertise and our entrepreneurial spirit, knowing that getting things right for our clients is all that matters for success.
Joachim H. Straehle, CEO of EFG International