Citi’s presence in Switzerland dates back to May 1963 with the opening of a corporate banking branch, Citibank N.A. in Geneva. The Zurich branch followed in 1966.
In 1979, Citi established a Swiss bank to serve the private banking needs of affluent individuals. Today, this FINMA-regulated bank is known as Citibank (Switzerland) AG. In December 1982, Confidas Finance et Placement SA was founded in Geneva to provide trust and private investment company services. In November 1999, the name was changed to CitiTrust (Switzerland) Limited, and is now headquartered in Zurich.
Citi Switzerland is the financial partners of choice for corporations, institutions and ultra-high-net-worth private clients. Our global presence allows us to anticipate, identify and understand trends in the global market place and act on them for the benefit of our clients. Our geographic reach and embedded local presence in more than 100 countries create a true competitive advantage that no other bank today can match. Citi is one of the most active and best represented foreign banks in the country across our offices in Zurich and Geneva.
Citi Private Bank
Citi Private Bank provides personalized wealth management services for our affluent clients including many of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, families and senior corporate executives. With 60 offices in 23 countries, Citi Private Bank is one of the world’s most global private banks. Through the Swiss Private Bank, Citi serves ultra-high-net-worth individuals globally with a full suite of products and services including deposits, custody, managed portfolios, funds, investment advice, margin lending, real estate investment and finance, structured finance, foreign exchange, derivatives, structured products, trusts and private investment companies (through CitiTrust) as well as art advisory.
Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory
Citi is a leading financial services provider to top-tier multinationals, financial institutions and public sector entities in Switzerland. With a strong team on-the-ground, our Corporate Banking team provides comprehensive coverage and support on complex financial and global issues facing our clients. On the Investment Banking front, we provide comprehensive sector and product coverage as well as execution excellence on event driven situations such as M&A or capital market transactions. The integrated nature of our businesses and broad set of services offered by Citi allows us to deliver innovative solutions to our clients.
Markets and Securities Services
Through Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Citi holds a Broker/Dealer license and offers a wide array of products to Swiss-based institutional clients, including equities, derivatives, commodities, fixed income, structured products, foreign exchange, custody and security services.
Treasury and Trade Services
Citi’s Treasury and Trade Services is a leading provider of integrated transaction banking solutions covering cash management and trade services. Our global platform is unique and provides our clients tools to effectively manage their securities portfolios, financial positions, working capital and supply chains globally.
WeatlhBriefing Swiss Awards
Best Foreign Private Bank (2019, 2018)
Best Family Office Offering (2019, 2018)
Best UHNW (International) Team (2019, 2018, 2017)
Private Banking International Switzerland Awards
Outstanding Private Bank Switzerland—International Player (2018)
Outstanding UHNW Offering in Switzerland (2017, 2016)
The Banker Deals of the Year 2018
Best Equity Deal: Sika $1.3 billion Convertible Bond
Global Finance Magazine
Best Digital Bank Award 2018