With more than 1, 400 staff and more than CHF 48 billion in assets under management, Crédit Agricole (Suisse) S.A. is one of Crédit Agricole S.A. Group's major international entities and the main Private Banking operation in the network.
The result of successive mergers with several long established Swiss banks, and the richer for it from a competencies viewpoint, the institution ranks amongst the leading foreign banks in Switzerland in terms of assets under management, net income, capital and headcount. This shows its commitment to and its constant development in Switzerland for over 130 years.
Headquartered in Geneva, the Bank has four branches in Switzerland - Basel, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich - and numerous international business locations, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Beirut, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Montevideo, Nassau, Singapore and Tel Aviv. Traditionally located in regions with different cultures and languages, Crédit Agricole (Suisse) S.A. has developed a customer driven approach and a sharp sense of human contact. These essential qualities enable it to understand customers' expectations and to suggest the solutions best adapted to their requirements.
The Bank is active in four areas: Private Banking under “Crédit Agricole Private Banking” brand, Transactional Commodities Finance as well as Commercial Banking and Capital Market operations under “Crédit Agricole CIB” brand and Business Process Outsourcing (outsourcing of IT and backoffice operations to other private banks).
International Private Banking
Crédit Agricole Suisse Private Bank
To better meet the expectations of our high net worth customers, we offer them several management options: discretionary, under mandate and advisory based.
Our wealth management officers have all the competencies and resources necessary to meet their clients' requirements: international research provided by the Crédit Agricole Group, a permanent link with the main financial centres, leading edge logistics, technological and IT resources.
The Crédit Agricole Private Banking Services Logistics Centre provides vital support for the Bank's businesses. It acts as the IT processing and back office hub for subsidiaries of the Crédit Agricole Group's international private banking arm. It also provides non-Group banks in Switzerland and abroad with a full range of outsourcing services for their IT and back office requirements. A total of 25 banks have over CHF 110 billion in client assets managed through the proprietary S2i system.
Crédit Agricole (Suisse) S.A. offers its customers high performance wealth management and a broad spectrum of innovative services:
- discretionary management,
- securities advisory and structured products,
- investment funds,
- engineering and business financing,
- financial planning,
- property loans,
- private equity,
Crédit Agricole (Suisse) S.A. also makes available to its clients an Internet Banking tool as part of their banking relation with consultation, transaction and information functionalities.
Corporate and Investment Banking
Capital markets activities are geared to a customer portfolio of major corporates and institutionals including a broad range of standard or structured market products, concerning particularly:
- interest rates,
Transactional Commodity Finance & Commercial Banking
Apart from private customers, companies are also assisted in their international development through two main services: transactional commodity finance (oil and by-products, soft commodities and metals) and commercial banking:
Corporate and Investment Banking
A team is dedicated to the clientele of major Swiss corporates. This team coordinates Crédit Agricole CIB's offering for the benefit of its clients in Switzerland devising solutions for their development issues:
- capital markets hedging and funding activities,
- structured finance,
- global investment banking: M&A advisory and equities markets,
- corporate banking and loan syndication,
- equity brokerage through CA Cheuvreux and CLSA.