History of Vontobel

2017 Vontobel Swiss Wealth Management opens a branch in New York.

Vontobel enters the French and Dutch market for leverage products.
2016 Vontobel acquires Vescore AG.

Vontobel enters the Italian market for leverage products.

Vontobel present in Lugano with a branch office (formerly Finter).

Honorary Chairman Dr Hans J. Vontobel dies at the age of 99.
2015 Acquisition of Bank Finter, Zurich.

Acquisition of majority stake in TwentyFour Asset Management LLP, London.
2014 Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors opens an office in Geneva.

Vontobel acquires derivative.com AG.
2013 Vontobel and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) sign an agreement to form a strategic alliance.

Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors opens an office in Dallas.
2012 Founding of Vontobel Financial Products (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.

Founding of Vontobel Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. in Hong Kong.
2010 Opening of branches of Bank Vontobel AG in Basel and Bern.

Founding of Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG in Zurich.
2009 Acquisition of Commerzbank (Switzerland) AG and integration into Bank Vontobel AG.

Bank Vontobel Europe AG, based in Munich and with branches today in Frankfurt and Hamburg, receives a full banking license for Germany.
2008 Founding of Vontobel Financial Products Ltd. in Dubai.

Founding of Vontobel Asia Pacific Ltd. in Hong Kong.
2007 Opening of a subsidiary of Vontobel Europe SA in London.
2006 Majority stake purchased in Harcourt Investment Consulting AG (full ownership achieved in 2011).

Acquisition of the brokerage and corporate finance activities of Lombard Odier & Cie by Bank Vontobel AG.
2005 Founding of Vontobel Financial Products GmbH, Frankfurt.
2004 Expansion of cooperation between Vontobel and the Raiffeisen Group: Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative acquires a 12.5% stake in Vontobel Holding AG.
2003 Building up Asset Management in Milan.
2002 Building up Asset Management in Frankfurt.

Opening of a branch of Bank Vontobel Österreich AG in Munich.
2001 Introduction of the single-class registered shares of Vontobel Holding AG.

Founding of Vontobel Luxembourg SA, today named Vontobel Europe SA, based in Luxembourg with branches in London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm and Vienna.

Opening of a branch of Bank Vontobel AG in Lucerne.
2000 Name change from Bank J. Vontobel & Co. AG to Bank Vontobel AG.

Opening of Bank Vontobel (Liechtenstein) AG in Vaduz.
1999 Founding of Vontobel Securities AG in Cologne, integrated into Bank Vontobel Europe AG in 2010.
1996 Building up Asset Management in Vienna.
1995 Majority stake purchased in Bankhaus Berger & Comp. AG, Salzburg (full ownership achieved in 1998), today named Bank Vontobel Österreich AG, based in Salzburg with a branch in Vienna.
1993 Majority stake purchased in Banque Tardy, de Watteville & Cie SA, Geneva (full ownership achieved in 2000 and integration into Bank Vontobel AG in 2009).
1991 Founding of the Vontobel Fund (SICAV) in Luxembourg.

Founding of Vontobel Fund Management SA in Luxembourg, integrated into Vontobel Europe SA in 2011.
1990 Founding of the firm known today as Vontobel Fonds Services AG.
1988 Founding of Vontobel Asset Management AG, integrated into Bank Vontobel AG in 2008.
1986 Listing of the bearer shares of Vontobel Holding AG on the Zurich Stock Exchange (today, the SIX Swiss Exchange).
1984 Transformation of the limited partnership J. Vontobel & Co. into the limited liability corporation J. Vontobel & Co. AG.

Founding of Vontobel USA Inc. (today, Vontobel Asset Management Inc.), based in New York.
1972 Dr. Hans-Dieter Vontobel, grandson of Jakob Vontobel and son of Dr. Hans Vontobel, joins the bank.
1943 The son of Jakob Vontobel, Dr. Hans Vontobel, joins the company.
1936 Jakob Vontobel takes over the brokerage firm Haeberli & Cie. and establishes the limited partnership J. Vontobel & Co.
1924 Brokerage firm F.E. Haeberli & Cie founded in Zurich.