About Vontobel - A woman walking into Vontobel's main building

Get to know Vontobel

We are an international investment firm with Swiss roots.

Empowering investors to build better futures

At Vontobel, our goal is to shape the future. We create and pursue opportunities with determination. We master what we do – and we only do what we master. This is how we aim to get our clients ahead.

A global investment firm with Swiss roots, Vontobel specializes in Private Clients and Institutional Clients. Our success across these areas of investing is driven by a culture of empowerment and a commitment to exceed the expectations of our clients. Vontobel Holding AG shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and majority owned by the founding family – a set up that guarantees both entrepreneurial independence and the diligence and transparency of a listed company.

Our history

In 1936, in the middle of one of the worst economic crises Switzerland has ever experienced, Jakob Vontobel seizes the opportunity and buys the stock exchange agency Haeberli & Cie., founded in 1924. On July 13, 1936, J. Vontobel & Co. is entered in the Commercial Register, its purpose being described as: "Trading in securities and supervision of securities accounts, asset management". His entrepreneurial spirit still characterizes the company today.

Vontobel's corporate history - timeline from 1924 to 2022