Bordier & Cie is an independent Private Banker established as an unlimited liability partnership in 1844 in Geneva.
Since then, we have grown into an international banking group owned and managed by the fifth generation of the same family.
For the past 170 years, as a family of entrepreneurs, we have helped preserve the wealth entrusted to us by our clients, growing and safeguarding it for future generations.
Who are we?
Our three Partners, namely Grégoire and Evrard Bordier (5th generation of the Bordier family) as well as Michel Juvet, are the engines of our house. They validate the strategic positions and assume the role of leaders and owners.
At Bordier & Cie, the 5th generation of the Bordier family is at the controls today.
The Private Banker’s label
The term “private banker” or “private bankers” (our official name is Bordier & Cie, Private Bankers) is copyrighted in Switzerland. The term “Private Bankers” can only be used by a bank organised in the legal form of a partnership or limited partnership. It differs from other banks which offer wealth management services but take the form of limited companies (SA or Ltd), in which maximum liability is confined to their equity capital. In the case of private bankers, the partners bear unlimited personal liability for all the commitments entered into by their bank.
Our business is about creating invaluable relationships with clients and building strong bonds. In the past, so trusted were our Geneva private banker predecessors that many rose to become advisers to ministers and kings – and some even became ministers! Albert Gallatin became Secretary of State of the US Treasury after negotiating the purchase of Louisiana in the 19th century, Georges Prevost became the Governor General of Canada, Pierre Isaac Telluson became Director of the Bank of England, and Jacques Necker the Minister of Finance under Louis XVI in France, to name a few. The status of partner is handed down from generation to generation with a view to safeguarding the permanence of the business.