The Bordier Group has held financial records of its profitability since 1844 and has not had a trading loss since 1950.
Very few financial services companies could say the same.
As part of the Bordier Group, Bordier UK has access to more than 175 years of investment experience, and with the Bordier Group having 11 offices in six countries across three continents, we are a member of a truly global business.
We are committed to providing the highest standards of service and investment management solutions to our clients. Our core values are central to our business and our relationships. It is how we do business with each other, our clients and their trusted advisers.
For over 175 years the Bordier Group has remained committed to safeguarding and growing the wealth and assets entrusted to us and to passing these on to future generations.
This ethos of sustainability is applied to all aspects of our business and we recognise that preserving the environment is an integral part of building a better tomorrow for you and your family.
In 2017 we started to explore how we could extend our vision of a sustainable future to the furthest reaches of the globe, and in January 2018 we became a main sponsor of the ‘Under The Pole’ international expedition, working to preserve our oceans and our planet for generations to come.
Read more about the ‘Under The Pole’ expedition below.
‘Under The Pole’
The planet’s oceans are a pivotal natural resource: serving as climate regulators, carbon wells and fishing resources which represent the main source of animal protein for approximately one billion people. Nonetheless, it’s estimated that we have only explored 5% of our oceans and that 90% of subsea species are yet to be discovered.
In becoming an official sponsor of the ‘Under The Pole’ III Twilight Zone expedition, the Bordier Group is making a responsible and sustainable commitment to improving knowledge of the deep-sea environment and the challenges arising from climate change.
Launched in 2010, ‘Under The Pole’ is a fully-fledged business venture, and has gathered more than 100 experts into an interdisciplinary team – from divers, sailors and scientists to mechanics, engineers, photographers, cameramen and doctors. Over three years, they are in turn exploring the Earth’s oceans, starting in the Arctic Ocean before transiting via the Pacific to the Antarctic, and then finally to the Atlantic.
The objective is to participate in a better understanding of the underwater world by studying the impact of global warming on the oceans, with exploration focusing on the so-called ‘Twilight Zone’ – sea beds situated between 50 and 150 metres below the surface level – and about which relatively little is known.
Closer to home, we continually seek out ways to reduce our carbon footprint, making changes in the knowledge that even the smallest action can still play a part in influencing the outcome of climate change.
We strive to make a meaningful impact in our community and pride ourselves in supporting causes where we can see first-hand the positive difference our work has achieved.
Our dedicated, employee led, Charity Committee arranges a variety of fundraising events, actively inviting our team to nominate charities of personal significance to benefit.
Through this and other firm-wide events, our team are encouraged and empowered to continually engage with those in need, whenever they can, ensuring that as firm we remain committed to helping others.
Read more about some of the different projects undertaken by our staff below.
Bordier Bag Drop
Our ‘Operation Bordier Bag Drop’ initiative is designed to help some of the 8,000 homeless individuals living in London. The project enables our team to sponsor, assemble and distribute eco-friendly cotton bags containing a range of essential items to those living rough in our office locale. This unique project, undertaken entirely by staff, proved such a success it has been replicated and met with continued positive reception.
Leading by example our CEO, Jamie MacLeod, and his friend Lieutenant Colonel Nick Woolgar, kayaked 97 miles of the famous and temperamental River Tweed over six days, from source to mouth. The challenge was undertaken in support of the Veterans Aid, a charity which has been helping ex-servicemen and women in crisis since 1932 – in particular those at risk of ending up homeless or sleeping rough – raising over £60,000 to date.
Running for Good
A Bordier Group-wide initiative, the ‘Running for Good’ project encourages employees to participate in seasonal running, swimming and cycling events around the world. With the mantra ‘The more you run, the more good you do’, funds are donated to charity based on the number of kilometres covered.
In 2018, Bordier employees walked, ran and swam a total of 1,073 kilometres, raising over £12,700. The funds raised were donated equally between two deserving charities; the Riding for the Disabled Association and Veterans Aid.
Over the course of four intense days, dedicated staff helped transform the gardens of two houses run by Centrepoint, a charity that provides housing and support for young homeless people across the UK. The gardens provide a place for house meetings and a relaxing environment for the young people to enjoy. The project enabled staff to meet some of the young people staying at the houses, based in North London, together with Centrepoint staff to learn more about the charity.
We continually seek out new projects and opportunities to raise money for worthy causes. In 2020, it is our intention to cycle the distance from our offices on 23 King Street, London, via Bordier offices, to the Bordier office on 83 Talstrasse, Zurich, using stationary bikes. Staff will take turns cycling the 1330 km journey over two weeks, with the route taking us from London to Paris, before working our way to Geneva, Nyon, Bern and finally Zurich. All funds raised will be donated to a charity yet to be named.