Top Largest Banks in Switzerland

The top largest banks in Switzerland include UBS, Credit Suisse, Pictet & Cie, Luzerner Kantonalbank, Basler Kantonalbank, among others.

UBS is Switzerland's largest bank. Under Swiss company law, UBS is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. UBS is also the largest fund provider in Switzerland and a leading international asset manager, offering a wide range of funds and collective investments.

Credit Suisse is the second largest Swiss bank, offering clients financial advice in all aspects of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse is included in the following sustainability indices: Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Indexes (USA/CH), Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (USA/CH) and FTSE4Good Indexes (UK). The bank has received many awards, some of which include: Best Private Banking Services Overall (Euromoney) , Best Investment Bank for 2009 (Euromoney), Best Overall Trading Group (Credit Investment News), Best Bank in Switzerland (Global Finance), etc.

Founded in Geneva in 1805, Pictet is one of the nation's largest private banks, offering its clients the utmost financial security by having capital adequacy ratios far superior to the legal requirements in Switzerland. Pictet is ranked as one of the leading private bankers in Switzerland and among the premier asset management banks in Continental Europe. It was ranked the worlds' top Global Custodian in the 2010 Global Custody Survey, achieving the top rating in the following sub-categories: by respondents with assets in excess of USD 1 billion; by institutional asset managers; by EMEA respondents using just one global custodian.

Luzerner Kantonalbank is one of the top 10 largest banks in Switzerland. With branches in Zurich, Basel and in Canton Ticino, Luzerner Kantonalbank maintains a presence in Switzerland's major centres of private banking.

Basler Kantonalbank (BKB) is a universal bank operating primarily in north-west Switzerland. Since 2000, it has held a majority interest in Bank Coop, which has branches throughout Switzerland. It benefits from a state guarantee and an AA+ rating from S&P. Measured by balance sheet, the BKB Group is one of the 10 largest Swiss banks. Since 5 October 2009, BKB successfully began using the Avaloq Banking System.

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