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Private banks are banks owned by either the individual or a general partner(s) with limited partner(s). Private banks are not
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. In any such case, creditors can look to both the "entirety of the bank's assets" as well as the entirety of the sole-proprietor's/general-partners' assets. These banks have a long tradition in
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Switzerland
, dating back to at least the
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(1685). Private banks also have a long tradition in the UK where C. Hoare & Co. has been in business since 1672.


Notable private banks

This list contains two types of banks: * Unincorporated banks owned by either an individual or a general partner(s) with limited partner(s). * Incorporated banks specialized in
wealth management Wealth management (WM) or wealth management advisory (WMA) provides services to a wide array of clients ranging from affluent Wealth is the abundance of valuable financial asset A financial asset is a non-physical asset In financial accountan ...
for high-net-worth individuals.


China

*
Bank of Communications Bank of Communications Limited (BoCom or BoComm) (; often abbreviated as ), is the fifth-largest bank in mainland China. Established in 1908, the Bank of Communications claims a long history in China and is one of the banks to have issued bankno ...
, founded in 1908 *
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France

* Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild,
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Paris
, founded in 1953; a member of
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*
Société Générale Société Générale S.A. (), often nicknamed "SocGen" (), is a French multinational Investment banking, investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Paris, France. The company is a universal bank and has divisions supporting ...

Société Générale


India

*
Kotak Mahindra Bank Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in the city of Mumbai, Mumbai, India. It offers banking products and financial services for corporate and retail customers in the areas of personal fin ...
*ICICI Bank


Germany

* Delbruck Bethmann Maffei,
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Frankfurt
, founded in 1748; a member of
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* M. M. Warburg & Co.,
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Hamburg
, founded in 1798 * Sal. Oppenheim,
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Cologne
, founded in 1789; a member of
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Deutsche Bank


Italy

*
Banca Sella Group ). The main company of the group was Banca Sella S.p.A., an Italian bank based in Biella, Piedmont. According to a research by Mediobanca, Banca Sella Group was ranked List of banks in Italy, the 20th largest bank in Italy by total assets as of 31 ...
, founded in 1886.


Liechtenstein

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LGT Bank LGT Group is the largest family-owned private banking and asset management group in the world. LGT, originally known as The Liechtenstein Global Trust, is owned by the princely House of Liechtenstein through the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundati ...
,
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Vaduz
, founded in 1920; owned by
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Netherlands

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Maduro & Curiel's Bank Maduro & Curiel's Bank (MCB) is a private Dutch Caribbean bank and financial services provider headquartered in Willemstad, Curaçao, founded in 1916 by Joseph Alvarez-Correa and the Levy-Maduro family, locally prominent Sephardi Jews, Sephardi mer ...
, Willemstad, founded in 1917 * MeesPierson, Rotterdam, founded in 1720: a member of
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* Van Lanschot Kempen, founded in 1737. It is the oldest independent bank in the Netherlands and the Benelux and one of the oldest independent banks in the world.


Switzerland

* Banque privée Edmond de Rothschild, Geneva, founded in 1923; a member of
Edmond de Rothschild Group The Edmond de Rothschild Group (french: Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, it, Gruppo Edmond de Rothschild) is a financial institution specialized in private banking Private banking is bank A bank is a financial institution that accepts Depos ...
* Baumann & Cie, Banquiers, Basel, founded in 1920 * EFG International, Zurich, founded in 1995; a member of EFG Group, Geneva *Hyposwiss Private Bank Genève SA, founded in 1889 * Julius Baer Group, Julius Baer, Zurich, founded in 1890 * La Roche & Co., Basel, founded in 1787 * Landolt & Cie, Lausanne, founded in 1780 * Lombard Odier & Cie, Geneva, founded in 1796 * Pictet & Cie, Geneva, founded in 1805 * Union Bancaire Privée, Geneva, founded in 1969 * MBaer Merchant Bank AG, Zurich, founded in 2018


United Kingdom

* Arbuthnot Latham & Co., London, founded in 1833 * Brown, Shipley & Co., Brown Shipley, London, founded in 1810; a member of KBL epb Group * Cater Allen Private Bank, Cater Allen, London, founded in 1816: a member of Santander Group, Santander * Child & Co.., London, founded in 1664; a member of NatWest Group * C. Hoare & Co., London, founded in 1672 * Coutts & Co., London, founded in 1692; a member of NatWest Group * Hampden & Co., Edinburgh, founded in 2015 * Weatherbys, Established in 1770 as a bank to the horse racing industry, now based in Northamptonshire


United States

* Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., New York City, founded in 1818


See also

*Bank secrecy *Family office *Offshore bank *Private banks *Public bank *Swiss bank


References


External links


Swiss Private Bankers Association
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