Baumann & Cie, Banquiers

Origin of Baumann & Cie, Banquiers

The current private bank was founded in 1920 by Ed Greutert under the name Ed Greutert & Cie. This was initiated and financed by the Frankfurt Metal Company.
In 1967 Dr. Wolfgang Baumann joined the bank as general partner (until 2002) and brought the technical progress. His brother Niklaus Baumann succeeds him in 1980 and remains a general partner until 2013. In 1984 the name was changed to Baumann & Cie, Banquiers.

Baumann & Cie, Banquiers has one office in Zurich, opened in 2009 and one office in Olten, opened in 2016.

The most important participations include Trafina Privatbank AG, Basel (since 2004), the real estate companies St. Jakob AG and Rotbuche AG, and the investment company Providentia AG.

Baumann & Cie, Banquiers has two limited partners, Matthias C.E. Preiswerk and Daniel O.A. Rüedi.
Baumann & Cie, Banquiers is constituted as a private limited partnership. Therefore, the limited partners personally bear the complete responsibility for their actions.
Their liability is not limited to the share capital. Also, the partners are liable with house and yard for all decisions. That’s why they are primarily committed to their customers, their families and their employees. This commitment guides them in their daily actions. They are independent and are committed to this legal form.
Precisely because they are self-responsible entrepreneurs, they understand the needs, wishes, and concerns of private and institutional clients.

Philosophy and Strategy
In 2017, the partners have dealt intensively with the legal form and the entire structure of the group. The partners decided to stay with the actual legal form of the company which is adequate in the present time. Because of this restructuring, there has also been a change at the partners level. Mr. Rolf Bühler, a partner since 2012, decided after six years to face new professional challenges. The partners greatly regret this step, as it means that succession planning must be even more focused. Due to the in-depth analysis of the strategy, decisions were also made to sell various participations.

The organizational chart is clear and accessible. On top are the managing partners followed by the internal audit. The next line is the operational management and the credit committee. The four units which follow are the investment, customer and IT unit, the trading unit, including the external asset managers, the processing, marketing and legal & compliance unit and the Zurich branch.

The general principles of the bank are “our vision, our values.”
Baumann & Cie, advises and accompanies their customers personally and individually over generations in all financial matters.

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Services and Solutions
Services
The services are comprehensive and valuable. In conjunction with internal and external specialists, the client will receive advice on all financial matters. This includes, in particular, investment advice, tax matters, pension and succession advice, and bookkeeping.
Successful investment advice and asset management require responsibility and discipline. The client’s trust in combination with Baumann’s many years of experience forms the foundation on which the investment activities are based. The long-term preservation of the client’s assets is at the center of the bank’s actions. Baumann’s investment specialists continuously develop ideas that help achieve the customer’s financial goals. The bank recommends their customers only those investments in which Baumann & Cie also invests with confidence.

Asset Management
If the client doesn’t have time to deal with the financial markets in depth, to examine investment alternatives and implement the investment decisions then Baumann & Cie, will actively manage the client’s assets. As part of the tailor-made strategy defined with the client, the bank makes the investment decisions and implements them on an ongoing basis. The bank’s client advisors and portfolio managers continuously monitor risks and manage the assets actively.

Investment advice
If the clients enjoy making the investment decisions by themselves but don’t want to give up on Baumann’s recommendations and the banks many years of experience, then Baumann & Cie is offering the following:

  • Preparation and monitoring of an individual investment strategy
  • Concrete and sound investment proposals
  • Timely market information as well as pointed analyzes
  • Support in the implementation of the bank’s facilities
  • Access to the unique investment opportunities of Baumann’s world
  • Continuous and comprehensive advice on all financial matters.

Investment philosophy
Baumann’s top priority is to protect the client’s assets and manage them as part of the mutually agreed strategy. The bank achieves the best possible result through a long-term investment strategy.

Baumann deliberately avoids excessive diversification and sets clear priorities in investments that inspire them. The bank prefers investments denominated in Swiss francs, such as equities and bonds. The investments are liquid, tradable at any time and meet Baumann’s qualitative requirements regarding excellence, liquidity, and transparency.

Investment Process
The investment committee is headed by Mr. Daniel O.A. Rüedi. In their monthly meetings, the committee examines and analyzes the different asset classes, regions, and currencies. A fundamental analysis serves as a basis for decision making.
In addition to the analysis of the real and monetary economic situation, the interest rate environment, the valuation of the markets, market technology, and market psychology are assessed in the context of the investment process.

Risk Management
Risk management is an essential part of the bank’s policy. The aim is to improve profitability, increase the bank’s value and preserve resources. The Managing Partners are responsible for the overall risk policy. The main risks include the credit risk, the market risk, the liquidity risk, the operational risk, and the reputational risk.

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Added-Value Services
Baumann’s core capital stays at 124 million CHF, more than double the requirements set by the FINMA. The rate for short-term liquidity stays at 470 %.
In a first step, Baumann will acquire a 25% stake in Crystal Asset Management in Zollikon. The company provides asset management services in the field of investment advisory and financial consulting. The company is specialized in investments of European Small & Mid-Caps. A majority stake will be sought in a second phase.

Once a month, Baumann & Cie publishes a 4-page customer letter. The letter will tell the client how the bank thinks, and what moves them and the markets, and what investment advice the bank gives to their customers.

The partners and employees of Baumann & Cie take specific responsibility and support selected institutions and associations from the fields of culture, sports, and social affairs as a sponsor and donors.

Baumann & Cie, Banquiers – Facts & Figures

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Address St. Jakobs-Strasse 46
4052 Basel
Phone +41 61 279 41 41
Website www.baumann-banquiers.ch
Year of foundation 1920
Subsidiaries 2
No. of employees 60
Rating
Chairman Matthias C.E. Preiswerk
Shareholder’s equity 124 mm CHF
Assets under Management
Assets under Management / Employees
Net profit 17.5 mm CHF
Net Profit / Employees 291’666 CHF
Tier 1 Ratio > 20 %
Cost / Income Cost Ratio (CIR) 51 %
CEO Daniel O.A. Rüedi

Source: Annual Report 2017

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