Origin of Hinduja Bank
Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. was founded in 1994 as a Swiss banking institution to continue the wealth management activities of a financial company founded in 1978. Its business model is focused on providing individuals and institutions whose focus is on growth and entrepreneurship, with innovative solutions and services in the areas of Wealth Management, Trade Finance Services, Corporate Advisory & Capital Market Services.
Hinduja Bank is headquartered in Geneva and has branches in Zurich and Lugano as well as a subsidiary in St. Margrethen. It is represented worldwide in Dubai, London, Chennai, Mauritius, and the Cayman Islands. With its subsidiaries in East and West, the bank can offer its clients cross-regional tailor-made services that combine the best Swiss banking tradition with local market access and in-depth knowledge of the world’s key growth markets. The consolidated banking group is subject to the supervision and regulation of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd is part of the Hinduja Group.
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Philosophy and Strategy
Hinduja Bank has access to a wide range of investment opportunities in the private and public sectors as well as to emerging market specialists, especially in India and the Middle East. For investors looking for an experienced and dynamic partner who combines the best of East and West, Hinduja Bank is one of the top addresses.
The founder of the Hinduja group, Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja, set clear principles for its business:
- Work to give
- Word is a bond
- Act local think global
- Partnership for growth
- Advance fearlessly
Commitment to our customers
History has been shaped by the rise and fall of many great institutions, governments, corporations, and banks. Insecurity, excesses, remoteness, and lack of vision assured their demise. Flexibility, adaptability, and innovation ensured their survival and success.
The service philosophy at Hinduja Bank is based on partnership, security, and innovation.
Hinduja Bank partners with their clients and develops ideas and opportunities for them – be it an investment or trading solution or corporate strategy.
As an entrepreneur, Hinduja Bank understands and respects the momentum that drives their clients but remains fully committed to the security and risk management principles at all times.
Hinduja Bank is not promoting product sales; the bank offers their clients customized approaches which are targeted to the unique needs and investment profiles.
Services and Solutions
Hinduja’s wealth management offering for private clients goes beyond simple investment advice: The bank addresses the many and varied circumstances that can affect their clients’ decision-making process.
The wealth management services and products include:
- Portfolio Management – discretionary and advisory
- Investment Management & Liquidity Management
- Special solutions
- Tailored & Structured Products
- Third-party asset manager services
Asset Management & Alternative Investments
- Own funds & special partnerships
- Structured Products & Private Equity
Trade Finance Services
Through the network in India, the strategic alliance with IndusInd Bank Ltd, the presence in the Middle East and the implementation capabilities in Europe, Hinduja Bank can provide their clients with unique and sound advice in the area of trade finance.
Documentary Credit and Guarantee Services
- Export and Import Documentary Credit Services
Commodity Trade Finance
- Financing of Short and Mid-Term Trade Transactions
- Post-shipment Financing
- Bill Discounting / Forfaiting Credit Confirmations
- Risk Participation Transactions
- Advance Payments
- Bid Bonds
- Performance Guarantees
- Guarantees for Credit Line
- Trading Documentation
- Operating Structures
Corporate Advisory & Capital Market Services
Thanks to Hinduja’s history and shareholder, the Hinduja Group, the bank has access to the world’s largest industrial groups – particularly in India but also within the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) community internationally.
Hinduja Bank is involved in a wide range of sectors and provides the full range of corporate finance transaction advisory services on listed and private companies.
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
- M & A advisory services
- Strategic Consulting, Fairness Opinion
Indian capital markets
- Special brokerage services
- IPOs & Funds Advisory
Debt & Equity capital raising
- Advising on debt and equity restructuring
- Private placements (GDRs)
Hinduja Bank is the preferred partner to more and more financial institutions that innovate and seek access to the markets of India and the Middle East.
- Management consultancy
- Support in asset management
- Swiss Private Banking
- Innovative alternative plants
Services for financial institutions
- Asset management products
- Support of commercial banks
Foreign Exchange & Treasury Services
- Fiduciary investments
Thanks to the open architecture of Hinduja Bank, the bank can offer their clients access to the widest investment funds. Depending on risk profiles and return targets, the bank selects suitable investment vehicles and develops suitable asset allocation solutions.
Indian financial products
Hinduja Bank has access to the Indian capital market in India thanks to its FII (Foreign Institutional Investor) status. To provide the best onshore and offshore Indian funds, Hinduja Bank has partnered with leading fund managers such as State Bank of India. Also, own products are currently being developed.
In 2017 the new guidelines of FINMA to enhance alertness and proactivity towards risk were implemented in the risk management and supervision framework. Hinduja Bank has achieved and established a broad set of internal rules and policies to manage the risks. When risk is taken, it will be identified, measured, controlled and attenuated. On a yearly basis, the Board of Directors reviews the principal risks and decides, if necessary, the appropriate steps. Clear rules regulate the credit risks. They are mitigated through strict control of collaterals and limits.
The Treasury Department monitors daily the market risks. The liquidity is always ensured, and the focus is on pertaining to the liquidity ratios set by the regulatory rules. An additional risk which is regularly monitored by the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee is the operational risk. The Legal & Compliance department is responsible for legal and compliance risk.
Hinduja Bank publishes three different reports. The Indian Country Report on a yearly basis, the monthly house view, and the weekly market view.
The bank owns a series of paintings by the famous Indian painter M. F. Hussain. His works underscore the fundamental unity of all religions whose core truths do not divide humanity but unite it.
Hinduja Bank – Facts & Figures
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|Address||Place de la Fusterie 3bis
|Phone||+41 22 906 08 08|
|Year of foundation||1994|
|No. of employees||–|
|Chairman||Srichand P. Hinduja|
|Assets under Management||–|
|Assets under Management / Employees||–|
|Net Profit / Employees||–|
|Tier 1 Ratio||–|
|Cost / Income Cost Ratio (CIR)||–|
|CEO||Shanu S.P. Hinduja|
Source: Annual Report 2017