A name,
with a history

Origins and shareholders

Originally an asset management company, founded in 1982 by the descendant of a major French family, the company exercised its financial expertise in a historic building on the shores of the lake. In 1989 it upgraded its status to a full Swiss bank.

The Belgian CERA Bank group took over the bank in 1997 before merging with Kredietbank a year later, at which point it was renamed 'KBC Bank (Suisse)'. Then in 1999 the bank was taken over by its management in partnership with a group of institutional and private investors, and became ‘Banque Thaler’.

Consolidation and expansion

In 2001 and 2003, the bank managers and private investors increased their participation to anchor the bank more firmly in Switzerland. Since that point, the bank has been completely independent.

We have an atypical shareholding structure: our management and senior private bankers are also shareholders of Banque Thaler. Directly involved in the future of the bank, they make every effort to control risks, act in a responsible manner and show lasting commitment. Client satisfaction is key to the long-term sustainability of our organization.


As a totally independent bank, Banque Thaler is helping to perpetuate a long tradition - dating back more than two centuries - of private bankers established in Geneva. In a short space of time, it has become a recognised company in asset management for private individuals.