Since 1962, we have advised individuals and families in the complex business of protecting and enhancing their wealth. Our core focus is to manage, protect and grow our clients’ assets, whether they are entrepreneurs, business leaders or families with wealth accumulated over generations. Our offering includes asset management, investment advisory, discretionary management, family office services and a new suite of alternative investment options in real estate, joint ventures and private equity. Arab Bank Switzerland Private Banking teams are a starting point for business development and for implementing strategic financial decisions.
Our investment advisory team will provide investment plans according to your goals, risk tolerance, return expectations and time horizon. Clients can make the most of our open architecture, enjoying access to all markets and products including short, medium and long-term investment ideas, re-allocation recommendations, options and hedging strategies.
Our discretionary management team abides by a clearly structured investment approach with continual assessment of prevailing market environments to adjust allocations at short notice.
As a testament to our vision to continuously offer innovative investment solutions, we at Arab Bank (Switzerland)Ltd. successfully launched the SICAV-SIF AB European Real Estate Fund early 2016, with the purpose of owning and operating both office and logistic properties across Europe.
Having executed numerous and diverse Real Estate Transactions since then, Arab Bank Switzerland has built a notable track record in originating, structuring and exciting deals across continental Europe, with a particular focus in Germany, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Italy. Our investor base benefit from an established real estate platform which offers an alternative asset class with a stable and reliable income stream.
A wide range of Treasury Services are available to our clients who can call on a dedicated team guaranteeing a quick and efficient execution as well as expert advisory. Treasury products and services include advice on investments and hedging, as well as first-class support in managing risk and opportunities in capital and forex markets. In our continuous search of excellency we provide our clients with a dedicated electronic platform for spot FX. Moreover, in order to streamline execution as well as Trade Idea Generation a dedicated OTC options and structured products electronic platform is at the disposal of our Wealth Management teams.
Commodity & Trade finance
Since creating a dedicated Trade Finance desk, Arab Bank Switzerland has gained international recognition in the field of Commodity and Trade Finance. Companies that wish to pursue the exciting commercial business opportunities in the MENA region draw on the expertise and local knowledge of Arab Bank Switzerland to connect them to local markets and fast-track their business growth here. A large portion of our clients have a substantial proportion of their businesses in the Arab world. Arab Bank Switzerland is a secure partner for business in Europe and clients can enjoy the quality of our services and the solidity offered by our Swiss banking status. Commercial clients will benefit from the Bank’s business services and specialized teams who can structure and execute complex trade transactions.
At Arab Bank Switzerland, the Financial Institutions team is dedicated to serve the growing demand for services in this sector. This division manages an extensive portfolio of banking counterparties, brokers and insurers. The Financial Institutions department supports all activities of Arab Bank Switzerland, with a focus on the fast growing Commodity Trade Finance as well as Treasury services.
Traditional financial assets and digital assets – also known as crypto-assets – have started to converge across the world driven by the emergence of secure, banking-grade infrastructure and a clear regulatory framework.
Starting from September 2019, Arab Bank Switzerland offers its clients the possibility to gain a direct exposure to the fast-growing digital assets industry, starting with Bitcoin and Ethereum. We believe that the natural home for investors to securely trade and custody digital assets is with banks. As such, Arab Bank Switzerland offers institutional-grade digital assets custody and trading solutions to both high-net worth individuals and institutional clients. Clients now benefit from the security and the safety of a well-capitalised, regulated Swiss bank with more than 50 years of history.
Starting from September 2019, Arab Bank offers secure custody, transfer, and trading of Bitcoin, Ethereum and will soon be followed by Ripple. Arab Bank Switzerland is also preparing similar services for tokenised securities (equity capital, debt, asset-backed), pending regulatory approval.
Hardware security module
Transfers (in and out)
Clients have the possibility to securely store their digital assets with Arab Bank Switzerland. Digital assets require highly secure and institutional-grade custody infrastructure. Arab Bank Switzerland’s custody platform has been built using not only the most modern technologies (including hardware security modules) but also relies on processes of a regulated Swiss bank. Early-stage investors, digital assets enthusiasts, external asset managers and/or family offices now have a safe place to transfer their digital assets to.
Once they open an account, our clients can easily transfer their digital assets to their dedicated, segregated blockchain address at the Bank. They will also benefit from a consolidated overview and reporting of their whole portfolio (cash, securities, digital assets). Our clients also have the possibility to withdraw their digital assets anytime to a list of pre-approved external addresses.
Clients are able to buy and sell digital assets anytime with their dedicated relationship manager. They can buy digital assets to gain exposure to the emerging asset class and diversify their portfolio. They can also sell them to realise their capital gains or generate liquidity. Our traders are experienced, familiar with digital assets and have decade-long expertise in foreign exchange markets, commodities, and all other major asset classes.