The Geneva Financial Center Foundation

Created in 1991 by the 80 bank members of the Geneva Stock Exchange, the Geneva Financial Center is the trade association of the financial center. Its primary objective is to promote the development and the influence of the regional financial center. 

The Center operates for the benefit of all of its partners.

Promotion and Communication

The Center applies its competences and knowledge towards reinforcing and developing the Geneva financial place. To that aim, it promotes the image of excellence that belongs to Geneva’s financial establishments both within Switzerland and abroad.

Through its communication, it underlines its desire to build opportunities for interaction and dialogue with the general public, the media, public authorities and economic partners.

The Geneva Financial Center follows and analyzes the economic development of the financial place and organizes events connected to the financial activity.

Its website offers a full range of information on banking and financial subjects.

Business environnement

The Center commits itself to maintain conditions that are favourable for the financial professions on the cantonal level.


The Center works on developing and reinforcing the knowledge and competences of the banking and financial staff.

In collaboration with its various partners, it ensures the development of professional and academic training opportunities that constitute an important competitive asset for the financial center.  

The Center presents the range of banking and financial training programmes available in French-speaking Switzerland on its website


The Foundation relies on the advice and guidance of a Board of Directors PDF_icone whose members represent the different components of the Lake Geneva's financial scene : private bankers, big banks, commercial and investment banks, foreign banks, cantonal banks, independent asset managers, fiduciaries, lawyers and commodity trade finance.

The Geneva Financial Center relies on a Secretariat for the execution of its operational functions.

The Foundation carries out its action for the benefit of all the partners of the Geneva financial place.

Summary of our action guidelines

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