A Unique Chain of Expertise

Created in 1991 by the 80 banks that were members of the Geneva stock exchange, the Geneva Financial Center (GFC) is the umbrella association of the financial sector.

Une chaîne d’expertises unique au monde

Finance and banking account for 35,600 jobs and 12% of Geneva's GDP. The three main pillars of the financial sector are private and institutional wealth management, commodity trade financing, as well as commercial and retail banking. With the presence of activities such as marine freight and inspection, Geneva has emerged as an economic cluster with a unique concentration of skills. The central mission of the Geneva Financial Center is to support this value chain and to contribute to the development of an optimal business environment for all financial center partners.

Institutions

The success of the Geneva financial center is due essentially to the diversity of actors in its midst.

A number of very different banking groups and numerous financial intermediaries have emerged over the years and today offer a wide range of products and services in the following three areas:

  • Private and institutional wealth management
  • Commercial and retail banking
  • Commodity trade financing

6,675

companies operate in Geneva’s financial sector

The Geneva financial center

Key figures

35600
Financial and related professional services employment in Geneva
35%
Contribution of the financial sector and the commidity trading as a share of Geneva State GDP
104
banks

Why Geneva?

Competitiveness: stability and excellence

Geneva has emerged as one of the world's most competitive financial centers due to the stability of its business and regulatory environment, the quality of its infrastructure, and the solid partnerships that exist between universities and the financial sector.

Talent: a large pool of expertise

With 35,600 people employed in the financial sector, Geneva offers a highly qualified workforce.

Innovation: huge untapped digital potential

Committed in equal measure to transparency and the protection of privacy, firmly rooted in tradition but nonetheless innovative at the same time, the Geneva financial center stands out by its high level of investment in digital research and development.

Expertise

&

Excellence