Accès au marché européen
Une priorité pour la Place financière
Les piliers de la place financière genevoise
La confiance ne se décrète pas, elle se gagne !
Appointment of New Board Members
Philipp Rickenbacher et Frédéric Berney

A living fondation !

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The Geneva financial center

Key figures

37900
Financial and related professional services employment in Geneva
13.1%
Contribution of the financial sector as a share of Geneva State GDP
87
banks

Talents, competitiveness and innovation

Discover the assets of the Geneva financial center in 45 seconds!

Today Geneva is universally recognized as a global financial center. Its reputation depends on the expertise and skills of the 37,900 people working in finance and banking. Innovation is another key success factor. The Geneva financial center is exploring many promising avenues to pioneer the finance of the future, including FinTech, sustainable finance and philanthropy.

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EY Banking Barometer 2024

Positive mood & confidence among Swiss banks

The results of the EY Banking Barometer 2024 reflect "an extremely positive mood among Swiss banks. 96% of banks surveyed expect their operating profit for 2023 to rise – a record figure, up 18 percentage points from last year. They also forecast growing income for the future, underlining their confidence in their own ability to generate value. This confidence is remarkable, especially given the background of a challenging environment of geopolitical tensions, banking collapses, persistent inflation and a slowing economy".

 

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Building Bridges 2023

The Geneva Financial Center is proud to be a Founding Partner of Building Bridges

Building Bridges 2023 took place on October 2-5 at the CICG in Geneva and hosted transformative discussions that will shape the global sustainable finance agenda. Watch the recording of this ground-breaking conference to accelerate the transition of our economic model and connect with 2000+ actors from the finance industry, the corporate sector, the sustainable development community, and young entrepreneurs.

Save the date for the next edition of Building Bridges on 9-12 December 2024!

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Switzerland, a long-time global leader in cross-border wealth management

USD 2,400 billion AuM

In the latest edition of the Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) Global Wealth Report, published at the end of June, Switzerland continues to top the list of financial centres ranked according to the volume of cross-border assets.
 

With USD 2,400 billion in foreign-owned assets managed in Switzerland, Switzerland is ahead of Hong Kong (USD 2,200 billion) and Singapore (USD 1,500 billion).

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World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2023

Switzerland still in the top 5

The World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2023, published each year by IMD, shows that Switzerland remains in fifth place thanks to the quality of its infrastructure, cutting-edge regulation and the ability of its companies to transform themselves.
 

The challenges ahead include cybersecurity, the use of Big Data, the availability of venture capital as well as online citizen participation. The study underlines in particular the Swiss citizens' rejection of digital identity in March 2021 and their concerns about transparency.

 

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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. The financial sector generates 35,600 jobs and accounts for 12% of Geneva's GDP. It is based on three main pillars: private and institutional wealth management, commodity trade financing, and 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.

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