The Geneva Financial Center carried out this Economic Survey according to the methodology used in previous years. The survey is sent to directors of banks and independent asset managers in Geneva every year in June. The results presented in the following pages reflect their analyses and perceptions.
The survey provides long-term data and is therefore a useful tool to measure changes in opinion among financial intermediaries regarding business performance and the outlook for the Geneva financial center.
The results of the 2021–2022 Business Survey indicate that the Geneva financial centre was among the sectors that proved most resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Several indicators illustrate this positive state of health, such as the increase in net profits and net new assets during the first half of 2021. The survey confirms the enduring appeal of the Geneva financial among Middle Eastern clients; European client assets are also on the rise. The financial community takes an optimistic view of 2022 and expects further job growth.