Our Story

Swissquote is not a typical Swiss bank.
Our history, ambition and DNA comes from the world of creativity, software development and the empowerment of investors. These values still remain central to Swissquote.

the-beginning

The beginning
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In 1990, Marc Bürki and Paolo Buzzi set-up Marvel Communications SA, a business specialising in financial software and web applications. This business was the forerunner of Swissquote, the first financial platform launched in 1996, which offered free access to prices for all securities traded on the Swiss stock exchange. To this day, swissquote.ch is visited 2 million times per month and is still Switzerland’s largest financial portal.

On 29th May 2000, Swissquote shares (SQN) were floated on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

2019

Creation of Swissquote Singapore Pte. Ltd approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Nine additional stock exchanges in the Asia Pacific region made available online to our clients

New possibility for clients of transferring cryptocurrencies to and from a private external wallet

2018

Takeover of Internaxx Bank

Launch of a multi-currency credit card

First Bank worldwide to offer the participation in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

2017

First online Bank to offer crypto trading with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple

2016

First Swiss bank to launch an Apple TV app

Swissquote Quant Fund awarded best performing Swiss equity fund

2015

Global partnership with Manchester United, one of the most popular football teams in the world

2014

Strategic partnership between Swissquote and PostFinance

2013

Takeover of MIG Bank Ltd, one of the leading Forex brokers worldwide

2012

Swiss DOTS, a new OTC trading service for the derivative products

2011

Swiss Life partnership. Swissquote takes over settlement and administration of the savings and investment products of Swisslife’s Swiss clients.

Swissquote and Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank offer online mortgages

2010

Takeover of ACM Advanced Currency Markets Ltd, one of the largest currency traders

New ePrivate Banking service, electronic asset management for discerning clients

Launch of the Swissquote magazine

2008

Swissquote launches savings accounts

A new forex trading platform goes live

2007

Full electronic trading on the Eurex derivatives exchange

Milan Stock Exchange is the 17th market to go online

2006

Online trading with the London Stock Exchange and direct trading with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for derivatives

Online trading by mobile phone

2005

Launch of online bond trading

Off-exchange trading of all SMI securities

Launch of the «Value at Risk» asset management tool, the first step towards comprehensive online wealth management

2004

First off-exchange trading of Bank Vontobel derivative products

EUWAX, the Stuttgart Stock Exchange trading platform, goes live

2003

Swissquote takes over the clients of Skandia Bank Switzerland

2002

Takeover of Consors (Switzerland) AG

2001

Access to the Swiss Stock Exchange (at the time SWX and Virt-X) and to the US NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX exchanges

Best Swiss online broker and first pure online bank in Switzerland

Swissquote Bank Ltd is granted a banking licence

Offices
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Executive Management
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Marc Bürki
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
Founding partner of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd
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Paolo Buzzi
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
Founding partner of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd
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Michael Ploog
Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
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Morgan Lavanchy
Chief Legal Officer (CLO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
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Gilles Chantrier
Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
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Yvan Cardenas
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
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Lino Finini
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
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Jan De Schepper
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSO) of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd
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Board of Directors
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All relevant information about the board of directors, its responsibility, strategy and management can be found in our Corporate Governance Report.

Swissquote Group
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The structure of the Group, which comprises Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and its subsidiaries, is designed to support the Group's operations within an efficient regulatory and tax framework.

Swissquote Group comprises the following active companies as of 31 December 2019:

Swissquote Group100%100%Swissquote Group Holding Ltd(Gland, Switzerland) Swissquote Bank Ltd(Gland, Switzerland) Swissquote Bank Europe SA(Luxembourg) >99.9%Swissquote FinancialServices Limited (Valletta,Malta)<0.1%100%100%100%100%Swissquote Ltd(London, UK) Swissquote Asia Ltd(Hong Kong, China) Swissquote MEA Ltd(Dubai, UAE) Swissquote PTE. Ltd(Singapore)