Our bank traces back its origins to 1706, when Pierre Cramer was mentioned in the official list of recognised bankers published in the royal Almanach.
Since then, the Cramer family has pursued its wealth management activities under various designations before adopting the name Messieurs Cramer & Cie (Asset Management & Brokerage) in 1932.
In 2002, the alliance between Norinvest and Messieurs Cramer & Cie gave birth to the House which is known today as Banque Cramer & Cie.
Originally from the principality of Schleswig-Holstein, then established in Strasbourg, the Cramer family settled in Geneva at the beginning of the 18th century.
The two unicorns that adorn the Cramer coat of arms have seen the birth of illustrious personalities, such as a First Syndic of the Republic of Geneva, printers counting among the most famous in Europe, scientists and bankers.
Among them is the mathematician Gabriel Cramer, whose research is a major contribution to modern economic theory.
In 1944 the company name NORBA appears and with it the activity in the real estate sector.
Following the sale of industrial activities, Norinvest Holding SA is listed in the commercial register of Geneva in 1984.
The Norinvest group then rapidly moved into the financial sector, first as an asset manager and then as a securities dealer (LBVM).
In 2002, the alliance between Norinvest and Messieurs Cramer & Cie gives birth to the House which is known today as Banque Cramer & Cie.
Successive operations and the listing on SIX of Norinvest Holding SA in 2008 strengthened the group’s financial resources.
Over the past ten years, Banque Cramer & Cie has acquired three small banks and one independent asset manager.
Banque Cramer & Cie SA sells 85% of the share capital of Private Investment Bank Limited (the banking entity it owned in the Bahamas).
In 2021, BCC also sells the remaining 15% of PIBL’s capital.
Founded in 2003, AM&C is an external asset manager with long-standing relationships with clients based primarily in Switzerland, Italy and Latin America.