Our History

Our bank

An alliance between bankers and entrepreneurs

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.


Three centuries of history

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.

Cramer family
entrepreneurial know-how

Norinvest Holding SA

The Norinvest Group

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).

Bank Cramer & Cie SA

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.

our recent history

Banque Cramer & Cie SA

Following its acquisition by the Norinvest Holding SA group in 2002, Messieurs Cramer & Cie becomes Banque Cramer & Cie SA.


Obtaining our banking license
In 2003, we obtained the banking license from the Federal Banking Commission. Banque Cramer & Cie SA is headquartered in Geneva.


Initial public offering of Norinvest Holding SA
Listing on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) under the name Norinvest Holding SA.


Acquisition of Banque de Patrimoines Privés Geneva BPG SA
As part of its development strategy, Banque Cramer & Cie SA acquires Banque de Patrimoines Privés Genève BPG SA and its affiliate Private Investment Bank Limited, Nassau / Bahamas (PIBL).


Banque Cramer & Cie SA acquires Banque de Dépôts et de Gestion (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Capitalizing on this transaction, Banque Cramer & Cie SA is able to expand its customer base and to diversify its activities, in particular by adding mortgage financing.


Acquisition of Valartis Bank (Schweiz) AG
Banque Cramer & Cie SA acquires 100% of the share capital of Valartis Bank AG, in Zurich, the Swiss subsidiary of Valartis Group AG.


Obtaining a license for the free provision of services
Banque Cramer & Cie SA obtains an LPS (Libera Prestazione di Servizi) license from Banca d’Italia (Italy).


De-listing of the Swiss Stock Exchange
The capital of the Norinvest group being overwhelmingly under the control of the historical shareholders and the free float extremely small; decision is made to withdraw the Norinvest share from listing on the Swiss stock market.


Sale of Private Investment Bank Limited (Bahamas)

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.



Acquisition of AM&C Finance SA in Lugano

Founded in 2003, AM&C is an external asset manager with long-standing relationships with clients based primarily in Switzerland, Italy and Latin America.