2019 in review


Preliminary announcement on annual results

VP Bank announced significantly higher projected net new money inflows and lower Group net income.

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Alfred W. Moeckli left VP Bank Group as from 31 January 2019. Chief Operating Officer Dr Urs Monstein was named interim CEO.


Catella transaction closing

Effective 1 February 2019, the acquisition of Catella Bank’s Luxembourg private banking activities by VP Bank (Luxembourg) was completed.

VP Bank Classic Festival

By supporting the “VP Bank Classic Festival” in Switzerland, VP Bank continued to promote the next generation of international musical talent.


2018 annual results

In 2018, VP Bank Group recorded Group net income of CHF 54.7 million. Net new money totalled CHF 3.2 billion, client assets under management increased by 2.8 per cent. The tier 1 capital ratio was 20.9 per cent, and the cost/income ratio rose to 75.8 per cent.


Highest rating “Risk Indicator 1”

Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide again awarded VP Bank Group the highest rating “Risk Indicator 1” in 2019.

Annual General Meeting

At the 56th ordinary Annual General Meeting, all of the Board of Directors’ proposed resolutions were approved. The dividend of CHF 5.50 per registered share A and CHF 0.55 per registered share B was approved. Markus Thomas Hilti, Ursula Lang and Dr Gabriela Maria Payer were re-elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors of VP Bank. Dr Christian Camenzind chose not to seek another term and stepped down from the Board of Directors.


VP Bank Ladies Open

As the principal sponsor of a pro golf tournament, VP Bank promotes women’s golf at the highest level.

Secure connection with VP Bank Connect

As part of on-going upgrades to the client portal, a simple, secure and independent login procedure was introduced with VP Bank Connect.

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VP Bank Rally

VP Bank is a partner and headline sponsor of a challenging classic car rally.

Client survey

In June and July, VP Bank conducted a client survey on values and advisory quality.

Share buy-back completed

The share buy-back programme launched in June 2018 was successfully completed. At 28 June 2019, VP Bank’s treasury shares totalled 9.58 per cent of share capital.


Planned cooperation with Hywin

VP Bank AG and Hywin Wealth Management Co. announced their intention to develop a joint collaboration platform in Hong Kong in order to offer high-quality asset management solutions to wealthy Chinese investors.

Preliminary announcement on interim results

VP Bank Group reported it was expecting significantly higher first-half Group net income of around CHF 35 million.

Growth at VP Fund Solutions

VP Fund Solutions expanded its management ranks and celebrated its 20-year anniversary in Liechtenstein.


2019 interim results

With a 20.5 per cent increase in Group net income, CHF 1.2 billion in net new money inflows and a substantial 9.9 per cent increase in client assets under management to CHF 45.6 billion, VP Bank Group recorded a strong first-half performance.

Standard & Poor's rating

Standard & Poor’s confirmed the “A” rating and stable outlook for VP Bank.

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German market access

The German financial markets supervisory authority BaFin authorised VP Bank (Switzerland) AG to use the simplified exemption procedure. This authorisation provides easier access to the German market.

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New Chief Executive Officer

Paul H. Arni started as the new Chief Executive Officer of VP Bank Group as from 1 October.

Annual report awards

The VP Bank Group’s 2018 annual report and online annual report was recognised with eight international awards.

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VP Bank bond

VP Bank Ltd successfully issued its first senior non-preferred 10-year bond totalling CHF 155 million.

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Advisory quality recognised

VP Bank’s long-term assessment was ranked 11th in the Top 20 European tables of best asset managers by the private banking audit and assessment firm Fuchsbriefe.


As part of the VP Bank foundation’s annual “Lichtblick” charity campaign, numerous non-profit institutions received a generous grant.