Our Asian operations are personally led by one of the bank’s partners who is based in Singapore full-time.
Bordier & Cie (Singapore) Ltd is licenced as a Merchant Bank in Singapore. It is authorised and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (www.mas.gov.sg).
- A fully independent banking subsidiary (not a branch), fully backed by a head office guarantee.
- Asian operations are personally led by our Singapore-based partner.
- A full booking centre with its own local compliance, back office and trading desk.
- Multi-lingual qualified and experienced relationship managers who frequently travel to Europe and within Asia.
- In line with the region, dealing desk operations are open during Asian extended business hours.
- Strong Asian investment expertise and knowhow.
- A full spectrum of traditional private banking and wealth management services, including safes and precious metals storage facilities.
- Traditional advisory and discretionary managed portfolios.
- Investment products with a strong focus on Asian markets and regional currencies.
- A global network of trusted contacts in legal, accounting, insurance and audit firms.
- Featured specialists in areas outside the realm of private banking (e.g. real estate, lifestyle, credit and investment banking).
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Singapore as a financial centre
The city features a parliamentary democracy that provides an alternative jurisdiction for clients seeking risk diversification.
Effective and sound policies have been created to ensure high standards of conduct and practice in Singapore’s international financial sector and to protect its integrity.
This covers more than 60 countries.
Singapore has a well-established and independent judicial system alongside strong banking confidentiality laws.
The city boasts a multitude of resources and skilled talents to meet industry demands.
Over 250 commercial airlines operate through Singapore Changi Airport and connect the city to numerous international destinations.
A new model of banking
In order to cater to regional preferences, private banking in Asia has evolved to allow clients to maintain control over their account and fees have been done away with. Consequently banks have adapted their model by selling in-house products and imbedding fees within services. Clients decide what to buy (control) and pay only for what is purchased (cost). Private banking has therefore changed to become a “high net worth brokerage” model, with risks of churning portfolios or selling the wrong products.
At Bordier & Cie we focus on relationship banking, not transaction banking. We build transparent partnerships with our clients, based on mutual respect and shared values.
We are product agnostic and act independently to source only the best-in-class investment opportunities. Like true artisans, our portfolios are tailor-made for each client. We believe in building sound diversified investment portfolios that increase in value over time, where risk is spread between asset classes, financial structures and instruments.
We believe that excellence lies in collaboration. We work with featured partners that specialise in areas such as financing, real estate and investment bank issues.
Bordier & Cie was established as an unlimited partnership over 170 years ago. Our partners bore unlimited personal liability for all the commitments entered into by the bank, something that remains unchanged to this day.
We are as invested as our clients.
We are not concerned about the size of the balance sheet of the financial institution, but rather how it is used. Many banks with larger balance sheets have faced difficulties as a result of sub-prime and the global financial crisis. Some have fallen into bankruptcy and while others have been nationalised by their governments to save them.
At Bordier & Cie, we only use our balance sheet to invest in very liquid and high grade investments.
Clients can be assured that we fully adhere to the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s guidelines on capital requirements of financial institutions operating in Singapore.
It is our duty to protect your wealth and we do not believe in offering aggressive credit lines.
Our core expertise
Unlike many of our competitors, we do not sell internal products, where fees are often imbedded. We are product agnostic and act independently to source only the best-in-class investment opportunities.
Thanks to our open architecture platform, our services and solutions are bespoke and personalised for each client.
Our portfolios are highly diversified: we spread risk between several asset classes and/or management styles (e.g. cash, equities, bonds, hedge funds, structure products, physical gold or precious metals, real estate, private equity). We believe that capital deserves to be protected over the long term.
Families with significant wealth, whether inherited or acquired more recently, should make every effort to protect and enhance their assets. They need to do this for their own benefit and ultimately for their heirs.
The transparency of every client account facilitates the analysis of performance and financial flows on a continued basis.
You understand the value of independent, unbiased advice.
You recognise that the best advice comes from experts in their fields and that in the world of finance; these experts are unlikely to come from one institution.
At Bordier & Cie, we are committed to bringing you the best resources and providing a choice of handpicked, independent specialists outside the realm of pure private banking. Our clients can select without bias, who they feel will add the most value to growing their existing wealth.
Since every client’s situation is unique, we can coordinate bespoke services from the most appropriate local specialists.