The finance industry, an all-important pillar of the economy
Some of the oldest companies are in fact asset managers and credit institutions. The world’s oldest bank was established in 1472, the very year in which the first written reference to William Tell appeared.
A country with many advantages
Around the world, the finance sector is in a state of upheaval. Despite this, Switzerland still offers many advantages; a structured education system, strict banking regulations, solid client confidentiality and impressive political stability, and no significant public debt. Few other countries can match these attributes.
A powerful financial centre – high level of expertise
The effects on our nation would be devastating if this sector were to come to a standstill. For this reason, education, training and knowledge transfer within the finance industry remain as important for our country as its political stability. A highly-developed infrastructure, our central location in Europe and outstanding language skills all help to maintain Switzerland’s position as the market leader in financial services.