Chronology of a success story

The SYZ Group has had exponential growth and proven results  since its creation. Here are the major steps of its success.

2017

SYZ inaugurates its new Geneva headquarters at n°1 of quai des Bergues

With his 19th Grand Slam trophy at Wimbledon in July 2017, Roger Federer became the London grass tournament's most awarded participant and the tennis player, amongst both men and women, with the highest number of victories in his career at 317 matches won.
2016

SYZ receives the "Best Private Bank" prize for the third consecutive year, awarded jointly by The Banker and Private Wealth Management magazines

In July 2016, Solar Impulse completes the first circumnavigation of the Earth using solar power only.
2015

SYZ acquires Royal Bank of Canada (Suisse) SA and enters the Top 20 of Swiss private banks with nearly CHF 40 billion under management

195 countries sign the Paris Agreement on Global Warming in December 2015
2014

SYZ signs the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)

At the end of 2014, mobile phone users reach the 7 billion mark, or 96.8% of the world population.
2012

Creation of SYZ Swiss Advisors, an entity registered with the SEC to provide services to American clients. SYZ is ranked the soundest Swiss bank by The Banker, a Financial Times Group publication.

Postulated in 1964, the existence of the Higgs boson is demonstrated at CERN in July
2011

SYZ opens an office in Paris

On 11 March 2011, a tsunami destroys the Fukushima power plant and causes the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
2010

Assets under management top CHF 20 billion. OYSTER funds receive an award from Lipper

In April 2010, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland interrupts European air traffic
2005

SYZ Group assets under management top CHF 15 billion. OYSTER funds receive an award from Standard & Poor’s

Launched in April 2005, YouTube has 1.3 billion users in 2017. The first video, "Me at the Zoo", was uploaded by YouTube co-founder, Jawed Karim
2004

ALBERTINI SYZ obtains a banking licence in Italy

Mark Zuckerberg starts Facebook. It has over 1.8 billion registered users in 2017
2003

SYZ opens an office in Zurich and launches its global equities strategies the same year

After 13 years of exhausting work, a map of the human genome is completed in April 2003
2002

SYZ partners with the Albertini Group to create ALBERTINI SYZ in Milan and launches its new bond strategies

The euro debuts as the official currency of 12 European countries on 1 January 2002
2001

SYZ opens offices in London and Luxembourg. Assets under management reach CHF 5 billion

Apple launches the iPod in October 2001, reinventing the way people listen to music
2000

SYZ opens its second office in the Ticino, in Locarno

The year 2000 bug sets off a vastly overblown media hysteria
1999

SYZ opens its Lugano office and a bank in Nassau and launches its new European equities strategies

The first TV reality show, the Dutch programme Big Brother, is aired. Loft Story would shock France two years later.
1998

Assets under management exceed CHF 1 billion

Launched in September 1988, Google quickly becomes the undisputed search engine leader
1996

Eric Syz, Alfredo Piacentini and Paolo Luban found Banque SYZ and the OYSTER mutual fund

In February 1996, the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue beats World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov