Our history

Our history began in France, where we have deep roots.
It is the history of the integration of prestigious banks.


From the founding of Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez in 1858 to the creation of Banque de l’Indochine in 1875, the stories that marked the birth of our bank begin in France.

The next part of the story confirms our attachment to France.

One of our ancestors, Banque Meyer, a boutique wealth management firm, was founded in France in 1926. It was renamed Banque de Gestion Privée (BGP) in 1968, before joining Crédit Agricole group in 1991.

Other foundations were laid in 1959 with the creation of Banque de Suez after the nationalisation of the Suez Canal, and in 1975, when Banque Indosuez was born of the merger of Banque de l’Indochine and Banque de Suez et de l’Union des Mines.



After Banque Indosuez joined Crédit Agricole group in 1996, the gradual amalgamation of specialised teams led to the creation of the global Wealth Management business, which is now Indosuez Wealth Management.
In France, this included:

  • in 1999, the merger of the wealth management activities of Banque Indosuez and BGP, leading to the creation of Banque de Gestion Privée Indosuez (BGPI);
  • in 2001, the acquisition of Haussmann Patrimoine by BGPI;
  • in 2003, the merger of BGPI and asset management specialist Crédit Agricole Indosuez Cheuvreux Gestions.

In 2011, Crédit Agricole group united all its international Wealth Management activities within a single holding company - Crédit Agricole Private Banking. Indosuez Private Banking became a subsidiary of this entity in 2012.

Today, all of the expertise and talent from the different institutions of which we are the proud inheritors have been brought together in an international network of 31 offices under a single brand, Indosuez Wealth Management.

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