Bank of Zurich - our history began in 1985.

2023  December

Marc Schurter becomes new CEO of BZ Bank.

2023  March

Dieter Göldi becomes new CEO a.i. of BZ Bank

2022  November

Adrian Schneider becomes new CEO of BZ Bank.

2022  June

Graubündner Kantonalbank holds a 70% stake in BZ Bank.

2020  December

Stefan Holzer becomes new CEO of BZ Bank.

2018  December

Rolf Schönauer becomes new CEO of BZ Bank

2013  January

Change of names of the BZ Funds to BZ Fine Funds and launch of BZ Fine Pharma.

2011  May

The Swiss BZ Funds are converted into Luxembourg BZ Funds.

2007  August

BZ Fund Management launches BZ Agro.

2005  November

BZ Fund Management launches BZ Infra.

2004  July

BZ Fund Management Aktiengesellschaft is founded as a fully owned subsidiary of BZ Bank, and its first equity fund, BZ Senior, is launched.

2003  May

Martin and Rosmarie Ebner, Alfred Böni and Ralph Stadler purchase all the shares of BZ Bank from BZ Group Holding.

2003  January

The business unit BZ Aktienkonto is sold to AIG Private Bank.

2001  January

Martin Ebner steps down as CEO of BZ Bank.

1997  December

Domicile of BZ Bank is moved to Wilen bei Wollerau, canton of Schwyz. The name of the Bank is changed to BZ Bank Aktiengesellschaft.

1996  July

Launch of BZ Aktienkonto business.

1988  November

BZ Group Holding Aktiengesellschaft is created. All outstanding shares of BZ Bank and BZ Informatik are purchased by BZ Group Holding.

1986  November

Issue of the first covered warrants in Switzerland, on Ciba-Geigy shares.

1985  October

Membership to the Zurich Stock Exchange is granted.

1985  July

BZ Informatik Aktiengesellschaft (today: Avaloq Evolution AG) is founded as a fully owned subsidiary of the Bank. The Bank receives the cantonal permit to act as a stock broker.

1985  May

"BZ Bank Zürich Aktiengesellschaft" is founded in Zurich by Martin Ebner. "BZ" is used as an acronym for Bank of Zurich.
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