Private Bank Zurich

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG awarded "summa cum laude" by the editors of the Elite Report for 11th time

27 November 2018 – The Zurich-based private bank Maerki Baumann & Co. AG has confirmed its top rating of previous years for 2019, too, having been awarded the rating "summa cum laude" by the German Elite Report on Asset Managers for the 11th time running. This year, Maerki Baumann took second place among the Swiss banks. It has thus secured its leading position as one of the best banks in German-speaking Europe.

Our Services

We offer sustainable and proven investment solutions, specially tailored to private clients, institutional clients or external asset managers. Benefit from our professional advice and individual service − we look forward to hearing from you.

Our investment expertise

Rely on the experience and innovative strength of our investment specialists and our Chief Investment Officer to achieve your financial goals. We develop various investment solutions, which all focus on your needs. We would be happy to show you the possibilities.

Investment Policy

Less inflation danger

March 2019 – Global economic growth is weakening noticeably – as reflected in figures for consumer spending, global trade and industrial production. This cooling is affecting all regions, and increasingly even the US and China. Central banks have an obligation to act, but have little freedom of manoeuvre to increase monetary liquidity. Given the economic slowdown, the inflation trend is also changing, which makes inflation-linked bonds less interesting than a mix of higher-yielding corporate and government bonds. Defensive equities that still have growth potential but exhibit less volatility than the market as a whole continue to make sense. Progress in the trade talks US-China support emerging market stocks. 

Market Comment

Potential repercussions of a Sino-US trade agreement

March 2019 – The financial markets are increasingly anticipating at least a partial solution to the trade conflict between the US and China. But the devil lies in the detail. In the event of a positive resolution to the dispute, those commodities and equities that are more heavily dependent on China or on Asian supply chains could benefit, while the US dollar could weaken somewhat. The potential for disappointment in the event of the trade conflict continuing should not be underestimated, however. 

Finance Theme

Cryptocurrencies - What exactly are they?

January 2019 - The turbulent performance of Bitcoin over the last year has brought this cryptocurrency to the attention of the wider public. But this currency has actually been around for almost ten years, and an estimated 1,600 other alternative currencies have also sprung up in the meantime. The question is often asked whether these constructs – which only exist in the form of digital code – can really be considered currencies at all in a way that bears comparison with the dollar, euro or yen. We will return to this question later in this article. First of all it is worth establishing what actually lies behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether and Ripple.

Beste Schweizer Privatbank

Best Swiss private bank

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG has been named best Swiss private bank by the business magazine "Bilanz" in 2017. The high-calibre jury scrutinised 80 banks in last year’s private banking rating.

Swiss television

Maerki Baumann on Swiss television

The business magazine ECO discussed the new realities in private banking and the future of the Swiss financial centre on SRF1 in December 2017.

Our commitment

Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich

The Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich has developed into one of Europe's leading musical ensembles in recent years. Maerki Baumann has been active as sponsor of Tonhalle for a number of years.

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich