Engagement

Our commitment

For many years, our bank and our employees have devoted time and resources to a number of engagements in the social, cultural and scientific spheres. As a family-owned Zurich private bank in family ownership, Maerki Baumann is proud to make a contribution to community. A selection of our commitments:

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Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich

The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich has developed into one of Europe's leading musical ensembles in recent years, winning a number of prestigious prizes around the world. Maerki Baumann has been active as sponsor of the Tonhalle for a number of years, and its substantial financial commitment contributes to the orchestra's ability to perform at the very highest level. Moreover, the owner family of Maerki Baumann has a close personal association with the institution, being represented on the management bodies of the Tonhalle Society. Hans G. Syz is Vice Chairman of the Tonhalle Society, while Dr Carole Schmied-Syz is a Member of the Board of the Patrons' Association of the Tonhalle-Orchestra.

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Zurich Donors' Parliament

Thanks to the contributions of its members as well as donations, the Zurich Donors' Parliament (Zürcher Spendenparlament/ZSP) supports social and cultural projects aimed at assisting with the integration of young people, families of immigrant background, refugees, the elderly, the disabled and those suffering from dementia. Modelled on the example of the Donor Parliament in Hamburg, it was founded as a charitable association in 2006 by Father Christoph Sigrist.

Ever since 2011, Maerki Baumann has supported the Advisory Council – founded in 2010 – in a membership capacity.

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Zurich Banking Association

The Zurich Banking Association (ZBV) and its predecessor organizations have represented the interests of the Zurich financial centre vis-à-vis the authorities, the political establishment and the Swiss public for more than a century. The ZBV currently represents some 40 member institutions encompassing around 50 000 employees in the Zurich region. In addition, it is committed to high training standards at all levels of the banking and insurance business.

The financial commitment of Maerki Baumann aims to ensure that Zurich will remain a financial centre of global standing in the future too. As a Board Member, Dr Stephan A. Zwahlen is personally committed to the Zurich Banking Association

Schweizerisches Institut für Banken und Finanzen

Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance

The Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) is a centre of expertise that has gained an outstanding reputation in Switzerland in the area of banking, finance and capital market research. In addition to its principal activity in research, teaching and training, the Institute also advises numerous commercial banks, central banks, financial institutions and international organizations.

Maerki Baumann supports the research activities of the Institute's talented young academics in the form of sponsorship funding, thus making its own contribution to the financial sector's continued development. In addition, Dr Stephan A. Zwahlen is committed to the Institute in his capacity as Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Sponsors' Association.

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Kinder-Spitex Kanton Zürich

"Dihei isch es eifach schöner" ("It's just nicer being at home") has been the key motto of Kinder-Spitex (kispex), the Canton of Zurich's domiciliary care service for children, for more than 20 years. This association provides round-the-clock nursing services – in the comfort of their own homes – for children with acute or chronic ailments or cognitive/motor disabilities or who have had an accident, as well as care for terminally ill children. As a public district nursing association with official (Zewo-approved) charity status, kispex is reliant on financial support.

Maerki Baumann helps to fund Kinder-Spitex, for example by financing additional services not covered by insurance but which parents urgently require to provide their children with sufficient care.

Our philosophy

Trust has future

We cultivate honest and cooperative cooperation with our clients. The focus on client needs is firmly rooted in our corporate culture. It is consistently lived by our committed employees. The long-term perspective of the owner family underlines our independence and creates security.

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