Organisation

A universal bank since 1816, the Swiss Bank of Geneva (Banque Cantonale de Genève - BCGE), provides diversified and high-quality banking services to private and institutional clients: everyday banking facilities, private banking and asset management, pension planning, mortgages, lending to the private and public sectors, trading, financial engineering, corporate finance and global commodity finance services.

Organisation

BCGE Group

A universal bank since 1816, the Swiss Bank of Geneva (Banque Cantonale de Genève - BCGE), provides diversified and high-quality banking services to private and institutional clients: everyday banking facilities, private banking and asset management, pension planning, mortgages, lending to the private and public sectors, trading, financial engineering, corporate finance and global commodity finance services.

The BCGE Group operates a number of its services in Switzerland (Zurich, Lausanne, Basel) and representative offices abroad (Dubaï, Hong Kong). Its subsidiary, Banque Cantonale de Genève (France) SA, offers company finance and property services to companies and individuals, in addition to wealth management for private clients. With its headquarters in Lyon, BCGE (France) SA also has branches in Paris and Annecy.

Dimension SA a 100% subsidiary of the BCGE, specialises in business valuation and transmission, has its head office in Lausanne and a branch in Geneva. Capital Transmission S.A., Geneva, a 100% subsidiary of the BCGE is an investment company, whose aim is to provide financial support for companies and investors in the transfer or expansion of businesses.

The BCGE Group currently employs nearly 833 people (of whom 788 are full-time equivalents). The bank is rated A+/Positive/A-1 by rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P). BCGE is listed on the Swiss stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange (stock no. 35 049 471).
 

Head Office

The Banque Cantonale de Genève (BCGE) plays a key role in supporting and boosting the regional economy. Today a full-service regional bank, BCGE provides the community with the Canton's densest banking network, with 21 branches, five 24-hour zones and 124 ATMs.

BCGE is the central source of the Bank for individuals and for corporate finance, particularly for SMEs and the Geneva property sector. BCGE also offers private banking services and financial asset management for institutional clients.

The BCGE General Assembly will be held on 5 May 2020 without the physical participation of shareholders

Due to the current health situation, Banque Cantonale de Genève is obliged to hold its Annual General Assembly on 5 May 2020 without the physical participation of its shareholders. In accordance with Article 6a of Ordinance 2 COVID-19, shareholders will not be able to attend the General Assembly in person, but will have to exercise their voting rights exclusively through the independent representative.

Shareholders will, however, be able to follow the proceedings of the General Assembly live on www.bcge.ch.

Further information on the procedure for delegating voting rights to the independent representative will be published shortly on the bank's website www.bcge.ch and sent by post to shareholders listed in the shareholders' register.

Banque Cantonale de Genève thanks its shareholders for their understanding.

Auditing is carried out by an independent auditor and an internal department (internal audit). It can make suggestions to reinforce their effectiveness. The independent auditor is :
 
Deloitte SA
Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1
CH - 1202 Geneva

The head auditor, in accordance with art. 46 par. 2 0B, is Mr. Alexandre Buga, of Deloitte SA, who started her duties on 1st January 2020. The mandate of the independent auditor is renewed each year by the annual general meeting.


Internal audit
The internal audit department is the internal inspection and auditing body reporting to the Board of Directors. It is independent of the Executive Board.
The internal audit department is responsible for financial inspection and inspection of the management of the bank. As such, it is responsible for conducting regular inspections of all the bank's activities and has access to all its files at any time.
The head of internal audit is appointed by the Board of Directors after prior notification of the inspection committee. The same applies to the staff of the internal audit department, on the recommendation of its head.