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In creating the Philippe Hottinguer Group, I first wanted to bring together teams driven by a shared passion, that of the excellence of financial service for all our clients.

Facing the fundamental changes that are already influencing our lifestyles and to the pre-eminence of digital technologies that are transforming all fields in economy and finance, our human-sized structure allows us to focus with the responsiveness, efficiency and accountability required to execute our mandates and missions.

Thus, in the practice of each of the Group’s businesses, our clients can count on our commitment to establish and maintain a long-term relationship of trust and absolute respect for confidentiality.

Our mission is to give shape to your ideas and aspirations, helping you achieve them.”

Philippe Hottinguer

Our values
Ethics

At the forefront of our values stand the highest standards of integrity, confidentiality, utmost respect for the client, and excellence in the delivery of the product, all attributes that are a living testimony to family tradition.

Independence

The Philippe Hottinguer Group’s structure ensures that all of its clients benefit from independent management and advice, avoiding any conflict of interest and favoring the implementation of solutions that are best suited to them.

Proximity

Philippe Hottinguer Finance prides itself on being a structure on a human scale with a focus on reactivity and practicality. Our major in-house assets to that effect are our sense of being close and relating to clients and their issues, whilst making ourselves available in terms of time and resources. This comprehensive approach allows the teams of Philippe Hottinguer Finance to offer feasible, innovative and cost-effective advice and solutions.

Entrepreneurial spirit

All members of our corporate finance practice share a common view an commitment to serve and act as entrepreneurs, and their contracts and terms of mission are fully aligned with the long-term performance of Philippe Hottinguer Finance, as measured by an array of qualitative and quantitative indicators, including client satisfaction.

Commitment

This major point is best evidenced by our consistent approach and ways of making business with our past, present and future clients, by always keeping in mind both their long-term interest and our ongoing relationship with them. We are proud to be in a position in which our valued clients are willing to entrust us with other missions or are happy to provide referrals for the quality of our services.

Our history
The foundations

After a presence of over four centuries in the Swiss Confederation, some members of the Hottinguer family elected to move to France in 1786 where they set up a merchant banking house with a view to finance the then burgeoning and expanding flows of shipping trade in manufactured goods, raw materials and agricultural products. Jean-Conrad Hottinguer, the father of this Paris-based banking house, was subsequently instrumental in the creation of the Banque de France in which his family subscribed to and held founder’s shares ; in 1810, Jean-Conrad Hottinguer was made a baron of the French Empire.

The family

In the wake of this remarkable entry into merchant banking , the succeeding Hottinguer bankers all played a major part in the formation of landmark stock-holding companies across a wide spectrum of activities, like water & energy utilities (Compagnie Générale des Eaux), modern banks and savings & loans (Caisse d’Epargne de Paris), railroads (PLM Network). The merchant banking house was particularly active in the issuance and distribution of the common shares of these major corporations to the investing public on one hand, and in the ongoing financing of industrial ventures on the other hand.

Legacy and developments

In the course of the twentieth century, the Hottinguer banking house diversified its financial activities into the state-of-the-art French insurance industry, thus taking part to the major consolidation move that resulted in the creation of the leading AXA GROUP, and it also led international ventures like branching out back in Switzerland and also in the United States with expert offerings in financial advisory, real estate, private wealth & investment management. In the wake of a family reorganization, the entrepreneurial driver of Philippe Hottinguer was pursued by the creation in 2003 of the Philippe Hottinguer Group.

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