History

Founded in 1973 by Dominique Reyl and led by François Reyl since 2008, the REYL Group experiences strong growth based on the diversification of its business lines and the expansion of its international presence.  Alongside the founding family members, four Partners contribute their experience and know how: Nicolas Duchêne (Deputy CEO), Christian Fringhian (Corporate Advisory & Structuring), Lorenzo Rocco di Torrepadula (Wealth Management) and Pasha Bakhtiar (Digital Banking).


Diversification of business lines

Originally concentrated on its core Wealth Management business line, the REYL Group has continuously expanded its service offering to meet the increasingly complex needs of its private and institutional clients. The REYL Group is now also active in the following areas: Wealth Management, Entrepreneur & Family Office Services, Corporate Advisory & Structuring, Asset Services and Asset Management.

International expansion

Headquartered in Geneva, the REYL Group has implemented a strategy of geographic diversification in order to come closer to its clientele of international entrepreneurs and institutional investors by opening offices in Luxembourg (2009), Singapore (2009), Zurich (2011), Lugano (2012), London (2013), Malta (2015) and Dubai (2015).

Regulatory status

Having operated in Switzerland for over 20 years as a bank-like financial company, REYL & Cie was granted an authorised securities dealer license in 1999 and then a banking license in 2010.

Key Milestones

 

1973
Dominique Reyl founds Compagnie Financière d’Études et de Gestion SA (CFEG)
Launch of WEALTH MANAGEMENT business line
1988
Transfer of CFEG activities to REYL & Cie Ltd
1999
REYL & Cie Ltd obtains authorised securities dealer license
2002
François Reyl joins REYL & Cie Ltd
2003
Launch of ASSET MANAGEMENT business line
2006
Launch of ENTREPRENEUR & FAMILY OFFICE SERVICES business line
2007
Founding of RAM Active Investments SA
2008
Appointment of François Reyl as Chief Executive Officer
2009
Founding of REYL PRIVATE OFFICE (LUXEMBOURG) S.à r.l.
Founding of REYL SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
2010
REYL & Cie Ltd obtains banking license
2011
Opening of REYL & Cie Ltd’s Zurich branch
Founding of REYL OVERSEAS AG
2012
Launch of CORPORATE ADVISORY & STRUCTURING business line
Opening of REYL & CIE Ltd’s Lugano branch
2013
Appointment of Christian Fringhian and Lorenzo Rocco di Torrepadula as Partners
Founding of REYL & CO (UK) LLP in London
2014
Launch of ASSET SERVICES activity
Founding of RESEARCH FOR LIFE, Swiss philanthropic foundation
2015
Appointment of Nicolas Duchêne as Partner
Founding of REYL & Cie (Malta) Ltd
Founding of REYL Finance (MEA) Ltd.
2017
Minority investment in ASPIRATION, online banking platform based in Los Angeles, CA
2018
Appointment of Pasha Bakhtiar as Partner
Partnership with Hermance Capital Partners, investment fund platform focused on non-listed assets
Partnership with Stouff Capital, a quantamental fund
2019
Launch of Asteria Investment Managers, an impact investing asset management affiliate