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Berenberg was established in 1590. Today we are one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks. The Hamburg-based bank is run by personally liable managing partners and has a strong presence in the financial centres of Frankfurt, London and New York.

Our core business units

Wealth Management

We advise wealthy private investors and families, often across generations. This is a complex responsibility that we discharge with demonstrated skill and continuity. Through opportunity-oriented risk management we contribute to protecting and growing our clients’ wealth.

Asset Management

Our Asset Management offers private and institutional investors innovative concepts and professional risk management strategies. Our experts develop solutions that are specifically configured for your needs and address your return, risk and liquidity goals.

Investment Bank

The focus of our broad-based Investment Bank is on service and client business in equities and financial markets. Our research analyses more than 850 equities. We also assist with public offers, capital increases and special transactions, and advise on mergers and acquisitions.

Corporate Banking

We advise SMEs on the selection and implementation of the most suitable financing structures, and offer individual consulting in selected areas. We have special expertise in a number of fields, including shipping, infrastructure & energy and structured finance.

Key performance indicators 2014201520162017201820192020
Net profit for the year€ million40104161902361108
Total assets€ billion4.
Equity€ million219234265296293288296
Return on equity (before taxes)%28.867.395.843.09.828.552.0
Cost-income ratio%85.772.263.972.788.979.970.9
Assets under management€ billion32.935.736.337.036.740.741.3
Employees (Berenberg Group) 1,1591,2361,4071,4741,6401,4741,573