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2024
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VP Bank once again receives “Risk Indicator 1” top rating

Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide has again given VP Bank Group its “Risk Indicator 1” rating of risk and creditworthiness. Dun & Bradstreet (Schweiz) AG presented VP Bank with the Rating Certificate for the eleventh time in a row.

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VP Bank is on track with the implementation of its strategy, generating 10 per cent more profit than in the previous year

VP Bank Group has remained on track despite what continues to be a challenging environment. The Group increased its operating income by 8.3 per cent to CHF 364.4 million and posted a Group net income of CHF 44.2 million, which corresponds to an increase of 10.1 per cent.

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VP Bank named ‘Best Private Bank - Intermediaries’ for the third time by Asian Private Banker

With financial intermediaries at the core of VP Bank's business, the Bank's commitment and dedication to this segment was underscored by winning the prestigious "Best Private Bank - Intermediaries" award from Asian Private Banker for the second year in a row and the third time in the Bank's history.

2023
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VP Bank publishes the 8th issue of the investment magazine "Telescope"

The new issue of the investment magazine "Telescope", entitled "Workforce shortage", examines the causes and consequences of the lack of skilled labour.

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Award-winning: VP Bank’s annual report has again received several awards

VP Bank Group’s annual report won six international awards in 2023. These awards confirm the high quality of VP Bank’s corporate communication and once again demonstrate the Bank’s exceptional creativity.

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Change in the Board of Directors of VP Bank Group

Dr Thomas Meier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VP Bank Group, will not stand for reelection at the next Annual General Meeting after serving an ordinary term of six years. The early announcement is intended to ensure a smooth handover.

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VP Bank celebrates 15 years in Singapore with new office at Guoco Midtown, reinforcing commitment to seizing opportunities in the Asia region

VP Bank Ltd Singapore Branch celebrates 15 years since it established its presence in Singapore in 2008. Marking this significant milestone, the bank is also proud to announce the grand opening of its new office at Singapore's latest game-changing development, Guoco Midtown – a solid reaffirmation of the Bank’s steadfast commitment to sustained business growth and success in Asia.

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VP Bank presents the Best Paper Award for Sustainable Finance

The VP Bank Best Paper Award 2023 was presented at the "Liechtenstein Workshop of Sustainable Finance" at the University of Liechtenstein.

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VP Bank once again increases corporate earnings and remains on track in terms of strategy implementation

VP Bank Group has remained on track despite what continues to be a challenging environment. The Group increased its operating income by 17 per cent to CHF 188.3 million and posted a semi-annual profit of CHF 25.5 million, which corresponds to an increase of 19 per cent.

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New Management Board member for VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA

As of 1 August 2023, Anja Richter will join the Management Board of VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA.

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New member in the Executive Management of VP Bank Group

The Board of Directors of VP Bank Group appoints Adrian Schneider as the new Head of the Liechtenstein home market region and as a member of Group Executive Management as of 1 August 2023.

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VP Bank is expanding its digital offering in Liechtenstein and Switzerland

VP Bank is further expanding its offering of digital client services as part of its Strategy 2026. The investments made in a flexible and open IT and service architecture enable innovative third-party providers to be connected more easily and the bank’s in-house services to be developed more swiftly. Its digital range is now being gradually expanded.

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At the 60th annual general meeting, the shareholders of VP Bank approve all proposals of the Board of Directors and an unchanged dividend

At the 60th annual general meeting in Vaduz on Friday, 28 April 2023, the shareholders of VP Bank have approved all of the proposals of the Board of Directors by a large majority. The payout of a dividend of CHF 5.00 per registered share A and CHF 0.50 per registered share B was approved.

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World Fund Day: Successful fund business of VP Fund Solutions

On the occasion of today’s World Fund Day, VP Fund Solutions presents current successes and trends in the fund business.

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VP Bank once again receives “Risk Indicator 1” top rating

Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide has again given VP Bank Group its “Risk Indicator 1” rating of risk and creditworthiness. Dun & Bradstreet Schweiz AG presented VP Bank with the Rating Certificate for the tenth time in a row.

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Changes on the Group Executive Management of VP Bank Group

VP Bank Group is appointing Dr Mara Harvey, Head of Region Europe and CEO of VP Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, and Dr Rolf Steiner, Head of Group Products & Solutions, to the Group Executive Management (GEM) with effect from 1 April 2023. Tobias Wehrli will leave the GEM.

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VP Bank Group holding its own in a challenging environment and proposes an unchanged dividend

In a challenging market environment, VP Bank Group posted net income for the year of CHF 40.2 million in 2022. Earnings power proved to be resilient, which made it possible to invest further in Strategy 2026 as planned. The Board of Directors proposes an unchanged dividend of CHF 5.00 per share.

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VP Bank Ltd Singapore Branch Clinches Coveted "Best Private Bank – Intermediary Service"

VP Bank Ltd today announced clinching the prestigious Asian Private Banker Award for Distinction 2022, Best Private Bank – Intermediary Services. This win affirms the bank’s dedication and commitment to financial intermediaries across the Asia-Pacific region.

2022
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Gourmet Festival Vaduz to continue

After its brilliant premier in September, the Vaduz Gourmet Festival will be repeated for at least the next three years.

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Award-winning: VP Bank’s annual report has again received several awards and and took an outstanding second place in the Swiss Annual Report Rating in the Value Reporting category

VP Bank Group’s annual report won six international awards in 2022. These awards confirm the high quality of VP Bank’s corporate communication and once again demonstrate the Bank’s exceptional creativity.

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VP Bank presents the Best Paper Award for Sustainable Finance

The VP Bank Best Paper Award 2022 was presented at the "Liechtenstein Workshop of Sustainable Finance" at the University of Liechtenstein.

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New certificate "Responsibly Sourced Gold" allows private investors access to sustainable gold for the first time

With a special certificate, VP Bank and Chartered Investment are creating a structured product solution so that investments can be made in gold that meets the highest environmental and social standards.

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VP Bank Group holding its own in a challenging environment

In a challenging market environment and against the backdrop of the continued substantial investments in Strategy 2026, VP Bank posted a 2022 semi-annual profit of CHF 21.3 million. This represents a 29 per cent decrease vis-à-vis the previous-year period, but a 3 per cent increase compared to the second half of 2021. In total, client assets under management decreased by 9 per cent as a result of the slowdown in the markets.

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VP Bank and VP Fund Solutions donate to charitable foundations in Luxembourg

VP Bank (Luxembourg) SA and VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA support the "Fondation Hëllef fir d'Natur" and the "Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner" as part of their sustainability activities.

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VP Bank receives the Wealth For Good Award for the VP Bank Sustainability Score

VP Bank has received the "Wealth for Good Award" from the publication WealthBriefing for its sustainability approach. It won the category "Best Bank for ESG Portfolio (methodology) - Switzerland and Liechtenstein".

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VP Bank promotes the switch to electric vehicles for its employees

VP Bank is entering into a partnership with a premium provider of electric vehicles, thereby offering its employees in Liechtenstein and Switzerland more environmentally friendly mobility.

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VP Bank Group increased its assets under management by 8.1 per cent in 2021, posted Group net income of CHF 50.6 million (+21.7 per cent) and proposes a dividend increase of 25 per cent.

Against the backdrop of substantial investments that were made in connection with the implementation of Strategy 2026, VP Bank Group generated Group net income of CHF 50.6 million in 2021, which corresponds to an increase of 21.7 per cent. Client assets under management rose by 8.1 per cent. The proposed dividend of CHF 5.00 represents an increase of 25 per cent and underscores the profitability of VP Bank and the aim to provide an attractive dividend yield over the long term, which as at the end of 2021 stood at 5.2 per cent.

2021
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VP Bank appoints Dr Lars Kaiser as Head Group Sustainability

VP Bank has appointed Dr Lars Kaiser as Head Group Sustainability. Dr Kaiser will report directly to the Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Sustainability Board at VP Bank, and will assume his new role on 1 March 2022.

2020
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In the F.A.Z. economists’ ranking 2020 published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, VP Bank placed among the top ten in the media evaluation.

In the ranking of “Germany’s most influential economists” published annually by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, VP Bank and its Chief Economist Dr Thomas Gitzel took an excellent 6th place among the 50 candidates evaluated in the “Media” category.

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VP Bank appoints Claus Jørgensen as CEO of VP Bank (Luxembourg) SA

Claus Jørgensen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of VP Bank (Luxembourg) SA with immediate effect. In May, he assumed the position of interim successor to Thomas Steiger, who had resigned early at his own request.

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VP Bank takes over the private banking business of Öhman Bank S.A. in Luxembourg and further expands its Nordics business

VP Bank further strengthens its position in the Nordic market and acquires the client business of the Luxembourg-based Private Bank Öhman Bank S.A from the Swedish financial group Öhman.

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Organisational and personnel changes on the VP Bank Group`s Executive Management

VP Bank Group is responding to the valuation adjustment on a single position that was announced this spring by reorganising its credit division. This will result in personnel changes on the Group Executive Management.

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VP Bank publishes its new investment magazine “telescope”

VP Bank launches its new investment magazine “telescope”. With this magazine, the bank for private clients and intermediaries will be addressing a specific topic and providing in-depth investment expertise. The first issue focuses on the “weakling dollar”.

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VP Bank appoints Tobias Wehrli as Head Intermediaries & Private Banking and member of Group Executive Management

Tobias Wehrli is set to be appointed Head Intermediaries & Private Banking division at VP Bank on 1 July 2020, when he will also be made a member of Group Executive Management. He is succeeding Chris-toph Mauchle, who will leave the bank at the end of September 2020.

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At the 57th Annual General Meeting, shareholders of VP Bank approved all of the motions put forward by the Board of Directors. Dr Thomas R. Meier replaces Fredy Vogt as Chairman

At its 57th ordinary Annual General Meeting held on 24 April 2020 in Vaduz, VP Bank shareholders voted by a large majority to approve all of the motions put forward by the Board of Directors. Distribution of a dividend of CHF 5.50 per registered share A and CHF 0.55 per registered share B were approved.

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VP Bank once again receives “Risk Indicator 1” top rating

Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide has again given VP Bank Group its “Risk Indicator 1” rating of risk and creditworthiness. Bisnode D&B Schweiz AG presented VP Bank with the Rating Certificate for the seventh time in a row.

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Effects of the coronavirus outbreak on VP Bank Group

The extent of the impact that the coronavirus is having on society and the economy, and thus on the financial markets as well, is becoming increasingly clear. High market losses over a very short period of time and extremely high volatility that has never been witnessed before are causing a strain not only on the financial market as a whole but also on VP Bank Group. Thanks to its very healthy equity base, comfortable liquidity situation and operational strength, VP Bank Group is in a good position to cope with the current crisis. 

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Strong growth and substantial rise in earnings in the year 2019

Thanks to a strong operating performance and the positive development of financial markets, VP Bank Group recorded a 34.4 per cent rise in net earnings in 2019 and generated group net income of CHF 73.5 million. At CHF 2.3 billion, the inflow of net new money developed positively for the third time in a row.

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Succession planning initiated for the Head Client Business

After seven successful years as head of the "Intermediaries & Private Banking" business segment, Christoph Mauchle has announced his intention to leave VP Bank during the course of the year. This personal decision is the result of Christoph Mauchle's further life planning and is being made in best agreement with the Board of Directors and CEO Paul Arni.

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VP Bank receives two awards at Greater China WealthBriefingAsia Awards for Excellence 2020

VP Bank Ltd Singapore Branch has been named “Best External Asset Manager Service Provider”, recognising the bank’s superior position as an industry leader and its unique focus on the intermediaries business. In addition, VP Bank Ltd Singapore branch also won “Best Private Banking Regional Partnership”. In 2019, VP Bank has signed a memorandum to enter into a strategic collaboration with the Chinese company Hywin Wealth Management Co. to establish a Hong Kong-based platform that offers wealth management solutions to wealthy Chinese. The two awards are presented by WealthBriefingAsia, an Asia-focused daily news and analysis service of the WealthBriefing Network.

2019
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VP Bank’s buyback of shares on the standard trading line completed

VP Bank has completed the share buyback programme on the standard trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange launched on 27 June 2018. As of 28 June 2019, the Bank holds 9.58 per cent of its own share capital.

2018
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VP Bank: buyback of shares on the standard trading line

VP Bank is launching a public share buyback programme for a maximum of 180,000 listed registered shares A on the standard trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange. The buyback period will run for up to one year.

2017
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VP Bank: buyback of shares on the standard trading line complete

VP Bank has completed the share buyback programme on the standard trading line announced on 6 June 2016. As of 31 May 2017, the Bank holds 8.66 per cent of its own share capital.

2016
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VP Bank: buyback of shares on the ordinary trading line

VP Bank AG is launching a public share buyback programme for a maximum of 120,000 listed registered shares A on the ordinary trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The buyback period will run for up to one year.

2015
Ad hoc

VP Bank: second fixed-price share repurchase successfully completed

The repurchase of own bearer and registered shares within the framework of a second public fixed-price offer of VP Bank, announced on 13 October 2015, was successfully completed today. 298,442 bearer shares and 10,200 registered shares had been repurchased by VP Bank. Following completion of the repurchase, VP Bank now holds a total of 9.28 per cent of the outstanding share capital and 6.05 per cent of the voting rights.

Ad hoc

VP Bank: second fixed-price share repurchase

VP Bank Ltd is carrying out a second repurchase of own bearer and registered shares within the framework of a public fixed-price offer. The repurchase period will run from 15 to 28 October 2015. The shares to be repurchased are also to be used for future acquisitions or for treasury management purposes.

Ad hoc

VP Bank: fixed-price share repurchase successfully completed

The repurchase of own bearer and registered shares within the framework of a public fixed-price offer of VP Bank was successfully completed today. A total of 300,750 bearer shares and 114,080 registered shares were repurchased.

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VP Bank: fixed-price share repurchase

VP Bank Ltd is carrying out a repurchase of own bearer and registered shares within the framework of a public fixed-price offer. The repurchase period will run from 22 June to 3 July 2015. The repurchased shares are to be used for future acquisitions or for treasury management purposes.

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As part of its listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange, VP Bank is subject to the special publication duties applicable to listed companies. All releases required by supervisory law (in particular ad hoc releases) are issued to at least two information systems operated by professional market participants and two Swiss daily newspapers of national standing. In addition, interested parties may subscribe to ad hoc releases, and all media releases are available on our website for at least two years.

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