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Bondpartners SA (BPL), founded in August 1972, is a Swiss financial services company engaged in the inter-professional trading of bonds and stocks, market making of non quoted small to medium capitalizations (Helvetica) and portfolio management. Based in Lausanne, the Company is quoted on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
The Company is considered to be amongst the important European organizations in this industry. BPL is authorized under the law to trade securities and it is controlled by the Swiss Federal Banking Commission. BPL deals a variety of bonds (fixed or variable rate, indexed, classic, convertible, zero-coupon, etc.) issued in over twenty currencies on behalf of professional counterparts.
BPL is more particularly present on the secondary market where it acts alternately as dealer or as market maker. With regards to shares and equities, it operates as broker on a dozen stock exchanges located in Europe, in the United States and in the Far East.
In addition, BPL is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association, State of Vaud Bankers Association, International Capital Market Association, and an associated member of the Swiss Stock Exchange. The Company is also a member of Euroclear, Clearstream and Segalntersettle.
BPL mainly performs various dealing and brokerage services oriented to professional operators and institutional investors, such as banks, portfolio managers, savings and loan institutions, insurance companies, mutual and pension funds, stockbrokers and others.
The Company has a branch office in Gibraltar, as well as a representative office in Villars s/Ollon.
Description and history
The Company is a Swiss financial services company which was founded in 1972. The firm mainly performs various dealing and brokerage services oriented to professional operators and institutional investors, such as banks, portfolio managers, savings and loan institutions, insurance companies, mutual and pension funds and stockbrokers.
It is considered to be amongst the important European organizations in this industry.
Based in Lausanne, the Company’s activities are more particularly centered on the professional inter-dealing of diverse fixed income securities issued in some twenty currencies, on over-the-counter market making for Swiss and foreign small to medium capitalizations (Helvetica) and on brokerage trading on about ten stock exchanges located in Europe, the United States and the Far East. In addition, the Company has pursued its diversification strategy by developing portfolio management for private customers. The Company is shareholder and public order member of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (AEX/EOE) and member of the European Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (EASDAQ/EASD); the Company is also associated member of the Swiss Exchange (SWX) and reporting dealer of the International Securities Market Association (ISMA) of which it has been a registered member for numerous years. Moreover, with regard to transaction clearing, it can be pointed out that the Company is member of Euroclear, Cedel, Segaintersettle and Trax.
In 1986, the Company opened its capital to members of the public by issuing participation certificates which after having been traded on the Lausanne and Geneva stock exchanges, were converted into bearer shares quoted on the Swiss Electronic Stock Exchange.
Since 1985 the Company’s headquarters have been located in the former residence of the queen of Spain, near Ouchy. The offices are fitted out with the latest and most up-to-date computer and telecommunication services. Since 1993, a branch office (BPIG) has been established in Gibraltar, enabling the Company to diversify its activities abroad and thus gaining access to the European Union. This branch office was granted a license of investment dealer by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). In addition, BPIG is also a member of the ISMA and has been admitted as foreign broker by the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (AFC).
Description in French
BONDPARTNERS S.A. (BPL) est une societe financiere suisse, fondee en 1972. L’entreprise exerce differentes activites de negoce et de courtage, principalement a l’usage des intervenants professionnels et des investisseurs institutionnels, tels que les banques, les gerants de fortune, les fonds de prevoyance, les compagnies d’investissements et d’assurances, les agents de change, etc. Elle figure parmi les organisations importantes de son secteur en Europe.
Sise a Lausanne, la Societe emploie pres de 45 collaborateurs. Ses activites sont plus particulierement axees sur le commerce interprofessionnel de divers instruments obligataires exprimes en une vingtaine de monnaies de reference, sur la negociation et l’entretien d’un marche hors-bourse sur les valeurs suisses et etrangeres a petite et moyenne capitalisation (Helvetica), ainsi que sur la collaboration avec plusieurs courtiers lui permettant d’avoir acces a une dizaine de bourses etrangeres situees en Europe, aux Etats-Unis et en Extreme-Orient. BPL a, en outre, poursuivi la diversification de son tissu d’affaires en developpant un departement de gestion de fortune pour la clientele privee.
BONDPARTNERS est actionnaire et ‘public order member’ de la Bourse d’Amsterdam (AEX/EOE) et membre de l’European Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (EASDAQ/EASD). Elle est egalement membre associe de la Bourse Suisse (SWX) et ‘reporting dealer’ de l’International Securities Market Association (ISMA) dont elle est societaire depuis de nombreuses annees. Au surplus, en ce qui concerne la compensation des operations, on peut relever que BPL est membre d’Euroclear, Cedel, Segaintersettle et Trax.
Pour memoire, BONDPARTNERS a ouvert son capital au public, des 1986, en procedant a l’emission de bons de participation qui, apres avoir ete traites aux bourses de Lausanne et de Geneve, ont ete convertis en actions au porteur qui sont desormais cotees a la Bourse Electronique Suisse (BES).
Depuis 1985, la Societe a installe son siege et ses principaux bureaux dans l’ancienne demeure de la reine d’Espagne a Ouchy. Ceux-ci sont equipes de tous les systemes informatiques et de telecommunications modernes, aptes a satisfaire aux exigences de ce type d’activites. BONDPARTNERS a etabli, depuis 1993, une filiale a Gibraltar (BPIG) qui lui permet de se positionner a l’etranger et d’avoir ainsi acces a l’Union Europeenne. Cette filiale est au benefice d’une licence d”investment dealer’ delivree par la Financial Services Commission (FSC). Elle est de plus membre de l’ISMA et reconnue en tant qu’agent de change etranger par l’Administration Federale des Contributions.
Financial services company engaged in the inter-professional trading of bonds and stocks, market making of non quoted small to medium capitalizations (Helvetica) and portfolio management
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Avenue de l’Elysee, 22/24
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Phone: 41 (21) 613 43 43
Fax: 41 (21) 617 97 15
Country address: SWITZERLAND
Website url: www.bpl-bondpartners.ch