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Company Overview of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG

Company Overview

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG is a privately owned investment manager. It provides its services to pension funds, banks, insurance companies, health insurance schemes, public sectors and religious organizations, charitable foundations and other companies with a professional treasury service. The firm manages separate client-focused portfolios. It manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income and alternative markets across the globe. Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG was founded in 1841 and is based in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Bern, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland and Luzern, Switzerland. Bank J. Safra Sara...

Elisabethenstrasse 62

Basel,  4002


Founded in 1841

1,737 Employees


41 58 317 44 44


41 58 317 44 00

Key Executives for Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Operating Officer of Private Banking and Member of Executive Committee
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Branch & Southeast Asia
Chief Investment Officer of Private Clients and Head of Research
Head of The New Trading & Family Offices Division
Age: 65
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG Key Developments

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Appoints Masaki Sugawara as Managing Director, Client Advisory

Bank J. Safra Sarasin has appointed Masaki Sugawara as a managing director, client advisory. Sugawara joins J. Safra Sarasin from Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, where he was director, Japan market. He will be based in Hong Kong. Sugawara joined Deutsche Bank from Credit Suisse Private Banking in 2006. Sugawara has more than 20 years of experience as a private banker. He has also worked for Citi Private Bank and Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan in the past.

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Appoints Sutarmin Lili as Managing Director, Client Advisory, Effective November 8, 2016

Bank J. Safra Sarasin has appointed Sutarmin Lili as a managing director, client advisory, effective November 8, 2016. Lili joins J. Safra Sarasin from Julius Baer, Singapore, where he had been a managing director since 2010, and was named to the Presidents’ Club in 2014 and 2015. He will manage a team primarily covering the Indonesia and Southeast Asian markets. Lili reports to Benedikt Maissen, CEO, Singapore, and is based at the Singapore branch. Lili has more than 25 years of experience, which include servicing ultra high net worth individuals. He joined Julius Baer from UBS, where he had been an executive director since 2008.

Bank J. Safra Refutes Plans To Acquire BSI

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG refuted plans to acquire BSI SA from Banco BTG Pactual S.A. A spokesman said: "J Safra Sarasin and any other part of the Safra Group are not buying, nor are they going to buy, BSI." The statement came after the online edition of Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung reported that Grupo BTG Pactual had agreed to divest BSI to Safra Sarasin for an undisclosed sum.

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