Piazza della Riforma

Lugano, Switzerland

Piazza della Riforma

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BSI had been the oldest bank in the Swiss canton of Ticino until its integration into EFG Bank and the following renaming into EFG, which took place in 2017. Founded in 1873 in Lugano as the Banca della Svizzera Italiana, BSI was an institution that specialises in asset management and related services for private and institutional clients. In 1998, the bank became part of the Italian Generali group, one of the world's biggest insurance companies. In July 2014, Generali sold BSI to BTG Pactual for $1.7 billion USD, a deal that CEO of the bank, André Esteves stated would make BTG Pactual a “global player in the asset management arena.”