Finance – An Enlightened Choice
Frederic Hottinger is a direct descendent of the illustrious Hottinger banking family, and he’s recently taken the reigns of the family company. He is currently at the helm of EMBA NV holdings, located in Holland, and he runs the real estate and property management company Sofibus.
Frederic Hottinger is part of a Swiss family whose roots date back to the 14th century, and they’ve been known in the banking world for seven generations. He was born in 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine of French-Swiss nationality, and he grew up in France. His family environment certainly did not fail to influence his choice of profession — his passion for finance grew from an early age, and he decided to follow in his ancestors’ footsteps. As he likes to point out, finance is an advanced observation of the economic world, which is itself the key to understanding the contemporary world.
A Policy of Openness For the Family Company
In 1988, Hottinger began working for the family company and joined the financial services marketing department.
For five years, he was responsible for institutional relations and helped manage relationships between the company and international partner banks.
His curiosity pushed him to explore new horizons: in the mid 1990s, he became fully dedicated to the bank’s mergers and acquisitions activities. These new functions led him to take part in several major acquisition transactions, particularly in the privatisation of Hungarian companies.
Hottinger’s third focus within the family company is managing assets. During the 2000s, he played an active role in strengthening the company’s international position and developing new subsidiaries.
He oversaw the opening of several subsidiaries in England, Luxembourg, Austria and later in Canada. It was during this time that Hottinger & Cie Luxembourg, Hottinger & Cie Limited (England) and Hottinger Partner Wien (Austria) were born.
After his father’s death in 2015, Hottinger played a leading role in defining the holding company’s strategic policy and its reorganisation. His job consisted of, and still consists of, creating mutually beneficial partnerships between the banking group and large global financial players in terms of synergising skills and resources.
This active policy of strategic partnerships is reflected in particular with the merger of Luxembourg-based companies Archimedes Private Office Limited and Iteram.
Hottinger is currently a member of Hottinger United Kingdom’s Supervisory Board.
Leading the family company, he runs a prestigious company that has maintained its approachability over time and is synonymous with independence, flexibility, proximity, impartiality, responsiveness, security and imagination.