Two innovative companies
The two firms grew, opened subsidiaries abroad, diversified their services, including IPOs – of which they quickly became champions – and innovated by launching new services such as pension fund management for third parties and new investment products: SICAFI, bond SICAVs, cash funds, derivatives, etc. In 1990, the Maystadt law gave banks access to the capital markets. Banque Degroof took advantage of this opportunity to create the stock exchange company it had proposed. For his part, Jean Peterbroeck created the Bel 20 as president of the Brussels stock exchange. In 2002, the two companies acquired several stock exchange companies to ensure that they would have a broad network in the country.
Banque Degroof and Petercam: the best of both worlds
In 2015, the two companies merged to form Banque Degroof Petercam. The new firm, with its new and complementary talents, remains faithful to a common core business: asset management. In addition, its competences and services include institutional management, investment banking and the administrative management of investment funds.
Ready for the next 150 years!
This exceptional longevity is a testament to our entrepreneurial spirit and our role in the Belgian economic landscape as a major player in the financial market. Following the legacy of those who came before us, we remain a trusted and responsible partner to our clients by turning innovative ideas into concrete actions and by raising awareness of future challenges. Our company has created unique conditions to move our economy and society forward and we continue to do so. In order to ensure that our clients’ assets grow and to defend their financial interests, we innovate, and regardless of the circumstances, we move forward.