The operative rationalisation and optimisation measures that were enacted in the past two years, and especially the internal reorganisation which took place in 2002, caused a sizeable reduction in operating expenses, which are now 17% lower than two years ago.
Assets under management increased by 1 billion francs, to 37.8 billion francs, despite the outflow generated by Italy’s current tax amnesty (known as “Tremonti bis”), whose effects to date have however been much lower than during the first “tax shield”: moreover, the amount of funds diverted to Banca del Gottardo Italia progressed to almost reach half the amount recovered.
The loan portfolio, whose quality is very high and therefore calls for low provisioning requirements, reached 4.4 billion francs. This considerable amount demonstrates that Banca del Gottardo, albeit operating primarily in the fields of investment counselling and asset management, is also very active in the credit and commercial sector, in Canton Ticino especially.
With regard to its international operations, Banca del Gottardo Italia is in the process of establishing a branch in Turin to complement the activities of the Bergamo head office and its Milan branch.
Supported by such promising results, Banca del Gottardo looks forward to exceeding a net income of 80 million francs in financial year 2003.
Banca del Gottardo, with head office in Lugano (Switzerland), relies on a well expanded national and international network. Thanks to its highly qualified teams of experts and its affiliates, subsidiaries, branches and representative offices in Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Bellinzona, Chiasso, Locarno, Bergamo, Milan, Turin (opening in September 2003), Athens, Luxembourg, Monaco, Vienna, Hong Kong, Nassau (Bahamas), as well as an important participation in Paris, the bank offers top level financial services to its local and international clientele.
Banca del Gottardo
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