Philanthropy Academy: an exciting third session for the 40 attendees

The third session of the Philanthropy Academy took place on January 9th at the hotel Meridien in Monaco. “Academicians” had the opportunity to discover the necessary steps to drive a philanthropic project and choose between the different vehicles from the simple gift to the creation of its own Foundation.

Mister Francisco Diaz, Head of the Cuomo Foundation, shared experiences in their quest to provide education to the disadvantaged young.

The sentence of the day is inspired from an African proverb: “Alone you may go faster, together you go further”.

CMB: Best Private Bank in Monaco 2017

CMB has been granted the award of “Best Private Bank in Monaco 2017” by the financial magazine “International Banker”.

This award recognizes the performances and innovativeness of the best managers and financial institutions.

“This new award testifies our ability to listen to our clients and take their feedback into account” quoted Werner Peyer, CEO of CMB.

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Launch of the ESG Mandate

CMB launches the mandate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). The mandate invests in companies and countries that contribute to the development and the future of our Society and are committed to build a better word.
The ESG mandate relies on a selection of investment vehicles corresponding to ESG values, with a “Best in Class” approach.
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No Finish Line: 9 794 km for CMB

Great performance for CMB’s employees and their relatives who ran 6 921 laps.
For the organizers, the 2017 edition is the best since the creation of the NFL: 436,980 km covered by 371 teams. The 12,967 participants took turns, non stop for 9 days to help sick children.

2nd session of the CMB Philanthropy Academy

On Tuesday, November 7th, the 2nd session of the CMB Philanthropy Academy, launched last month, addressed the planning of a philanthropic strategy. Mrs. Nancy Dotta and Maître Cristina Rossello honored the students with their presence and shared their respective experiences on the subject.
"We are proud to welcome renowned philanthropists to our Academy," said Werner Peyer, CEO of CMB. "They represent a real example for future generations."

CMB launches the Philanthropy Academy

CMB launches on Tuesday 24 October 2017 the first session of the Philanthropy Academy which is the Bank’s response to a growing demand from its clientele in this area. The six-module course covers all the topics that a philanthropist needs to understand in order to embark on the adventure. For its kick-off, His Excellency B. Fautrier, Vice-President and CEO of the Albert II Foundation, honored the participants with his presence.
"Philanthropy means being committed to working for the well-being of humanity," said Werner Peyer, CEO of CMB, adding "an institution like ours has a duty to get involved in the future of the next generations".

CMB congratulates the Monaco Karaté Club Shotokan!

The University of Limerick in Ireland hosted the 14th World Karate Championships at the end of August, organized by the Japan Karate Association (JKA). This competition has gathered more than 1350 competitors from 58 countries.

Thanks to their results on the tatamis of combat or katas, the Monegasques were flying the flag of the Principality: 8th in kata team, 9th in individual combat and 17th place in kata individual.

CMB is proud to support such a dynamic and successful team and wishes a good continuation on the road to success.

Meeting with the winner of the "Campiello Price" in Monaco on 22 September 2017

CMB is proud to be partner of the Premio Campiello, the winner of which will host a unique event in Monaco on the 22th September in the Golden Hall of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo. The name of the lucky winner of the most prestigious prize in Italian literature will be unveiled September 9th during a ceremony at the "Fenice di Venezia". The purpose of CMB supporting such a prestigious event is on one hand, to promote the Principality and on the other hand, to continue our longstanding support of the Italian community.

CMB's foal at the Equestrian Endurance Championships in France August 12th-13th 2017

CMB is the official sponsor of Emma Noury, who will defend the colors of the Bank at the French Equestrian Endurance Championships August 12th-13th in Aumont Aubrac (Lozère).

Despite her young age of 15 years, the red and white rider already has a good track record: France's youngest vice-champion and two podium finishes in the International Endurance Young Riders course (90 km).

We wish her the best of luck!

CMB, partner bank of the Monaco Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Astana

CMB, the partner bank of the Monaco Pavilion, is proud to wear the Monegasque colors of the Principality in Astana. It participates in its outreach in Kazakhstan while actively supporting "Energy of the Future", the theme chosen for the exhibition.

Mr. Franzi (President) and Mr. Peyer (CEO) accompanied the official delegation on the occasion of the Monegasque Day on June 25th to represent the Bank alongside the other partners of the Monaco Pavilion.

Two awards for Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB)

CMB is named “Best Customer Service Private Bank in Monaco” for the second consecutive year and “Monaco Banking Ambassador” for the first time by the international magazine The European in its prestigious 2017 awards.

The European magazine in collaboration with the Tomson Reuters Group, analyze in their annual Global Banking & Finance Awards the performance of banks and financial institutions. The winners are nominated through an online voting system where capacity to innovate, knowhow and quality of service are major considerations.

CMB obtains “Monaco Welcome Certified” label

CMB has been awarded the “Monaco Welcome Certified” label for the quality of services it offers to its clients. The label is a guarantee for excellence; it increases the attractiveness of the Principality and strengthens the loyalty of customers of the certified establishment.

It is based various criteria, such as on the quality of reception, external appearance of the establishment, active listening, human contact and customer satisfaction.

CMB shares this commitment and will continuously reevaluate and improve the quality of its services.

Back to school with the second edition of the Academy for Women & Finance

The second edition of the Academy for Women & Finance kicked off on Tuesday 25 April.

26 participants were welcomed by Werner Peyer, CEO of Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, Marie-Hélène Parisi, Director of the Academy and Emma Gamerdinger, moderator of the first session.

The new students started their first class with "Financial jargon: Easier than it seems", that will be followed by 8 other modules whose themes revolve around financial markets and economy, wealth management and investments.

In the 27 hours of lessons the students will manage a virtual portfolio to put into practice what they have learned.

CMB renews its partnership with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

April 6, 2017 CMB and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra renewed their partnership for the 2017-2018 season in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Government Advisor - Minister of the Interior, Etienne Franzi, Chairman of CMB and Werner Peyer, CEO of CMB.

Since 2012 CMB has supported the OPMC which is known for its excellence and influence within Monaco. This confirms the bank’s commitment to stand side by side with one of the most important Monegasque cultural institutions to promote the image of the Principality.

At the Rainier III Auditorium the partners gathered for a concert before the program for the new season 2017-2018 was unveiled with the theme "Invitation to travel":

First Graduation of the Academy for Women & Finance

On March 21, 2017, Compagnie Monégasque de Banque celebrated the first graduation of the “Academy Women & Finance” where all twenty participants were awarded a diploma.

The training program makes CMB a pioneer in this field. "It is the first Private Bank to offer such a structured academic program to its clients," explains Werner Peyer, CEO of the bank.

The nine modules completed by the participants in the course of one year enabled them to take on a leading role in managing the family wealth. The topics of financial markets, asset allocation, credits from on to behavioral finance covered in the 27 hours of lessons set the foundation for participating actively in financial decisions.

CMB will continue to further investigate educational needs and will commence its second session of the CMB Academy Women & Finance series April this year.

Five additional AMAF certifications for our Staff

His Excellency Mr. Serge Telle and Mr. Étienne Franzi, Chairman of AMAF present the diplomas of the Monegasque Association of Financial Activities (AMAF) at the Government House to the 2015 B and 2016 A graduates.

The AMAF certification is Monaco’s official professional certification required for Finance professionals.

The certification curriculum, developed jointly with the Monegasque regulator, covers many areas of finance: fundamental investment principles, financial markets, derivatives, portfolio management, ethical conduct as well as Monaco’s regulatory framework and institutions.

We are proud to have five CMB additional employees who join the Bank's AMAF certified club.

CMB renews Partnership with the Lycée Hôtelier de Monaco

On March 15th, 2017, Etienne Franzi, Chairman of Compagnie Monégasque de Banque and Jean-Marc Deoriti, Principal of the Monaco’s School of Hotel Management (Lycée Hôtelier), signed the renewal of the partnership which unites the two establishments since 2011. The ceremony took place in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Government Counselor - Minister of the Interior, Isabelle Bonnal, Director of National Education for Youth and Sports and Werner Peyer, CEO of the bank. It reflects CMB’s policy of strengthening its role as a committed and involved player in the Monegasque community.