The uniqueplatform forasset managers.

“Independence is our key asset. We are determined to stand on our own feet for the long-term”.

Max Cotting, Founder Aquila Ltd.

Aquila Ltd. is the first Swiss bank to exist exclusively for independent asset managers, family offices and their clients. It has specialised entirely in making them more successful – an innovative business model unmatched in Switzerland to date.

The bank does not act as a competitor nor does it allow conflicts of interest to arise. It performs no proprietary trading and steers clear of product and market risks. Because it is 100% privately owned and has a high equity ratio it guarantees maximum possible independence and security.

Max Cotting laid the foundation stone of Aquila Ltd. in 2000 when he set up the platform for independent asset managers. Aquila AG has held a banking licence since 2012 and is supervised by the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.


LCR provides comprehensive support in legal matters arising in the course of our business activity and is an expert point of contact for all compliance matters.


The Finance department handles treasury, bank bookkeeping, statutory reporting and value added tax and stamp duty calculation – together with other administrative tasks.


Operations functions as the IT general contractor, making sure that the requisite systems and data are available. The IT helpdesk is the central point of contact for all problems and issues.


The investments team supports asset managers and family offices in all matters and tasks concerning investments and manages the assets of private and institutional customers.

Our services for your benefit.

The Aquila Bank is an expert in full support for independent asset managers and family offices. We focus explicitly on the all-round criteria and exacting demands of independent asset managers.

Personal contact comes first.

You are an independent asset manager – or well on the way to becoming one. Our team has years of experience of this business. We are happy to engage in a dialogue with you and look after your needs – personally and continuously. We welcome your challenging demands.