History

Political upheaval, world wars, inflation, economic crises, dislocations on the stock markets and constant global competition – M.M.Warburg & CO is strong and sound thanks to its more than 200 years of experience.

1798    Founding of M.M.Warburg & Co.

1867    Move to Ferdinandstr. 75

1898    100-year anniversary: The company has grown from a bank focused on the bill of exchange business to a renowned private bank with 53 employees.

1905    Inclusion in the imperial investment consortium

1917    Carl Melchior becomes the first bank partner who is not a member of the Warburg family.

1938    Conversion into a limited partnership with partners Dr. Rudolf Brinckmann and Paul Wirtz. Seizure of silent participation held by the Warburg family at the outbreak of war

1941    Name change to Brinckmann, Wirtz & Co.

1969    Name change to M.M.Warburg-Brinckmann, Wirtz & Co.

1973    Founding of M.M.Warburg-Brinckmann, Wirtz International in Luxembourg; known as M.M.Warburg & CO Luxemburg S.A. since 1991

1982    Max Warburg (son of Eric Warburg) joins the bank as a partner.

1986    Dr. Christian Olearius joins the bank as a partner and becomes spokesman for the personally liable partners. The bank is strategically realigned.

1987    Founding of Warburg Invest Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH in Frankfurt am Main

1989    Founding of M.M.Warburg-LuxInvest S.A.

1991    The bank assumes its original name, M.M.Warburg & CO

1994    Change of legal form to a partnership limited by shares (KGaA)

1995    Founding of M.M.Warburg & CO Hypothekenbank

1996    Founding of M.M.Warburg Bank (Schweiz)

1997    Acquisition of Bankhaus Hallbaum, Hanover

1998    Acquisition of Marcard, Stein & Co, Hamburg

1999    Acquisition of 51% of Carl F. Plump & Co., Bremen

2001    Founding of Warburg - Henderson Kapitalanlagegesellschaft für Immobilien mbH with Henderson Global Investors

2003    Acquisition of Bankhaus Löbbecke

2007    Opening of Warburg Bank representative office in Berlin

2009    Acquisition of a stake in Schwäbische Bank; Joachim Olearius and Dr. Henneke Lütgerath join as partners

2010    Eckhard Fiene joins the bank as a partner

2010    Acquisition of the remaining 49% of Carl F. Plump & Co., Bremen

2011    Dr. Peter Rentrop-Schmid joins the bank as a partner

2014    Dr. Christian Olearius (chairman) and Max Warburg (deputy chairman) move to the supervisory board, Joachim Olearius becomes spokesman for the partners

2015    Acquisition of the remaining shares of Schwäbische Bank, Stuttgart

For detailed history of our bank, please visit the website of the Warburg Group.

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