HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt

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  HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
HSBC Trinkaus headquarters
HSBC Germany headquarters in Düsseldorf
(front view from Königsallee )
Country GermanyGermany Germany
Seat Dusseldorf
legal form Corporation
ISIN DE0008115106
Bank code 300 308 80
founding 1785
Business data December 31, 2017Template: Infobox credit institute / maintenance / data out of date
Total assets EUR 24.3 billion
Employee around 3,000
  • Carola Countess v. Schmettow (spokeswoman for the board)
  • Rudolf Apenbrink
  • Paul Hagen
  • Fredun Mazaheri
  • Nicolo Salsano
  • Jan Wilmanns
Supervisory board Andreas Schmitz (Chairman)

HSBC Germany , officially HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG , is an internationally oriented commercial bank with headquarters in Düsseldorf . The British HSBC Holdings plc owns 80.7% of the shares and thus holds the majority stake.


Trading company Jaeger

Christian Gottfried Jaeger (1760–1852) laid the foundation stone in 1785 when he founded his trading house for colored wood, chemicals and colonial goods in Düsseldorf . The childless hunter took two family members into the business at the beginning of the 19th century, his nephew Christian Gottfried Trinkaus (1800–1870) and from the family of his stepmother Adolf Pfeiffer. Originally from Trarbach , Pfeiffer made the wine trade at times one of the company's most important branches of business, while Trinkaus pushed the money trade.

Wilhelm Pfeiffer jun., Banker and city representative in Düsseldorf, art committee and delegate of the international art exhibition in the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf , 1904

Family-run private bank until 1929

Former bank house Trinkaus in Hofgartenstrasse 12b

Christian Gottfried Jaeger died on April 19, 1852. Christian Gottfried Trinkaus inherited the company, continued it under his name and from then on concentrated entirely on the banking business. Wilhelm, the son of Adolf Pfeiffer, became the bank's authorized signatory. Trinkaus' son of the same name, Christian Gottfried Trinkaus , who was born in 1843, entered his father's business in 1864. In 1916, Deutsche Bank invested 1 million marks in the bank, which was converted into a limited partnership . Until 1929, however, the Pfeiffer and Trinkaus families remained the determining forces in the bank: Max Trinkaus, after whom the Trinkaus-Palais at Hofgartenstraße 14 was named - grandson of Christian Gottfried Trinkaus senior. - died childless in 1929 after his other family members had already left as limited partners in 1921 and Wilhelm Pfeiffer junior (1861–1934), co-owner since 1885 and Ernst Schiess's son-in-law , retired that same year.

CG Trinkaus among various investors

From 1922 Carl Wuppermann was a partner at Trinkaus for Deutsche Bank. In 1930 he merged the private bank with the bank EW Engels & Co. In 1972 the bank CG Trinkaus & Co. merged with the Essen bank Burkhardt & Co. and from then on was called Trinkaus & Burkhardt . In 1974 Citibank increased its stake from 15% to 51%. The majority stake in the banking house Trinkaus & Burkhardt was acquired by the London Midland Bank in 1980 . In 1985 the company was converted into a partnership limited by shares and went public.

HSBC group

After the takeover of Midland Bank by HSBC Holdings plc , Trinkaus & Burkhardt has belonged to the HSBC Group since 1992 and therefore initially operated under the name HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA from 1999 . Following a resolution by the general meeting in May 2006, the bank was converted into a stock corporation and has been trading as HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG since the end of July 2006 .

Preliminary investigation

In September 2016, the Düsseldorf public prosecutor's office conducted an investigation into tax offenses in connection with cum-ex transactions against HSBC Trinkaus.

Company profile

HSBC Germany is part of the HSBC Group, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. It has a network in more than 70 countries worldwide.

The HSBC Group owns 80.7% of the shares, while the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg owns 18.7% (as of December 31, 2014). The rest is in free float .

HSBC has over 3,000 employees in Germany and is managed by six board members.

In Germany, HSBC mainly targets large and medium-sized companies, institutional customers, the public sector and wealthy private customers. In addition, however, the bank is also the issuer of certificates and warrants . The head office is located at Königsallee 21/23 in Düsseldorf . HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt has branches in Baden-Baden , Berlin , Dortmund , Frankfurt am Main , Mannheim , Munich , Nuremberg , Stuttgart , Hamburg , Hanover and Cologne .


  • Society for industrial holdings and financings mbH, Düsseldorf
  • Real estate company Trinkausstraße KG, Düsseldorf
  • HSBC Trinkaus Family Office GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • HSBC Global Asset Management (Deutschland) GmbH , Düsseldorf
  • HSBC Global Asset Management (Austria) GmbH, Vienna
  • HSBC Global Asset Management (Switzerland) AG, Zurich
  • HSBC Trinkaus Gesellschaft für Kapitalmarktinvestments oHG, Düsseldorf
  • HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt Gesellschaft für Bankbeteiligungen mbH, Düsseldorf
  • HSBC Trinkaus Real Estate GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • HSBC Transaction Services GmbH , Düsseldorf
  • HSBC INKA - Internationale Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH, Düsseldorf
  • Trinkaus Private Equity Management GmbH, Düsseldorf


  • In-house publication: Committed to values: 225 years of HSBC Trinkaus 1785-2010. Cologne 2010, ISBN 978-3-940371-14-0
  • In-house publication: 175 years of CG Trinkaus - tradition and new tasks. Düsseldorf undated

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Master data of the credit institute at the Deutsche Bundesbank
  2. Figures, data, facts as of December 31, 2017
  4. HSBC Trinkaus - Shareholders and Shares, as of December 31, 2013
  5. Hans Ulrich von Wangenheim:  Jaeger, Christian Gottfried. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 10, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1974, ISBN 3-428-00191-5 , p. 273 f. ( Digitized version ).
  6. Investigations at major international banks. Accessed November 1, 2018 (German).

Coordinates: 51 ° 13 ′ 28.3 "  N , 6 ° 46 ′ 41.4"  E