Societe Generale purchased Kleinwort Benson in June 2016 and subsequently launched Kleinwort Hambros as the new combined brand name. Kleinwort Hambros brings together two longstanding, award-winning British Private Banks, SGPB Hambros and Kleinwort Benson, to create Societe Generale's private banking and wealth management division in the UK, Channel Islands and Gibraltar.
Established in 1786 and 1839 respectively, Kleinwort Benson and SGPB Hambros have a wealth of experience in helping individuals, families, entrepreneurs and family offices manage their assets.
Kleinwort Hambros retains both banks' standard for expertise, security of assets and quality of service. Our teams come together to provide a strengthened view of on personal, family and corporate wealth, supporting our clients in making sound financial decisions. Driven by our shared values of team spirit, commitment, responsibility and innovation. Kleinwort Hambros provides a service underpinned by local knowledge, backed by global expertise.
Full legal integration has not yet been completed and until this time the banks will operate as independent entities within the Societe Generale Group. Clients will contract directly for banking and / or investment services with one of the entities, either the newly renamed Kleinwort Hambros entity or the Kleinwort Benson entity in the relevant jurisdiction.