Switzerland is the birthplace and the "historic heart" of TRADITION SA. Compagnie Financière Tradition, the holding company which is quoted on the Swiss stock market, was founded in 1959 in Lausanne. The group rapidly expanded, opening offices throughout Europe, America, and Asia. TRADITION SA, the Swiss branch of the group, is a major player in the Swiss market. It is one of the major Swiss lead managers and advisors for institutional and corporate clients. We provide our clients with tailor-made instruments on a wide scope of currencies. Since 1995, TRADITION SA is offering a wide range of services to non-banking institutional and corporate clients.

Institutional Services: Advisory & Lead Management

Due to our extensive experience in capital markets, OTC derivatives and TRADITION's global network, we are able to cover a very diversified and high-quality customer base, including major European and overseas banks, insurances, pension funds, national and multinational corporations and governmental institutions (local authorities).

Detailed Downloadable Business Presentation of our Institutional Services Department

Institutional Services Description (French)

Our Clients
  • multi-national corporations,
  • international organizations,
  • insurance companies,
  • local authorities and public institutions.
Our Business

We are specialized in advisory and lead management of financing and investment operations for the above mentioned clients. We are acting as an intermediary, and are close to the latest developments on financial markets through our dense network and highly sophisticated infrastructure. We do also conduct regular market analysis, research and market forecasting.


  • Personal and discrete relationship with our clients
  • Identify their financing and investment needs and quantify their risk exposures
  • Determine a financing and investment strategy to optimally reduce exposure
  • Formulate technical alternatives
  • Take an optimal decision together with our clients
  • Optimization of client results
  • Global brokerage services
  • Centralization of counterparties
  • The best quotations from “Market Makers”

Our Institutional Services Desk

Langallerie 11, 1003 Lausanne, Tel: +41 (0) 21 319 99 06
Daniel Blanchet
Serguei Derban
Marc Blanchet
Florian Gashi

Brokerage Services

Capital & Money Markets

TRADITION SA is active in capital markets (Public Issues, Private Placements, Project Financings, Structured Credits) and money markets (Short and Mid Term Deposits), as well as arbitrage operations.


Via our institutional desk, we are providing trading strategies, liquidity and execution services in both primary and secondary global fixed-income markets. The group actively participates in Switzerland, Europe, US and emerging markets.

Tradition Traders

One of Traditions' Trading Floors

Interest-rate Derivatives & Credit Derivatives

TRADITION SA, in line with the strategy of the group and with the technical expertise of its worldwide network, is a major intermediary of all types of OTC interest-rate derivatives products since their creation. The main instruments we deal with are Forward Rate Agreement (FRA), Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) or Currency Swaps (CRS), Options on Interest Rate Swaps, Caps and Floors and Basis Swaps.

We are also active in the Credit Derivatives market: We participate CDS (=Credit Default Swap) market.