Jacques Despont joins Bonhôte as wealth manager


Jacques Despont is joining Bonhôte as wealth manager. He holds a Swiss Federal Diploma in Investment Advisory, the Swisscanto Insurance Certificate and CWMA certification (SAQ).

After more than 30 years with a leading name in the industry, he is joining the client management team at the Lausanne branch.

With this new hire, Bonhôte is pursuing its development in the greater Lausanne area,” says regional head Léon Lauber. “We’re delighted to strengthen our team through Jacques’ appointment. His banking experience and energy will be a huge asset to us, and he will enable us to continue supporting our clients in their every need, as we have done since opening the branch in 2016.”

“I’m delighted to be joining such a prestigious establishment that shares my values and those of my clients,” adds Jacques. “Bonhôte is a private bank where client relationships are paramount. This midsized institution emphasises both personal initiative and teamwork, resulting in an even better service for clients.”

Jacques (50) is married, with two boys. He lives in the canton of Vaud. A passionate sportsman from an early age, he is driven in all aspects of his life by a constant need to improve and acquire new skills, including for the benefit of his clients. His interests also include fine dining and local wines.

Bonhôte, a Neuchâtel-based bank with more than 200 years of history, sees this development as another positive step for its business. It has branch offices in Bern, Biel/Bienne, Geneva, Lausanne, Solothurn and Zurich.