HSBC in Germany

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG employs more than 2,800 people in 12 locations in Germany including its head office in Düsseldorf. We offer a wide range of banking services to corporate, institutional and wealthy private clients. HSBC aims to become the leading international bank for mid-market enterprises and multinational clients in Germany. As part of HSBC’s global network we offer an international presence in the world’s most important growth markets, while benefiting from a strong German heritage. Our Relationship Managers connect our clients with experts around the world according to their needs. We offer individual customer service, built on 230 years of history.

HSBC in Germany drives its growth by expanding its client base, increasing its product range and taking on new employees. We have opened four new branches to be closer to our clients. Our strong balance sheet and earnings power put us in the position to grow further with our clients and open up the door to new clients. With a AA- (Stable) rating, the bank, as part of the HSBC Group, still has the highest Fitch rating of any of the German private commercial banks.

Facts and figures

  • Total assets (preliminary results as at 31.12.2016): EUR 23.1 billion
  • Tier 1 capital ratio (preliminary results as at 31.12.2016): 12.3 per cent
  • As part of the HSBC Group: Best Fitch-Rating "AA- (Stable)" among the German private commercial banks
  • Funds under management and administration (preliminary results as at 31.12.2016): EUR 238.9 billion
  • Locations: Baden-Baden, Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
  • Number of employees: more than 2,800
  • The HSBC Group holds a share of 80.7 per cent of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG's capital
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg holds 18.7 per cent of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG


  • Christian Gottfried Jäger set up his trading house in Düsseldorf in 1785
  • In 1852 Christian Gottfried Trinkaus, a nephew of the founder, took over the house and gave it his name
  • The last family members left the company in 1919. It was then taken over by institutional investors (including Deutsche Bank)
  • In 1972 C. G. Trinkaus merged with Bankhaus Burkhardt & Co. From then on the Bank operated under the name Trinkaus & Burkhardt
  • Citibank acquired the majority of the bank in 1974
  • In 1980 Midland Bank in the UK took over the majority of the shares of Trinkaus & Burkhardt
  • In 1985 Trinkaus & Burkhardt was converted into a partnership limited by shares (KGaA) and brought to the Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart stock exchanges
  • In 1992 HSBC Holdings plc acquired Midland Bank giving it a majority holding in Trinkaus & Burkhardt
  • The bank was renamed HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA in 1999
  • In 2006 HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt changed the legal form of the bank from a KGaA to an AG (German stock corporation)
  • On its 225th anniversary HSBC in Germany increased the share capital by EUR 150 million to promote the corporate business in Germany as part of HSBC.
  • In 2013 the Growth Initiative started with the aim to position HSBC in Germany as leading international bank for German customers

Executive bodies

Find details of our Executive bodies in Germany including the Management Board, the Executive Committee, the Supervisory Board and the Advisory Board.

Modern structure

HSBC in Germany comprises a group of 13 active companies. The parent company is stock corporation HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt.


  • ‘Best Global Cash Manager’, Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2016 (HSBC-Group)
  • ‘Best Overall Offshore RMB Products/Services’, Asiamoney Offshore Renminbi Poll 2016 (HSBC-Group)
  • ‘Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year’ in the categories Western Europe, Bonds, Emerging Markets and Natural Resources and Commodities Investment Banking Awards 2016 (HSBC-Group)
  • ‘Best service for investors’, Zertifikate Awards 2016
  • ‘Best Trade Bank in the World’, Trade and Forfaiting Review, 2016 (HSBC-Gruppe)
  • ‘Best trade ideas and solutions before and after the Brexit vote’, Greenwich Associates 2016 (HSBC-Group)
  • ‘Highest Trust’, WirtschaftsWoche Trust Index 2016
  • ‘The Elite among the Asset Managers’, Elite Report 2016
  • For more awards of HSBC please visit our global corporate website


Find out more about HSBC's charitable work and investment in the local area.

General enquiries

Please feel free to contact our switchboard for general questions by calling +49 211 9100 or you can e-mail us at

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

Königsallee 21/23
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 9100
Fax: +49 211 910 616
VAT ID No.: DE 121310482

Branch locations

We look forward to meeting you in one of our branches. Find out here where and how you can reach us.

For details about HSBC’s global operations, Group board members and financial results, go to our corporate website . Please note that this is English only.