HSBC in Germany

HSBC Germany is part of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Its network covers 63 countries and territories worldwide which account for more than 90 per cent of global GDP, trade and capital flows. HSBC Germany’s clients are companies, institutional clients, the public sector and high net worth private clients.

The Bank, which operates as HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH, stands for internationality, comprehensive advisory expertise, major placement power, first-class infrastructure and capital strength. HSBC Germany was founded in 1785 and has offices in Düsseldorf and eight other locations.

Facts and figures

  • Total assets (results as at 31.12.2021): EUR 31.5 billion
  • Tier 1 capital ratio (results as at 31.12.2021): 15.7 per cent
  • Locations: Baden-Baden, Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart


  • 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 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 Germany as leading international bank for German customers
  • In 2020 the HSBC Group acquired an additional 18.7% of the registered share capital in HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH from Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and thus holds 99.3%
  • In 2021 the HSBC Group acquired the shares of the remaining minority shareholders and since holds 100%

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 10 active companies. The parent company is stock corporation HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt.

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH
Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH
HSBC Global Asset Management
(Deutschland) GmbH
Trinkaus Private Equity
Management GmbH
HSBC Transaction
Services GmbH
HSBC Global Asset Management
(Switzerland) AG
HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt
Gesellschaft für
Bankbeteiligungen mbH
HSBC Operational
Services GmbH
HSBC Trinkaus
Real Estate GmbH
HSBC Service Company
Germany GmbH

Social Commitment

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 GmbH

  • Hansaallee 3
    40549 Düsseldorf

  • Phone: +49 211 9100

  • Fax: +49 211 910 616


  • VAT ID No.: DE 121310482

Branch locations, directions and contact

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