Our Guiding Principles
M.M.Warburg & CO is an independent private bank. Its guiding principles are binding for all companies within the Warburg Group – they are decisive indicators of the high quality of all our services. Our actions are determined by the philosophy of Dietrich Bonhoeffers (1906–1945):
“Honoring the past and approaching the future responsibly are the keys to the right attitude to life.”
The Goals and Limits of Our Actions
Our goal is to create long-lasting value – for all of our customers, the companies of the Group, and their employees. We will continue to maintain the independence of M.M.Warburg & CO in the future as well.
We are not willing to accept just any risk – we draw clear lines for our actions. We act with care and with an eye for the long term. Our own risk positions contain verified products that we understand from top to bottom.
M.M.Warburg & CO and its subsidiaries conduct their business primarily in Germany and in German-speaking Europe. With its various locations, they are there where their customers need them most.
Precepts for Our Actions
Partnership and independence: mutual trust is the basis of our deeds. We see ourselves as a partner to our customers and we are actively involved in helping them realize their goals and desires. We are free from institutional influences. Our intrinsic independence is the prerequisite for successful actions on behalf of our customers. It is the basis for transparency in our actions, cosmopolitanism, and an acceptance of new ideas – and it keeps unbridled greed in check.
Confidentiality and reliability: our customers can rely on our employees to be discreet and reserved. Reliability and commitment are essential for a trusting business relationship that can last across generations.
Truthfulness and stability: even uncomfortable truths have to be addressed to deal with discrepancies or to avoid them entirely. In the spirit of stability and a long-term relationship, the key is not necessarily a quick success; it is much more about sustainable growth and continuous income – but not at any cost. We take care to ensure the right balance and consider the ecological treatment of resources and the environment. In line with its self-concept, the bank feels obligated to society – both socially and culturally – and fulfills this obligation appropriately and with discretion.