At the end of June 2009, Switzerland’s largest private bank announced mammoth assets around the $321bn mark. Aside from private banking, Pictet also delves into asset management, fund administration, investor services, and services for independent asset managers. With a long standing tradition of international services, this was one bank that nobody wanted to see fail during the darkest months of the credit crisis. Based all over the world, Pictet offers services to a great many dealers and other private customers, representing an old-world attitude towards banking, with an eye on the future as it continues to diversify.