In Germany, the concept of the foundation goes back to the Early Middle Ages, when a large number of wealthy families created charitable institutions. The earliest evidence of such foundations in this country goes back to the 9th century, and Baden-Württemberg’s oldest foundation was endowed in the 12th century.
A person who makes donations not only contributes capital, but usually brings a great amount of dedication, idealism and commitment to the cause. The creation of a foundation means more than a one-off donation. The idea behind it is to contribute in the long term to social change, and to safeguard the family or to provide a company with security through the generations.
Perhaps the promotion of a good cause lies close to your heart, too. Why not give your own personal ideals weight and create something worthwhile? Create your own foundation.
Achieve your goals with our help
Private banking’s foundation management team supports you from the word go. We spare you long speeches and come straight to the point. From planning and conception of the foundation through to support and administration - we coordinate all of the processes closely with you, and are more than happy to collaborate with your lawyer or accountant when it comes to implementation.
We advise and support you in your investment decisions to ensure that the foundation’s assets are preserved in the long term and that income is generated to fulfil the foundation’s objectives, not forgetting to include ecological, social and ethical factors in our considerations. We also provide asset management tailored to the specific needs of the foundation.
Do you feel motivated to leave something of yourself for posterity? Or would you like to optimize the investment of your foundation’s assets? Then ask your adviser about the BW Bank’s foundation management, or contact our experts directly. We are available for an in-depth discussion at any time.