National Geographic : 1986 Jan
Dependability and discretion (above) Claude de Saussure discusses a characterizeSwitzerland's banking client's investments. Such small, exclusive system, the third most important in the institutionsspecialize in tailoring world after the United States and Great portfoliosto individualrequirements. Britain.Although numbered accounts Many foreign governments andfirms are still used, banks insistthat a few retainSwiss banks to handle cash officers always know a depositor's receipts (below) and precious identity. At the Pictet bank in Geneva metals such as platinum ingots (right).