History

1936

André Delen establishes the Delen stockbroker.

1975

The sons Jean-Pierre, Paul and Jacques Delen follow in their father’s footsteps to head the brokerage firm.

1989

The Delen holding company is listed on the Brussels stock exchange.

1990

Paul De Winter provides the impetus for discretionary asset management

1992

The Delen holding company merges with investment company Ackermans & van Haaren.

1994

The company strengthens itself by acquiring Banque de Schaetzen in Liège and several listed companies in Brussels and Antwerp.

1996

Signing of a cooperation agreement with stockbrokers De Ferm.

1997

Ackermans & van Haaren and the shareholders of Bank J.Van Breda & C° place their subsidiaries under the Finaxis holding company.

2000

Acquisition of stockbroking Havaux further strengthens the position in Brussels.

2003

Reorganisation of the shareholder structure; the Delen family acquires a 25% share in Finaxis through Promofi.

2004

Acquisition of the Luxembourg-based Axa subsidiary Banque Ippa & Associés, thereafter known as Banque BI&A.

2007

Merger of Capital & Finance with Delen Private Bank.

Opening of new office in Ghent. Euromoney awards Delen Private Bank the title of ‘Best Private Bank in Belgium’.

2008

Opening of the office in Hasselt. Multiple awards for Delen Private Bank and Capfi Delen Asset Management, including ‘Best Private Bank in Belgium’ again.

2009

Third Euromoney title of ‘Best Private Bank in Belgium’.

2010

Fourth Euromoney title of ‘Best Private Bank in Belgium’ and several first places for ‘Hermes Belgian Growth’ at the Fund Awards.

2011

Majority shareholding in JM Finn & Co in London.

Euromoney awards Delen Private Bank the title of ‘runner-up Best Private Bank in Belgium’. High score for Cadelam funds at the Fund Awards and in De Tijd.

2012

Eric Lechien and Christian Callens join the Executive Committee.

2013

Delen Private Bank Ghent moves from Merelbeke to a renovated historical building along the Coupure in Ghent. The Brussels office on Tervurenlaan reopens after extensive renovations.

2014

Paul De Winter becomes CEO of Delen Private Bank. Jacques Delen becomes President of the Board of Directors. Jan Suykens becomes Vice President of the Board of Directors. René Havaux becomes Vice President of the Management Committee. Alexandre Delen becomes a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

2015

Acquisition of Oyens & Van Eeghen in the Netherlands.

2016

Opening of the renovated office in Liège. The Antwerp office temporarily moves to the BP-Building.

2017

New offices open in Namur, Leuven and in the Kempen region.

CFI.co awards Delen Private Bank the title of ‘Best Digital Private Bank in Belgium’.

2018

Opening of the office in Knokke.

Euromoney awards Delen Private Bank the title of ‘Best Succession Planning Advice and Trusts Belgium’.

 
 
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