History

The Blankart family history is firmly tied to the Swiss banking system. Different members of the family have influenced the banking centres Lucerne, Lugano and Zurich.

Around 1820 Jakob Johann Blankart left Mannheim to settle in Lucerne, where he founded the Speditions-, Commissions-, Inkasso & Bankhaus J.J.Blankart. His son Johann Jakob Blankart became a cashier at Bank in Lucerne in 1862. In 1873 he founded the institute Banca della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. Under his management, the bank significantly helped advance tourism in the canton of Ticino.

Johann Jakob Blankart’s son Charles Blankart followed in his father’s footstep and opted for a banking career. He first acted as a director at Bank in Lucerne and subsequently headed Swiss Credit Institution (Schweizerische Kreditanstalt) in Lucerne. Being shrewd and knowledgable, he could contribute to the development of industry, trade and commerce in Central Switzerland whilst holding this position. Charles Blankart’s brother Jacques equally chose banking and founded a brokerage firm with a partner. His company, which was registered as Blankart & Cie in 1901, played a major role in the constitution of the Zurich stock exchange. In 1978 Blankart & Cie merged with Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd.

In 2010 Daniel Hug acquired Breitling Capital Ltd. from Dr. Siegfried Breitling, who had successfully established the company in the course of five years. Together with Prof. Dr. Franz A. Blankart and Prof. Dr. Charles B. Blankart, Jacques Blankard’s grandnephews, Daniel Hug changed the company name back to Blankart & Cie. The original company could thus be revived.

  • Jakob Johann Blankart-Müller, 1796 - 1850
  • Johann Jakob Blankart-Suidter, 1837 - 1925
  • Charles Blankart-Kempter, 1865 - 1935
  • Jacques Blankart-Schrafl
  • Wohnhaus von Johann Jakob Blankart in Lugano
  • Banknote von 1883, herausgegeben von der Banca della Svizzera Italiana, unterschrieben von Johann Jakob Blankart
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Prof. Dr. Franz A. Blankart

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