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ODDO BHF is an independent Franco-German financial services group, with a history stretching back over 170 years. It was created from the alliance of a French family-owned business built up by five generations of stockbrokers and a German bank specialising in Mittelstand companies. With 2,300 employees (1,300 in Germany and 1,000 in France and Tunisia), and more than 100 billion euros in assets under management, ODDO BHF operates in three main businesses, based on significant investment in market expertise: private wealth management, asset management and corporates and markets. The Group has a specific ownership structure as 60% of its capital is held by the Oddo family and 30% by employees. This “partnership” ethos guarantees the long-term involvement of its teams. In 2018, ODDO BHF generated net banking income of 591 million euros, and at 31 December 2018, the Group had over 866 million euros of shareholders' equity.
Across our entire range of capital management and investment banking activities, our market experts (analysts, asset managers and wealth engineers) share their vision and convictions with clients and partners on a daily basis by producing articles, holding meetings and organising events.
The communication and marketing teams in France and Germany work closely with these experts to promote their expertise and disseminate their messages across all media forms, in keeping with the group's values: Entrepreneurial, Independent, Unique, Stable, Driven.
We are constantly endeavouring to optimise our clients’ experience, capitalising on the digital technologies and innovations which have brought such radical improvements in this domain.
We would be delighted if you took a look at this website to find out more about our unique position as an independent Franco-German financial company. You will find news articles, an overview of our various businesses, a brief history of the company and, of course, employee testimonials.
Thank you for your interest in our group. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly or our press office
Céline Van Steenbrugghe
Group Head of Communication & Marketing
Since her arrival at the beginning of 2010, Céline van Steenbrugghe has been in charge of public relations, the press, the web, events and sponsorship operations. She was previously Director of Communication at Allianz France, where she also led the multi-channel marketing and was responsible for the web, direct marketing and telephone platforms for all networks. She started her career in 1997 at LCL in London as a Project Manager of the Chief Executive Officer, and then worked in Paris in the retail banking marketing teams. She is a graduate of HEC (class of'97) and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).
ODDO BHF is a family-owned business created in 1849, spanning five generations of stock brokers.
Camille Gauthier became a stock broker in Marseilles in 1849, at a time when brokers did not work on their own behalf but rather executed orders for clients.
The family firm was then taken over by two of his sons, Gabriel and Paul.
At Paul’s death, his nephew Albert took over the firm.
One of Albert’s nieces married Jean Oddo and their third son, Bernard, joined the company as bookkeeping clerk. During World War II, French stocks that had “fled” occupied Paris were listed on the Marseilles stock exchange. At the end of the war, Bernard Oddo left the firm and moved to Paris.