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History

Since the establishment of the Swiss National Bank in 1907, it has had a strong impact on economic policy in Switzerland. Here you will find information that will help you to understand the history of the SNB and its policies.

Construction of the main building in Zurich
Main building in Berne in the twenties

The ‘Chronicle of monetary events’ lists all the most important laws, enactments and decisions in connection with monetary policy since 1848. The ‘Biographical profiles’ contain information on the professional and political careers of all the former and current Presidents of the SNB’s Bank Council and all of the members of its Governing Board, together with a photograph in all cases. The ‘Publications’ section includes the four SNB commemorative publications. Information on the centenary celebrations of the SNB in 2007 may be found under the heading, ‘SNB’s centenary’. ‘Information on the archive’ provides information on the holdings in the archive and the conditions for access.