Darier Hentsch &
The eight-story brown and black building of private bankers Darier
Hentsch & Cie is situated in the Geneva theatre district
with most of the other private banks. It looks like it was built
in the late 1960's and there's a giant two-story clock attached
to the topside of the structure (showing the correct time).
Something different here, instead of the reception area being
on the first floor it's on the top floor. The first visit ends
in my being told they hadn't received my advance material so
of course I leave more material. On the second visit I'm told
Catherine Fouquet from corporate communications is busy. On my
third visit (a Monday) I'm told there's no chance of meeting
with Ms. Fouquet because she's "too busy all week".
Of course if you read my Lombard Odier & Cie story you'll
see that on Tuesday (the day after my third attempt to meet with
someone) Darier Hentsch & Cie announce plans to merge with
Lombard Odier & Cie.