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Our approach to sponsorship

EFG International and its global family of private banking businesses is active across a range of sporting and cultural sponsorships. In addition to historic motorsport, EFG's sponsorships include:


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EFG is the private bank for historic motor racing. It is a proud sponsor of


Photo: Abhishek Acharya
EFG is the private bank for polo, and supports a wide range of teams and events around the world. Among others, it is proud to sponsor the EFG Aravali Team, UK High Goal; Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup; Cowdray Park Polo Club; International Polo Tournament, Sotogrande; 40 Goal Challenge, Palm Beach; RMA Sandhurst Polo; University of St Andrews Polo; Veytay Masters, Switzerland; Singapore Polo Club, League ; Haryana Polo Club, Delhi; Thai Polo Open; Kakira Nile Polo Club and Guards International São Paulo Polo Trophy.


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EFG is a sponsor of Knytkalaset, an umbrella group for a number of elite Swedish dressage riders. Our support enables Knytkalaset to extend its activities, including establishing incubators for young riders.

We also lend our support to certain equestrian associations and events in Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala.


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EFG is the principal partner for Centenary Tennis Clubs (CTC), an umbrella group of clubs more than 100 years old, including some of the most prestigious clubs in the sport.

We have also teamed up with IMG, the global sports and media company, to create an innovative programme supporting leading junior players making the transition to the senior ranks.


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EFG has been a long-standing supporter of junior golf in Hong Kong. We are also proud to sponsor Hickory Golf St. Moritz, as well as the Seve Ballesteros Foundation Pro-Am at Foxhills Club & Resort in the UK.


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Photo: Ueli Steck by Robert Bösch

EFG has a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Ueli Steck, the Swiss rock climber and mountaineer. One of the most outstanding climbers of his generation, Ueli Steck is recognised the world over for pushing the boundaries of his sport. His achievements include breaking the speed record for climbing the north face of the Eiger (2 hours 47 minutes) as well as solo climbing the south face of Annapurna, Nepal, in a record 28 hours.

EFG statement of 30 April 2017
“We are deeply saddened about the news of Ueli Steck’s fatal accident in the Himalayas. Ueli Steck was an exceptional athlete and an exceptional person, who was always aware of the dangers he exposed himself to. With his enormous skills, willpower and ambitious goals, he was an inspiration for all those who knew him. His death is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”



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EFG is a proud sponsor of the Swiss lightweight project. The team, comprising Mario Gyr, Simon Niepmann, Lucas Tramèr and Simon Schürch, are outstanding athletes and were finalists at the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2014, Lucas Tramer and Simon Niepmann successfully retained their lightweight men’s coxless pair world title at the World Rowing Championships, and did the same in European Rowing Championships.


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Since 2008, EFG has been a supporter of the London Jazz Festival, the UK’s largest annual celebration of jazz which takes place every November. In 2013, we became the headline sponsor of the Festival, which is now known as the EFG London Jazz Festival.

The EFG Excellence Series forms part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, and is a programme of world class performances from some of the leading lights in jazz. In recent years, it has featured concerts from performers including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Kurt Elling, Courtney Pine, Gilberto Gil, Cleo Laine & John Dankworth, McCoy Tyner, Alison Krauss and Paolo Conte.

EFG also sponsors various concerts in partnership with leading Singapore-based jazz pianist Jeremy Monteiro. It has, for example, supported numerous concerts by The Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet. EFG now supports jazz across Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and China.

Classical music

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In 2013, EFG established a relationship with Benjamin Grosvenor, winner of the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award 2012. This is designed to assist the pianist in the development of his international career for at least the next three years.

In the UK, EFG is the principal partner of Southbank Sinfonia, an orchestra that provides a springboard into the music profession for talented young players. It also supports the Young British Soloists' Competition, organised by the Orchid Music Charitable Trust

EFG also supports a range of events in conjunction with Gramophone magazine, including the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards.




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In the UK, EFG has joined forces with The Sunday Times to launch the world's richest award for an individual short story. The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award is an annual competition looking for the finest talent in this exciting genre which has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years.

Also in the UK, we are proud to support:

EFG also collaborated with Charleston to create the Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize. In the spirit of Keynes’ work, life and legacy, the inaugural 2015 prize was won by Amartya Sen.

Art & design

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EFG is a long-standing supporter of art and design, and has sponsored events in locations including London, Monaco and Miami. We currently support a range of Latin American art events, including Pinta Miami Latin American Art Fair and the EFG ArtNexus Latin America Art Award.

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