COMPANY

TIMELINE

1722. Jean-Georges Vernes, merchant banker.
Jean-Georges Vernes is setteled in Geneva. He is made Bourgeois and does business with Voltaire.

1780. Foundation of Vernes & Cie.
Jacques Louis Vernes is a banker in Lyon for the banking houses Philippe Gaillard Grenus et Cie. and Fulchiron, Grivel et Cie. He founds his own banking firm Vernes & Cie. This is the beginning of the Banque Vernes, now Banque Palatine.

1818. Creation of Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance de Paris.
Charles Vernes, in partnership with Michel Frédéric Pillet-Will since 1817, is a cosignatory of the Caisse d’Epargne et de Prévoyance de Paris when it is created in 1818 and of which he becomes Vice-Chaiman (1844).

1821. Foundation de Felix Vernes & Cie.
In partnership Jean Ador et Auguste Dassier, Félix Vernes founds a banking house in Paris: Ador, Vernes & Dassier. The same year he creates Félix Vernes & Cie., his own banking house.

1832. Governance of the Banque de France.
Charles Vernes is appointed Deputy Governor of the Banque de France.

1845. Report to the Assemblée Nationale.
Félix Vernes submits a report on the railways to the Assemblée Nationale. It becomes a stimulus to their development in France.

1854. Creation of the Compagnie des chemins de fer du Nord.
It is financed by the Rothschild and Vernes families. Félix Vernes becomes a director of that railway as James de Rothschild invites him at the board when it is created.

1863. Foundation of the Banque Ottomane.
Adolphe Vernes is co-founder of the Banque Ottomane. Then called Banque Impériale Ottomane until 1924, it is created in Istanbul and a cooperation agreement for business development in the Orient is concluded with the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas. It acts as a central bank.

1871. Foundation of the first pension fund in France.
The firm Vernes & Cie. sets up a pension fund for its employees in order to finance their retirement. This fund is funded by sums deducted from the profits, and the rights that it generated are the object of nominative capitalisation.

1879. Management of the Caisse d’Epargne de Paris.
Félix Vernes becomes Director of the Caisse d'Epargne de Paris.

1880. Compagnie des Chemins de fer Paris-Orléans
Théodore Vernes, a partner at Vernes & Cie., becomes a director of Compagnie des Chemins de fer Paris-Orléans.

1886. Adolphe Vernes becomes Regent of the Banque de France.


1906. Financing of L’Air Liquide.
The young company L’Air Liquide is financed by Félix Vernes and his cousin Philippe Vernes. It goes public on the Paris stock market in 1913.

1921. Regency of the Banque de France.
Félix Vernes is Regent of the Banque de France until 1934.

1982. Foundation of Vernes & Associés S.A.
Cyrille Vernes founds Vernes & Associés S.A. on his return from New York.

2006. Origin of the Vega Value Ltd. Fund.
Opening up of the Vega Value Fund to private subscribers on 26 April 2006.



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