Invest online to optimise your surplus cash

A securities portfolio is an option to consider to manage a company’s surplus cash. Choosing a safe, simple and cost-effective tool makes it much easier for experienced entrepreneurs.

Company directors and CFOs who would like to optimise their investments rather than let their excess liquidity lie idle can use BCGE’s online trading 1816 platform to do so. The platform is intended for private investors as well as corporate clients and the self-employed and allows them to manage their stock market investments themselves and without any intermediary.

Used by more than 11,000 investors

To boost their liquidity reserves by investing them wisely, companies already have access to a range of traditional solutions such as cash accounts, cash management solutions or term deposits. But what alternatives do entrepreneurs have to make a profit on medium or long-term investments of surplus cash? They can build up a portfolio of securities, for example. Nearly 20% of Geneva-based companies already hold a custody account that they manage in-house to generate cost-saving profits with their investments. This way, they can take advantage of investments in shares of listed companies, in bonds or in other investment vehicles that are available online.

1816: four digits for a simple and cost-effective solution

Integrated into BCGE’s Netbanking and Mobile Netbanking,  1816 is a practical and advantageous online trading platform, which make it easy to invest to generate either capital gains or regular returns. It is an optimal tool for taking control of your investments, by managing your stock market orders yourself, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Its advantages? Its ease of use, increased autonomy in managing stock market transactions, speed of execution and this year’s even more competitive pricing. Not to mention free, permanent and immediate access to financial information in French, English and German.

Invest online with a secure bank

BCGE’s investment policy recommends investing excess liquidity only once reserves are well secured. This means that the funds needed for running the business must not be touched, and the risk of each investment in the stock market as well as the time needed must be taken into account too. To execute a securities transaction, all you have to do is activate the platform free of charge. BCGE advisers are available to support business leaders in this process and for any questions relating to liquidity optimisation adapted to each situation for the self-employed, SMEs and large companies.