Swiss private bank Bordier & Cie has expanded its presence in France by opening two new offices in Brest and Rennes.

The launch of the new offices on the west coast of the country is part of Bordier & Cie (France)’s strategy to provide personalised asset management as well as legal and tax advice to clients.

The bank has hired Bernard Bergot from Luxembourg’s private bank KBL Richelieu to lead its Brest office. He will also be responsible for the wider Brittany region, the bank said.

Bergot earlier also worked at CIC Banque Privée and Crédit Agricole in Finistère.

The Rennes office will be led by Philippe Le Guernevé, who is also joining the firm from KBL Richelieu. He will also become deputy director of the Brittany region.

Commenting on the move, Bordier & Cie (France) managing director Christophe Burtin said: “We are very pleased to announce this establishment in Brittany, which marks our desire to strengthen the proximity with our customers and the acceleration of our growth in France by an investment effort in the region.

“The arrival of two new highly experienced collaborators with a deep knowledge of the local economic fabric is the foundation of our development in the service of family patrimony and Breton entrepreneurs.”