Having its origins in the 19th century, Banco Espírito Santo’s confident entry into the 21st century is backed by the principles it inherited and which continue to mark its identity and its culture. BES remains faithful to the founding principles of the Espírito Santo brand, namely a permanent contribution to the economic, cultural and social development of Portugal and the countries where it operates.
BES’s milestones are the clear manifestation of a legacy built up through a consistent strategy and a balanced and stable management. BES pursues a strategy of organic growth in the domestic market complemented by an international presence focused on markets with cultural and/or economic affinities with Portugal, as well as markets showing high potential in specific areas where the group holds particular skills. In the development of its international activities, the group exports its expertise and skills in Private Banking, Corporate Banking and Investment Banking, taking advantage of the existing affinities with the Spanish market as well as with Portuguese speaking countries, in particular Angola and Brazil.www.bes.pt