Banque Cantonale Vaudoise engages in the provision of banking services. It operates through the following business divisions: Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management, and Trading. The Retail Banking division offers full range of banking services targeted to the needs of students, households, and the retired such as accounts, savings accounts, mortgage loans, retirement accounts, and life and disability insurance. The Corporate Banking division offer services for companies including big and small which include cover the entire business lifecycle from start-up through to succession. The Private Banking division specializes in management of finances and investments for the long term as well as advice on issues such as tax planning, estate planning, life insurance, and disability coverage. The Asset Management division manages assets for public-sector institutions like pension funds and foundations through investing in financial markets. The Trading segment provides trading platform where customers can buy and sell securities themselves. The company was founded on December 19, 1845 and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.