At the age of 17, Salomon Oppenheim jr. founds a “commission and exchange house” in Bonn.
The company's head office is relocated to Cologne.
With equity capital of 250,000 thalers, Sal. Oppenheim is the second largest bank in Cologne.
Co-foundation of the Rheinische Eisenbahn (Rhine Railway). The Bank is also involved in founding the Köln-Mindener Eisenbahn
(Cologne-Minden Railway) in 1843. Through this commitment, Cologne becomes West Germany's transport hub.
Co-foundation of Colonia Kölnische Feuerversicherung (Colonia Cologne Fire Insurance) is Cologne's first step to becoming
an insurance metropolis. Kölnische Rückversicherung (Cologne Reinsurance) and Concordia Kölnische Lebensversicherung (Concordia
Cologne Life Insurance) follow suit in 1852, and Kölnische Hagelversicherung (Cologne Hail Insurance) in 1853.
Co-foundation of Crédit Mobilier in Paris as Europe's first major incorporated bank. This is followed in 1853 by the foundation
of Darmstädter Bank für Handel und Industrie (Darmstadt Trade and Industry Bank), and International Bank in Luxembourg in
Sal. Oppenheim is one of the three founders of the Grand Duchy's first bank, “Banque Internationale à Luxembourg”. The major bank had the
right to issue bank notes; its equity was worth thirteen times the entire government budget. Sal. Oppenheim is represented on the BIL Board of Directors from 1856 to 1919 and from 1932 to 1944.
Albert Oppenheim, a grandson of the founder, converts from the Jewish to the Catholic faith when he marries. One year later,
his brother Eduard becomes a member of the Protestant church when he marries.
Simon Oppenheim is awarded the hereditary aristocratic title of Freiherr (Baron) by Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph for his
services in railway financing. This led the College of Arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to create the coat of arms that
the Oppenheim family still holds today. His brother Abraham is awarded the same title in Prussia one year later.
Co-foundation of Kölnische Unfall-Versicherungs-AG (Cologne Accident Insurance Company), which merges with Colonia in 1919.
Crisis at Sal. Oppenheim after bad investments in the electrical industry. The bank is converted into a commercial limited partnership (Kommandit-
gesellschaft), in which Disconto-Gesellschaft, Germany's second largest bank at the time, holds a stake until 1919.
Syndicate with Cologne Bankhaus A. Levy, which continues until 1932.
In the year of hyperinflation, Sal. Oppenheim's total assets are 8,603,015,544,190,640,965.80 marks.
Sal. Oppenheim acquires the Cologne Bankhaus A. Levy, which has overextended itself in speculative currency transactions.
Nazi pressure forces Sal. Oppenheim to change its name. The partner Robert Pferdmenges protects the Bank, which operates as Pferdmenges & Co. until 1947.
Following the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler, the Bank's managing partners are arrested or placed under house arrest.
Co-foundation of Auto Union, now Audi AG.
Sal. Oppenheim and 27 companies from the German iron and steel industry form the Konsortium für Kurssicherung (Consortium for price hedging).
The Bank hedges currency risks in export transactions for consortium members.
Alfred von Oppenheim becomes a personally liable partner. In the years that follow, he develops asset management business
into the second pillar alongside commercial lending activities.
Sal. Oppenheim acquires the Frankfurt bank Kirchholtes & Co. and turns it into its first subsidiary outside Cologne.
Merger of numerous insurance companies to form the new Colonia Versicherung AG (Colonia Insurance Company). Sal. Oppenheim is majority shareholder of this second largest German insurance group.
Oppenheim Pierson International S.A. Luxembourg is founded, a joint venture with the Amsterdam private bank Pierson, Heldring
& Pierson. The new bank has equity of DM 15 million and five members of staff.
Oppenheim Pierson International becomes a custodian bank in the fund business. Oppenheim Investment Management International
is founded in Luxembourg.
Sale of the stakes in Colonia insurance company and increase in the Bank's equity from DM 180 million to DM 1 billion. Conversion
of the bank into a partnership limited by shares (Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien).
The partnership with Pierson, Heldring & Pierson is dissolved. Oppenheim establishes its own successor institute unter the
name Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. (Luxembourg) S.A. It begins work in the parnter fund business in 1993.
Sal. Oppenheim adopts a new growth strategy. Asset management and investment banking are defined as the core business areas; the Bank largely
withdraws from commercial lending activities.
Joint Venture between Oppenheim Investment Management and Prumerica Financial, Inc., Newark, a subsidiary of Prudential Insurance,
under the name Oppenheim Prumerica Asset Management. Sal. Oppenheim assumes a 100-percent stake in the joint venture in 2007
and operates it under the new name Oppenheim Asset Management Services.
The Cologne-based bank bundles the administration of its institutional and private funds in the new Luxembourg subsidiary
Sal. Oppenheim International S.A.
Acquisition of the Frankfurt BHF-Bank AG, which continues to be operated as an independent company. With this transaction,
Sal. Oppenheim becomes Europe's largest independent private bank. Acquisition of Services Généraux de Gestion, Luxembourg brings an expansion
of the Private Banking devision.
Foundation of the new group parent company Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. S.C.A. through the merger of Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. (Luxembourg) S.A. and Sal. Oppenheim International S.A. The head office Sal. Oppenheim moves to Luxembourg as a new group parent company. Cologne remains the Bank's largest location.
The acquisition of Gen Re Capital serves to expand Sal. Oppenheim's asset management business for institutional investors.
Sal. Oppenheim becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank and ceases its investment banking operations. Integrated asset management
for private and institutional clients continues to be developed independently.
The custodian bank activities of Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. S.C.A. in Luxembourg is transferred to today`s Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. Luxembourg S.A.