Swisscanto Holding SA was founded in 1993 by the Swiss cantonal banks. In 2014 it brought together approximately 400 staff managing more than 40 billion Swiss francs spread over 121 funds. In December 2014, Zürcher Kantonalbank bought out the holdings of the other bodies. Swisscanto Holding SA is now the sole property of the Zürcher Kantonalbank group.
Under the product brand name Swisscanto Invest, the Zürcher Kantonalbank and the Swisscanto group offer their clients and distribution partners a full range of products and services in the investment and insurance sector. Assets under management by both enterprises taken together was estimated at more than 80 billion Swiss francs at the end of 2014.