CIGP is rooted in its predecessor company - Société Financière Privée S.A. ("SFP"), a regulated financial intermediary created in 1964, later renamed into Société Bancaire Privée S.A. (“SBP”), when it obtained its full Swiss banking license. As such, it established itself as a pro-eminent Geneva-based private bank, whose control was ceded to Banca Profilo S.p.A. in the second half of 2007.

In late 2007, CIGP was established as a family office to continue advising SBP’s core, historical founding families, following the sale to Banca Profilo SpA, with which CIGP remains an active business partner.