We are a team of entrepreneurs working on the creation of the bank of the future in Geneva, Switzerland. Being specialists of the application of blockchain to finance, we use this new technology at the core of this project to create a banking ecosystem that will propel the new era of financial digitalization that blockchain makes possible.
With Mt Pelerin, our ambition is to seize the opportunity of this change to refocus the bank on its original purpose: support and fuel the real economy, the one creating growth and jobs.
To do so, we use the blockchain to create a new kind of bank that will give individuals and SMEs access to sources of financing and investment that were until now reserved to the elites of finance.
The name Mt Pelerin refers to the Mont Pèlerin Society, a group of brilliant economists and intellectuals advocating for an open society and economy driven by free market principles, personal and political liberty, and freedom of expression.
The Mont Pèlerin Society was founded in 1947 at the first conference organized by Professor Friedrich Hayek on the Mont Pèlerin, a small mountain overlooking Lake Geneva, our home. Professor Hayek invited 60 liberal scholars from all over the world to meet and renew the links that had been broken between them by war and nationalism. The society’s founders include Friedrich Hayek, Frank Knight, Karl Popper, Ludwig von Mises, George Stigler, and Milton Friedman, among others. Although these intellectuals represented a mix of schools of thoughts, e.g. the Chicago School of Economics or the Austrian School, they nevertheless all agreed on a desire to promote liberal ideas in the classical sense. The group never aspired to conduct propaganda nor align with any political party. Its sole objective is to facilitate the exchange of views among minds inspired by certain ideals and broad conceptions held in common and to contribute to the preservation and improvement of the free society.
At Mt Pelerin, those ideals are very dear to us, as they represent our values in life. We believe in the constructive power of every actor of the economy, once give real freedom and autonomy in his/her choices. We want to create favorable conditions to make the banking industry as a whole progress, while giving its customers the keys to their own financial empowerment.
We chose the name Mt Pelerin to herald our origins and our moral values.
Mt Pelerin is proud and lucky to count talented and motivated people in its ranks, who are fully dedicated to make this project a complete success.
Mt Pelerin is proud to count as its mentors experts in banking, finance, IT and blockchain.