The institutions that make up the Espírito Santo Group engage world-wide in a broad diversity of services, both financial (Espírito Santo Financial Group) and non-financial (Rioforte). Its main activities are outlined non-exhaustively below.

  • Espírito Santo Financial Group
  • Non-Financial / Rioforte
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Private Banking and Asset Management

Health Care

Portugal's 2nd-largest bank, with a market share of more than 20%, pursuing a policy of international expansion.
Espírito Santo Investment:
Portugal's leader in investment banking, and one of the front-runners in this field for Spain and Portugal together.
Banque Espírito Santo et de la Vénétie:
business finance advisory, and banking services to business and private individuals
Banque Privée Espírito Santo:
over 30 years' experience in private-wealth management and financial services. The most Swiss of the Portuguese banks and the most Portuguese of the Swiss banks.
ES Bankers Dubai:
an institution engaged in private banking and private-wealth management, integrated in the Dubai International Financial Center.
a Fund Management Company whose products ranked as best performers in 2008.
Banco BEST:
on-line and counter bank, with a latest-generation, specially developed technological platform.
one of Portugal's leading insurance companies, with the strength of 130 years’ experience, and the highest financial standing.
a company offering financial and life-assurance products, as well as health insurance, pension schemes and investment solutions.
ES Saude::
A private healthcare provider, operating hospitals, out-patient clinics, residential hospitals as well as care of senior care residencies.
Espírito Santo Financial Group (ESFG) is registered in Luxembourg and listed on Euronext Lisbon, in Luxembourg and on the London Stock Exchange. ESFG's subsidiaries are engaged in a variety of banking and financial activities, as illustrated in the text above. ESFG has an international presence through a network of companies, offices and representatives. In Portugal, Banco Espírito Santo (BES) is the second-largest private bank by balance-sheet assets, and controls a 20% share of the Portuguese market.
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Real-estate and tourism development


Arable and livestock farming

real-estate sector; promotes its projects mainly through real-estate funds.
Herdade da Comporta:
tourism and real-estate development, catering for 3 fundamental concerns: Environmental, Social and Economic issues.
ES Activos Imobiliários:
a real-estate holding company of the Espírito Santo Group in Brazil, with interests in large-scale projects in the State of São Paulo
a group with activities in civil engineering, civilian construction projects and public works since 1932.
Tivoli Hotels:
one of the leading Portuguese hotel groups, with 14 units boasting 4 and 5 stars, in continental Portugal, Madeira and Brazil.
ES Viagens:
Portuguese market leader in travel and tourism.
ES Agropecuária:
Four agricultural properties in Brazil and Paraguay, totaling 146'000 hectares, 14,700 of crops and 45,000 head of cattle.
Espírito Santo Group's activities transcend the world of finance and banking, with its Rioforte holding company managing a diversified range of interests, including: agribusiness in South America, hospitals and health-care centres in Portugal, real-estate and civil-construction projects in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe, and hotel and tourism interests in Europe and Brazil.