Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is a diversified financial institution incorporated in Canada on June 1, 1961. The Company was formed through the amalgamation of The Canadian Bank of Commerce and Imperial Bank of Canada in 1961. The Canadian Bank of Commerce was originally incorporated as Bank of Canada by special act of the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1858. The name was changed to The Canadian Bank of Commerce and it opened for business under that name in 1867. Imperial Bank of Canada was incorporated in 1875 by special act of the Parliament of Canada and commenced operations in that year. The Company is a Canadian-based, financial institution. It serves its clients through three businesses: Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking. Retail and Business Banking provides financial advice, as well as banking, investment and authorized insurance products to its clients through the channel that meets their needs. Through its branches, mobile advisors, and telephone, online and mobile banking channels. Wealth Management provides relationship-based advisory services and an extensive suite of investment solutions to meet the needs of institutional, retail and high net worth clients. Its asset management, retail brokerage and private wealth management businesses combine to create an integrated offer delivered through more than 1,500 advisors across Canada and the U.S. Wholesale Banking provides integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking advisory services and top-ranked research to corporate, government and institutional clients around the world. The Company's three businesses are supported by five functional groups: Technology and Operations; Finance (including Treasury); Administration; Risk Management and Treasury, as well as other support groups.
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