On Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June 2016, Luxembourg for Family Office, in collaboration with ACI Luxembourg, held its annual event at Hotel Place d’Armes and Château de Septfontaines.
No one really knows what is happening and the collective imagination seems to lead us to dark places ….. Financial markets continue to live in uncertainty and the recent Brexit vote has even raised the prospect of sustained anxiety in the global economy as investors struggle to surmise what is happening. For this reason, Luxembourg for family office and ACI Luxembourg brought together a group of experts to give their views and experience on how to find a fulfilling path in today’s markets of the zero economy.
The audience was started by Carl Weinberg who delivers research to 350 institutions in 35 countries worldwide. The Wall Street Journal described Weinberg as choosing “perhaps the riskiest route”, becoming an “entrepreneurial economist”.
Daniel Gupta of Anafin explained why, in his opinion, the UK made such an economical disastrous decision to leave the EU. He said “it is lovely to be back in Luxembourg to see you again – at least whist I can still travel here without a VISA!”
Guido Veul of NN Investment Partners explained that more and more people want to invest their assets in a sustainable way, to ensure their money takes into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, next to achieving a financial return. Important ESG factors include a company’s carbon footprint, recycling, health and safety measures and respect of shareholders rights.
Other interesting panels were Opportunities for Family Offices in today’s markets by Laurent Roussel; the Luxembourg Art Hub and Auctioneer by Luc Mazet, Adriano Picinati di Torcello and Aude Lemogne; The Climate changes and sustainable development: changes or opportunities for Social and Economic Development by Guido Veul, Virginie Issumo and Jean Philippe de Schrevel, and the New Face of European Philanthropy by Tonika Hirdman Fondation de Luxembourg” commented Diana Diels, President of Luxembourg For Family Office.
The event was sponsored by NN Investment Partners, ObjectWay and Exane Derivatives.