The transfer of knowledge and the strong networking with external partners is particularly important for intermediaries. By transferring knowledge, we create added value for our clients and promote the exchange of ideas and views. We utilise two channels for this purpose: our exclusive round-table events and an online platform designed to fulfil the requirements of intermediaries. In addition, we have extensive and close links with various associations and financial centre players, so that we can learn right in the front line which themes are, or are going to be, important in the future. This enables us to actively shape and configure the basic business conditions, which determine our business model.
“LLB Xpert Views”
For several years LLB experts and investment specialists have regularly informed our clients about current topics at the exclusive round table discussions, which are held within the context of our “LLB Xpert Views”. The focus in 2018, for instance, was on the EU data protection directive, tax issues and regulatory developments such as MiFID II and FIDLEG. We organised about a dozen such round tables during the year under report, including four “LLB Xpert Views” specials”, at which on the one hand, the LLB Group explained its investment policy to institutional clients, and on the other, it highlighted specific subjects for fund management companies and public institutions. Furthermore, in November we held a Swiss round table in Zurich for the first time with great success and thereby extended our geographical reach.
Our “LLB Xpert Views” online platform is also a central point of contact for fiduciaries, independent asset managers, fund managers and fund promoters. We can make available our know-how in the areas of asset management, as well as law and taxation to our clients via the online platform. Moreover, “LLB Xpert Views” supports intermediaries and institutional clients in complying with the latest regulatory provisions. Institutional clients receive a compact and transparent overview of the latest regulatory developments.
Partnerships with financial centre players
LLB participates actively in various networks and thus secures an audience for its views. The Group company, LLB Asset Management AG, is a member of the Liechtenstein Association of Independent Asset Managers (VuVL) and a committed partner in the development of the financial centre. At the same time, the Group company, LLB Fund Services AG, is a member of the executive board of the Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association (LAFV), which actively shapes the basic framework of the Liechtenstein fund centre. LLB Österreich is a member of the executive board of the Association of Austrian Investment Companies (VÖIG) – the umbrella association of all Austrian administration companies and all Austrian real estate capital investment companies. In Zurich, LLB Swiss Investment AG is a member of the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association (SFAMA), the representative trade association of the Swiss investment fund and asset management industry.