The world’s most esteemed thought leaders gathered at Sir Anthony Ritossa’s 11th Global Family Office Investment Summit under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to discuss global investment opportunities during a time of uncertainty.
Leading family offices and private investors came together in the Principality of Monaco to engage in discussions and debate some of the most critical issues facing the planet, including a post-pandemic society.
Across two days of thought-provoking conversation, networking and cross-border leadership, members of elite family offices convened safely in person for the first time since Europe’s lockdown, creating an exciting opportunity to explore succession planning, impact investing and human capital.
“These past months have been challenging for all of us, yet they have provided time to reflect on actionable strategies for making the world a better place for all,” Sir Anthony Ritossa said.
Hosted at the Fairmont Monte Carlo from 29–30 July, like-minded leaders from new and old money discussed a range of topics from unstable economies and market forces to globalisation of society, trade flows and regulations – crucial drivers of family empires.
Among the respected delegates were: Hervé Ordioni, President of the Committee for Promotion of Monaco as Financial Centre and CEO of Edmond de Rothschild; Justin Highman, Deputy CEO of Monaco Economic Board; Markus Lehner, Summit Chairman and CEO of Lehner Investments AG; HRH Prince Michel de Yougoslavie, the Grand Ambassador for the Summit; Anthony Torriani, Founder and CEO of Monaco Asset Management; Xolali Zigah, Founder and Chairman of Cash Angel; Claire Grainger, Senior Partner at Naji Beidoun Advocates; Nadeem Siam, Founder and CEO of Fund Ourselves; Vadim Tarasov, Managing Director of TUS Asset Management; Dana Al Salem, Founder and CEO of FanFactory; Peter Bruce-Clark, Partner at Social Impact Capital; Vicente-Andres Zaragoza, Chairman and CEO of Pentium Asset Management; Hadi Al Alawi, Chairman and CEO of Al Hayat Group; Carmine Lord, Property Executive at Balwin Properties; Adam Ladjadj, Chief Investment Officer at The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nehayan; Johan Bergqvist, Founder and CEO of Smart Secure ID; Johanna Roussel, Partner at SGFC; Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at AvaTrade; and Erik Roussel, Partner at SGFC Family Office and Executive Chairman at Hedgeblock AG.
“We can’t predict the future, but we’re working together to make it better.” – Sir Anthony Ritossa
“As we convene for the first significant family office gathering in a while, we appreciate the important responsibility we have in terms of wealth allocation and social responsibility,” Sir Anthony explained. “It is an honour to host such an illustrious group, and I appreciate the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and am appreciative of the support of my dear friend Markus Lehner, Summit Chairman, and also that of HRH Prince Michel de Yougoslavie, the Grand Ambassador for the Summit, and all the esteemed delegates joining us.”
Adhering to social distancing measures, the Monaco event was unlike any other Global Family Office Investment Summit hosted by Sir Anthony. A limited number of 250 exclusive family offices, prominent business owners, sheikhs, royal families, private investment companies, international business models, sovereign wealth funds and industry professionals represented US$4.5 trillion in investor wealth.
With an investor delegate ratio of 3:1, the summit acts as a bridge between European families and their Middle East, US, Asian and Latin American counterparts, fuelling the world’s most influential gathering of elite family office decision-makers.
“The conferences and virtual keynote panels are ideal for experienced founders, thought leaders seeking to grow their database of single-family offices, and investors in the GCC, US, Europe and Australasia,” Wealth Monaco stated.
Striving to create a long-lasting difference in a post-COVID world, global thought leaders believe interacting in person seals the opportunity of long-term co-investment and partnership opportunities.
Proceeding with cautious investment strategies, staying true to oneself, working hard and continually self-educating were among the key messages of the inspiring two-day summit.
“We can’t predict the future, but we’re working together to make it better,” Sir Anthony said.