How to invest in 2019?
To some extent, 2018 was a mirror image of 2017 on the financial markets. Twelve months ago, the markets had just ended a fairly exceptional year which saw most indices increase by over 10% in local currency. One year on, the situation is completely the reverse and it is hard to find an index that has not lost at ...
A (shared) life story: winter
Life is not always straightforward. The winter of life? Wisdom, experience and well-deserved rest. A time for thinking beyond tomorrow, setting affairs in order and getting the next generation ready... Blended family, inheritance planning: discover the story of Giles and his new partner, Sabrina.
Time to take profits on equities?
The financial markets hit the ground running at the beginning of 2019. Comments from Jean-François Gillardin, Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management, in an article published in the Luxemburger Wort on 8 February.
The EME Foundation: spotlight on 10 years of engagement
The EME Foundation (Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre – Listening to understand each other better) is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. Ten years devoted to bringing music to people who don’t usually have the opportunity to hear it and, in so doing, contribute to creating a fairer society. Pictures of ...
Family Business Junior Day, the forum for the children of entrepreneurs in Germany
Spending your childhood on the shop floor, seeing your parents spend every Sunday at the office, having the business in your blood, etc. Such is the reality for many children in families running their own business. And when these same children grow up, their parents generally say something like: “You must do what ...
Second homes in the sun – a perfect solution for gifting assets
Your children and grandchildren are very attached to the family holiday home in the South of France or the apartment in Marbella. So what steps should you take to ensure that they can continue to enjoy it without it costing them anything in inheritance tax? Bernard Goffaux, Head of Tax at Banque de Luxembourg, ...
Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the EME Foundation on 8 and 9 February 2019
Banque de Luxembourg has been a partner and founder member of the EME Foundation (Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre – Listen, so as to understand each other better) from the outset. The Foundation will be celebrating its 10th birthday on 8 and 9 February. Join us for a charity concert and Family Day.
Increasing signs of a synchronised global slowdown
At the end of 2018, global economic growth continued to slow. In the United States, the orders of capital goods ceased increasing in the fourth quarter. This is pointed out by Guy Wagner, and his team, in their monthly analysis, ‘Highlights’.
Volatility returns to equity markets
Market volatility has increased in recent weeks but is unlikely to affect our view of the financial markets and economic environment. In fact, the current climate forces us to maintain a cautious positioning in managed portfolios, resulting in an underweight position on equities.