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More than 300 family offices attended the sixth Global Family Office Investment Summit in Monaco from June 27-29. An A list group of more than 400 investors and business leaders from around the world converged in Monte-Carlo under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, invited by Ritossa Family Office.
The elite group of attendees, which represents more than $2 trillion in investor wealth, listened to presentations from more than 80 esteemed global speakers.
The summit is often referred to as the Davos of Family Offices, said Giuseppe Ambrosio, President of the Monaco Single and Multi Family Office International Association.
Special thanks were addressed to the advisory board members, in particular to Mr Eric Brundage, owner of Monaco Life, who acted as Master of Ceremonies during the summit, and to HRH Prince Michael of Yugoslavia, Grandson of King Umberto of Italy and Prince Paul of Yugoslavia.
Among the other prestigious board members participating to the event were H.E. Zulfiquar Ghadiyali, CEO, Private Office, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nayan from UAE, Giuseppe Ambrosio ACA , President of Monaco Single and Multi-Family Office International Association from Monaco, Markus Lehner, Principal, Markus Lehner Family Office from Monaco, Candice Beaumont, CIO, L Investments Family Office in USA and UAE, and Wendy Craft, COO, Favara Family Office from USA.
“It was so nice to meet such an array of international business moguls and talent. Anthony Ritossa did an incredible hard work to create these stellar events as well as the sterling advice given by his prestigious Advisory Board,” said Sheila Barry Driscoll from the Billionaire Foundation.
“Investing in a new age” was the theme of this Monaco Summit, which was intended to act as a bridge between European family offices and their counterparts in the Middle East, US, Asia and Latin America, to meet, network and exchange information in a safe-harbour environment.
Presentations and interactive round-tables were oriented on human values and environmental projects, interesting for family offices investments, starting with “Monaco ‘s Long term strategy in attracting the global Super Elite,” by Mr Michel Bouquier, Senior Advisor at the Department of Finance and Economy of Monaco, and followed by many other important subjects such as Fintch Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings
The Awards were presented by Hollywood star Daniel McVicar
Family Office Lifetime Achievement in Strategic Philanthropy Award for 2018: Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, collected by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
Best Family Office Asset Manager Award for 2018: Mediatrix Capital, collected by CEO Michael S. Young.
Best Family Office Innovation in Private Equity with Impact Award for 2018: Collier Capital, collected by Head of Family office Stephen Stephen Ziff.
Best Family Office Private Banker Award for 2018: CMB, collected by CEO Werner Peyer.
Best Family Office Shipping & Yachting International Legal Counsel Award for 2018: MB Law Office, collected by Irene Ballini.
Best Family Office Fund Manager Award for 2018: GFG, collected by CEO Stefano Zavaglia.
Best Family Office Social Responsibility Report Award for 2018: Ferrero collected by Guido Giannotta.
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A new photo book paying tribute to the 126 people who work behind the scenes at the Prince’s Palace and his private home, Roc Agel, has been released.
Prince Albert has joined a gathering of the entire Red Cross Movement in Geneva for a conference under the theme: ‘Acting today to shape the world of tomorrow’.
Monaco now has four new Ambassadors from Belarus, Malayia, Mali and the European Union.