SINGAPORE (Mar 26): LGT Group, formerly the Liechtenstein Global Trust, is not just another European private bank and asset management company looking to tap Asia’s growth. Its structure is very different from the likes of UBS, Credit Suisse and even Banque Pictet & Cie. First, LGT Group is the largest family-owned private bank globally. Second, the banking group focuses on only two businesses — private banking and institutional asset management. It has no intention of diversifying into investment banking or corporate finance or any related businesses. And third, LGT Group’s stakeholders, such as employees, shareholders and clients, co-invest in its portfolios, including its flagship offering, the Princely Portfolio.

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