Events

"Hong Kong : China's Global Financial Centre" Business Luncheon

Hotel De La Paix, Via Cattori 18 CH 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
14 November, 2012

Mr. Peter Lee, Managing Director of VECO INVEST (Asia), will join a roadshow in Switzerland hosted by the Hong Kong SAR Government as a keynote speaker.  Interested professionals and companies are kindly invited to join.  For registration, please visit http://www.hkcgfc.com/events/lugano2012

For further information, please visit http://www.hkcgfc.com/case-studies/veco-group

Veco (Zurich) AG - Annual Vernissage - Sara Mina

“On the 4th October 2012 Veco (Zurich) AG invited business partners and friends to the annual “Vernissage” that normally occurs beginning of autumn in Veco’s premises. This year’s artist is Mrs Sara Mina, born in Giubiasco, Canton Ticino in 1976. Art has always been a part of Sara’s life, as her father is an artist and she grew up watching him painting. Sara’s inspiration starts by walking around in cities, mainly Zurich, where certain daily scenes capture her attention. What Sara trays to express through her art is the everyday moment of life.

“Capturing the essential banality that no one notices anymore. I remove the details where in a world of excesses no one notices them anymore and add color to highlight our need to think about life.”

Sara Mina

Hong Kong Office Grand Opening Ceremony 23.05.2012

Veco Group Opens its First Asian Office in Hong Kong

Leading Independent Swiss Advisory and Fiduciary Services Business Group to Offer
Customized Services to Asian and International Private and Corporate Clients

28May 2012, Hong Kong – Swiss-headquartered Veco Group (“the Group”), one of the most widely recognisedand professionally respected names in the advisory and fiduciary services industry, announced today the opening of its first Asian office in Hong Kong. The new Hong Kong office is a strategic part of the Group’s commitment to bring its unrivaled level of Swiss tradition of reliability, customisation and performance to the increasing number of Asia-based private and corporate clients who require discreet and independent advice.

Established in Lugano in 1973 by Mr. Roberto Verga, Veco Group has grown to become a preferred name for clients including some of the most respected families, industrialists, entrepreneurs and corporations in Europe, Latin America, Asiaand the Middle East. With a 40-year tradition of Swiss excellence and offices in major financial centers, the Group is distinguished by providing global clients with truly independent and customised solutions in four focus areas, namely trust, asset management, multi-family office and international commercial tradeassistance. The wide geographical coverage of Veco Group’s network of branches and partners enables it to offer clients an extensive range of corporate and trust services worldwide. Veco Invest, the independent asset management arm of the Group, provides discretionary “all-weather” investment portfolio management and other bespoke investment services, together with the family office team;itoffers clients with multi-family office solutions. Veco Invest is regulated by the Hong Kong SFC.For clients with global business needs, the Group’s multi-lingual international commercial tradeassistanceteam brings more than 30 years of solid experience in trade solutions to advise entrepreneurs on global customs, logistics, export-import cargo insurance, documentary credit negotiation, receipts and payments, as well as credit insurance.

The new Hong Kong operations aim to mirror the service offerings in the Lugano headquarters by providing a full spectrum of advisory solutions to Asia-based clients. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Roberto Verga, Chairman of Veco Group said “I am delighted to open our first Asian office, a milestone for us, in Hong Kong to replicate the same quality of personalised service and success we have enjoyed in Europe and the Middle East. Hong Kong has a fast growing economy with vast opportunities, an excellent financial market infrastructure, and transparent regulatory regime, which provides an ideal platform for us to enter into Asia. The move to set up our first Asian office in Hong Kong demonstrates our confidence in the region and our commitment to serving local clients with the same level of enthusiasm and passion through a unique combination of the Swiss tradition of discretion, reliabilityand seamless global solutions provided with the personal touch.

“We are pleased to have assembled a group of highly experienced veterans from a variety of backgrounds to join our Hong Kong team. With an unwavering focus on our clients, I have confidence that our strong local team will be the preferred partner providing an unrivaled level of service, and I look forward to their great success in Hong Kong,” said Mr. Verga.

The Hong Kong operations will be the first Asian office of the Group that aims to offer a complete suite of advisory and fiduciary related services. The Hong Kong trust services team is headed by Mr. GeorgePathmanathan and will advise clients on efficient and flexible solutions in terms of asset protection, estate planning, and wealthtransfer over generations, family governance, and tax planning as well as commercial transactions.

Clients with wealth managementandmulti-family office needswill be served by Veco Invest (Asia) Ltd., the first external asset manager (EAM) from Lugano with a full operation in Hong Kong. It is headed by Managing Director Mr. Peter Lee, who brings to this role more than 20 years of experience in investment and banking. Prudent in investment but innovative in portfolio construction, the team pursues a philosophy of independence and discretion, as it does not belong to any banking group.

Mr. Verga concluded, “Veco Group proudly brings to Asia a 40-year tradition of Swiss confidentiality, flexibility, continuity, and integrity which are the core values of our business. We look forward to serving our clients with a truly 360-degreetailored service that will help them manage their businesses and wealth generation after generation.”

Veco Group has over 100 employees worldwide.

Mr. Roberto Verga, Chairman and CEO of Veco Group gave speech at Veco Group Hong Kong Office Grand Opening Cocktail.

Mr. Peter Lee, Managing Director of Veco Invest (Asia) Ltd. gave welcome remark at its Hong Kong Office Grand Opening Cocktail.

(From Left to Right) Mr. G. Pathmanathan, Managing Director of Veco (Hong Kong) Ltd., Mr. Davide Verga, Director of Veco Group, Mr. Erwin Lüthi, Deputy Consul General of Consulate General of Switzerland, Mr. Roberto Verga, Chairman and CEO of Veco Group, Mr. Simon Galpin, Director-General of InvestHK, Mr. Stefano Fiala, CEO of Veco Invest, Mr. Peter Lee, Managing Director of Veco Invest (Asia) Ltd, and Ms. Winnie Yung, Business Development Director of Veco Group presided over the toasting ceremony.

(From Left to Right) Mr. G. Pathmanathan, Managing Director of Veco (Hong Kong) Ltd., Mr. Peter Lee, Managing Director of Veco Invest (Asia) Ltd., Mr. Roberto Verga, Chairman and CEO of Veco Group, Mr. Davide Verga, Director of Veco Group, Mr. Erwin Lüthi, Deputy Consul General of Consulate General of Switzerland, Mr. Simon Galpin, Director-General of InvestHK posed for photo with three Chinese traditional lions.

VECO (Hong Kong) at (+852) 31082720 or email at info@veco-hk.comand
VECO INVEST (Asia) at (+852) 31082700 or email at info@vecoinvest.hk