Empowering the original

Empowering you to realise your unique goals and aspirations is the objective of our relationship. We share your wish to reach a greater understanding of your wealth planning needs, offering advice and support throughout the lifecycle of your business from initial structuring through to planning an exit strategy.

We are one of the few global wealth management firms in private ownership. Founded in 2008, we are a UK-based partnership between LGT, wholly owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, and the executive partners of LGT Vestra. For further information on our services, please visit our website: lgtvestra.com.

We are the proud headline sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year ™ 2017.

A chance to meet...

Andrew Needham

Andrew Needham is a serial entrepreneur whose innovative and disruptive thinking has led to three successful ventures. The latest, HeadBox, a company born from frustration, scribbled on the back of a post-it note, is changing the way people think about and find space/s. Find out how the “Airbnb of event spaces” was started, why asking “why” is so important and what it is like to work for Andrew.

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Timothy Han

Timothy Han is disrupting the perfume market. He is challenging a lot of the traditional notions around what a fragrance is and is interested in perfume beyond the bottle. Timothy Han/ Edition perfumes are manufactured in the UK and are now into their second “editions”. After working for fashion designer Galliano, Timothy made the somewhat accidental move into the entrepreneurial perfume space and we sat down with Timothy to find out more.

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Yulia Rorstrom

Originally from the Ukraine, Yulia came to England to attend boarding school. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a Management degree, she worked as a Management Consultant in the Finance sector. In 2014, Yulia decided to take the plunge and leave the world of Finance and open her own blow dry bar, Duck & Dry in Chelsea.
Stepping into the world of blow drys and up dos was unfamiliar territory for Yulia but she had learnt from her time as a Management Consultant that it’s not about the long working hours, but rather the commitment to the cause. Yulia’s commitment paid off and she has now opened her second Duck & Dry blow dry bar in Oxford Circus. We were lucky enough to sit down with Yulia to hear the Duck & Dry story, how the USA and Japan have inspired her and why she classifies freedom and time as success.

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Juliet Turnbull

When you meet Juliet you would be forgiven for thinking she has it all. A supportive husband, two happy children, a business - 2to3 days - that is growing faster than she can keep up and invitations to meet some of the UK’s most powerful leaders. We had the opportunity to meet Juliet to find out what made her start a recruitment company for mothers, the best advice she’s received and why we need to move away from 'pink' jobs and 'blue' jobs.

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Blogs

What should my base currency be?

Mar, 2017

BY Jonathan Marriott, CIO LGT Vestra

“Forecasting exchange rates has a success rate no better than that of forecasting the outcome of a coin toss.” Alan Greenspan, Chairman US Federal Reserve November 2004

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The power of planning

Feb, 2017

BY Ola Adeosun, Wealth Planner LGT Vestra

Andrew Carnegie, one of the most distinguished entrepreneurs in modern history, famously said, “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes”. The journey of a successful entrepreneur often starts down a lonely path with an idea, a desire to make things better, or simply a moment of inspiration.

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What makes an entrepreneur?

Jan, 2017

BY David Lane, Partner and Technical Director LGT Vestra

What makes an entrepreneur? The Oxford Dictionary would tell us that an entrepreneur is “a person who makes money by starting or running businesses, especially when this involves taking financial risks”. Is that it? Sounds a bit thin to me.

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Looking past the pitch - choosing an exceptional M&A adviser

Jan, 2017

BY Jordan Buck, Investment Strategist LGT Vestra

In my last blog, ‘Set up before you sell up’, I described the considerations you should make as an entrepreneur and as an individual, before you begin to explore the sale of your business. If an exit (or partial exit) remains the right decision, then it is important to choose an exceptional M&A adviser to guide you through this process.

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Communication is the key to building trust

Jan, 2017

BY Jonathan Marriott, CIO LGT Vestra

Successful entrepreneurs who have made substantial sums in their own business often find it hard to appoint an investment manager. They have been in control of their own business and rightly have expected high returns and have been prepared to take risks in a business they understand.

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Learning from Unilever - the impact of sustainability

Jan, 2017

BY Duncan Carmichael-Jack

Over the last decade something exciting has been happening in the world of startups. Many big businesses have been publically criticised for crossing the line. Smaller counterparts set up to exploit their downfalls and make a fast buck have become ineffective.

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Set up before you sell up - personal considerations for an entrepreneur

Jan, 2017

BY Jordan Buck, Investment Strategist LGT Vestra

A letter just landed on my desk. “Everything you need to know about selling your business”, it reads; “Exclusive offer on this 2-day training course”. The letter sits alongside a “definitive” guide to selling a business, something which most M&A houses and professional services firms produce.

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Vlogs

Establishing and evolving an interesting brand

Yulia Rorstrom, CEO and Founder of Duck & Dry, provides her top tips for establishing and evolving an interesting brand.

Jun, 2017

Connect, Celebrate, Support

Partner lead for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, Joanna Santinon, discusses the programme and why EY have a programme dedicated to entrepreneurs.

Mar, 2017

What is your financial personality?

Taking into account your financial personality is essential when devising a business plan. Considering what risk means to you, your capacity for loss, as well as your emotional response to risk, can give entrepreneurs valuable insight into how they make decisions.

Feb, 2017

Selling your business

Are you selling your business? Natasa Williams, LGT Vestra Partner, shares top tips all entrepreneurs should consider before selling.

Feb, 2017

Know your target market

Who is your customer? Jenny Tozer, LGT Vestra Partner and entrepreneur provides top tips for defining who you want to reach in an evolving market.

Jan, 2017

Don’t take no for an answer

Brian McRitchie, LGT Vestra Partner and entrepreneur explains why resilience gets results.

Jan, 2017

News

10 best books for entrepreneurs in 2017

May, 2017

BY Brian Rashid for Forbes

Every entrepreneur needs a dynamic reading list. Whilst there are many great podcasts and videos, they cannot replace a good book. From self-development to business best practices, here are 10 must reads for entrepreneurs in 2017.

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Where is the best city in the UK to launch a start-up?

Apr, 2017

BY Owen Gough for smallbusiness.co.uk

An attractive ecosystem can make a city stand out in the eyes of an entrepreneur. Find out which UK city has been ranked the top business hub for new ventures?

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Study concludes entrepreneurs love their businesses the same way parents love their kids

Apr, 2017

BY Amy Morin for Forbes

A business really is an entrepreneur's baby. Emotional brain responses by entrepreneurs towards their businesses resemble the brain responses parents have towards their children.

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Entrepreneurs remain optimistic after strong growth

Feb, 2017

BY Alys Key for City A.M.

Entrepreneurs in the UK are thriving, with 69% reporting growth over the past 6 months in a poll conducted by EY.

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Three questions you need to ask yourself before becoming an entrepreneur

Feb, 2017

BY Goncalo de Vasconcelos for Forbes

The nature of an entrepreneur is to continuously question. Have you asked yourself these three simple "what if's"?

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Five enterprising migrants who triumphed in the face of adversity

Feb, 2017

BY Jack Torrance for Management Today

Does facing adversity instil a drive and determination that helps one succeed despite obstacles? One in seven new businesses in the UK are started by migrants and are considered much more likely to become entrepreneurs than those born in the UK.

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Signs you need to leave your startup

Feb, 2017

BY Al Doan for Medium

Entrepreneur Al Doan shares some thought provoking observations that could indicate your company has outgrown your capabilities. Do you still celebrate success? Are your most talented employees wanting to leave? Does your job title reflect what you actually do day-to-day? Doan puts forward some interesting considerations for every business starter/owner.

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LGT Vestra LLP announced as headline sponsor for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017

Jan, 2017

Global programme to support entrepreneurs

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The success of the Y chromosome

Jan, 2017

BY Jacqueline Gold for FEBE

We all know men are from mars and women are from venus but have ever wondered how these differences influence the creating of a business? Here’s an interesting piece on why females make such good entrepreneurs.

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Why Failure is important

Jan, 2017

BY Tony Goodwin for FEBE

Interesting insight from FEBE as to why failure is crucial for entrepreneurs and how the lessons you learn from these downfalls ensure you never make them again.

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme 2017

Jan, 2017

The search is now on for entrepreneurs who are changing the way the world works. Entrepreneurs who have the courage and passion to make their dreams a reality – to build something of lasting value that brings real benefits to an industry or sector.

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Portfolio of thoughts

We have partnered with The School of Life, the cultural enterprise headed by renowned thinker, Alain de Botton, to produce a series of philosophical essays aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the non-financial issues that drive clients' attitudes to wealth. We hope you enjoy reading them.

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John Armstrong

Jan, 2017

Good risk, bad risk2align

Robert Rowland Smith

Jan, 2017

Courage3align

Mark Vernon

Jan, 2017

Value4align

Diane Coyle

Jan, 2017

Envy5align

Mark Vernon

Jan, 2017

Healthy ambition6align

Oliver James

Jan, 2017

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Mark Vernon

Jan, 2017

Love8align

Susan Quilliam

Jan, 2017

Ethics9align

Robert Rowland Smith

Jan, 2017

Decisions10align

Noreena Hertz

Jan, 2017

Legacy11align

John Armstrong

Jan, 2017

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Alain de Botton

Jan, 2017

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