This year, 2014, marks the 10th anniversary of ATOZ. We have grown and evolved from small start-up to respected global player over the past decade. As we continue to advance towards the future, we wanted to pause for moment and do something out of the ordinary to thank our trusted clients and business partners. On 16 September 2014, ATOZ hosted British entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg for an evening of discussion followed by a reception and cocktail.
In a recent Financial Times article entitled “Under Siege”, Vanessa Houlder shines a spotlight on the current state of affairs in Luxembourg’s financial sector. At the top of the page, a picture appears of a walled castle. It is an unmistakable metaphor for Luxembourg, a country whose advantageous tax regime is under increasing scrutiny by foreign authorities and Europe alike, their coffers empty after the financial crisis.
I am a strong believer in the act of giving. Accomplished businesses should build strong philanthropy cultures and encourage their members to exercise the act of giving through the Firm and experience the benefits of sharing. Since its creation in 2012, the ATOZ Foundation, operating under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, has sponsored projects promoting education, research and projects encouraging social cohesion.