Luxembourg is your central hub with a market that extends far beyond its borders. The financial centre’s unique cross-border expertise has attracted asset managers, private equity firms, wealth managers, banks, insurance companies, payment institutions and many other financial services providers from all over the world. The country is a renowned centre for corporate finance and hosts the headquarters of many multinational groups. Our stock exchange plays an important niche role, specialising in the listing of bonds, with more than 3,500 issuers from 100+ countries.
Long established as a world leader in the twin sectors of fund administration and private banking, Luxembourg is the eurozone's leading financial centre and # 12 in the world. It is the second largest for investment funds globally thanks to its pre-eminent role in the European market and as service provider in Asia, the Middle East and South America.
Highly diversified and global outlook
Smart and forward-looking
Luxembourg offers companies access to a vast pool of international and multilingual talent. Our financial centre is the perfect launch pad for new products and services in a cross-border environment. Luxembourg has been a pioneer in innovative finance for many decades; from building Europe’s number 1 international fund distribution platform to being home to the first nationally licensed bitcoin exchange and listing the world’s first Eurobond and Green Bond. The banking centre’s expertise also extends to life insurance and reinsurance, as well as to “captives”.
Stable and solid
Luxembourg is a politically stable country, with very low public debt, and an economy that has performed strongly over a long-term period. Growth in Luxembourg is consistently above the EU average. Our AAA rating demonstrates the global financial community’s confidence in the stability of Luxembourg and its competitiveness.
Decades of experience in the field, flexible and sophisticated investment vehicles, a stable political, social and economic environment, and firm but sensitively applied regulations have combined to create a unique and fertile landscape for the financial sector. Laws, drawn up in consultation with the industry, offer solid investor protection and robust action against money laundering.
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The 5th edition of Pitch Your Start-up will take place on 21 May 2019. Local and international start-ups can already apply online to try to win the €100,000 prize. Participation is free of charge.
For the second consecutive year, Luxembourg’s start-up ecosystem will be represented at the international trade fair in Paris dedicated to new technologies which takes place in 100 days. This time, the country will have an even bigger pavilion and further highlight its assets.
The Luxembourg government, the country’s scientific community and NVIDIA will create a joint research laboratory for artificial intelligence (AI). Focusing on using AI and high performance computing to search for solutions to major societal challenges, the collaboration will also be successively opened to industrial companies and start-ups.
Since 2006, the economic and financial magazine Paperjam has been publishing, every two years, the ranking of the 100 most influential economic decision-makers in Luxembourg. For the 2018 edition, announced Wednesday at the Rockhal, Luxinnovation’s CEO, Sasha Baillie, appears in 16th position.
How to write a competitive Horizon 2020 proposal
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Horizon 2020 is the EU's research and innovation funding programme. It runs from 2014-2020 and has a budget of €80 billion. We are organising a workshop with the aim of providing companies, researchers and all other stakeholders with information about strategies for positioning themselves to maximise their chances of obtaining Horizon 2020 funding and drafting and preparing competitive proposals. This one-day workshop will provide information about finding and identifying the most relevant calls for proposals, setting up a competitive consortium, defining the strategic objectives of the proposals in relation to the call text, and addressing the various sections of the proposal template. You will also learn how the submission tool works Read more