LGT Group



Built in 1967, the four-story headquarters of LGT Group ($28 billion in assets under management) sits on the main route through downtown Vaduz. With a population of 5,200, Vaduz is the capital and second largest city in Liechtenstein, narrowly losing out the title of biggest city to nearby Schaan, which claims 5,300 inhabitants.
I don't receive much of a reception here as Siegfried Tuertscher, Group Communications, says they hadn't receive my letter of introduction sent a month earlier to CEO Heinz Nipp. Tuertscher and I sit down in the small reception area where he spends a few minutes answering questions. My tour of the facility is limited to the reception area. My request to see CEO Nipp's office and the boardroom is declined.
Over 350 employees work here. There's no cafeteria, no smoking in offices and it's 70 miles to Zurich Airport. Who's Chairman of the Board of Director's? It's none other than H.S.H. Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein, brother of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The bank is 100% owned by the Liechtenstein Princely Family.