When actions speak louder than words

When I first started working in Luxembourg, about 10 years ago now, one of the Managing Partners of a top firm gave me a piece of advice: “I operate with one rule,

How Brexit is impacting the Luxembourg recruitment market

It is almost a year since millions of people woke up to a new reality on 24th June 2016; the UK had decided to leave the EU. I woke up at 4am

Where change leads us

I was running this weekend in my local park. Along the side of the park is a row of old 70’s pre-fabricated houses, the kind that are actually grey in colour. Uninspiring,

RESOLUTIONS & TRANSITIONS: The highs & lows of 2016, and expectations of 2017

2016. Depending on whom you ask, you might get varied responses from people. Ranging from “What a year! It was great!” or “Fantastic overall” to “Lacklustre, not ideal” or “absolutely terrible”. What

How to find your true calling

I’ve spent most of the last 10 years trying to solve this puzzle. What is it that makes a person happy, and how can you match that to a job? Recruiting well

I set up my own fund because of “Inequity in Founder Economics”

Bang! You lose your investment team in one go! This is what happened to one of my fund management clients recently. The investment team left to launch their own fund backed by

ZEDRA buys Interconsult as part of European build out

Trust, corporate services and fund services specialist ZEDRA has acquired Interconsult, Luxembourg International Consulting in Luxembourg for an undisclosed sum and expanding ZEDRA’s network to 11 jurisdictions. Interconsult was established in 1992

Luxembourg sharpened tax rules for intra-group financing

Luxembourg has sharpened its corporate tax rules since 1st of January. These will make it more difficult for large corporations to avoid tax by channelling funds through the small European country, a

9 things I have learned in the last 9 years of running a start up

It is now 9 years since I took the leap of faith at 24, to set up on my own, with another top biller from a large corporate recruitment firm. Now we

Can Uber fix us?

I was at a conference lately, checking my phone. A waiter stopped me and said to me in French ‘when you’re drinking water, look at the glass’ (i.e. not your phone) I

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