Alternative Investment Conference: a closer look at “paradigm shift”

12 October 2022

From 6 to 7 October 2022, LGT Capital Partners held its annual flagship client event, the Alternative Investment Conference, to discuss how alternative investments can help investors navigating through an increasingly challenging macroeconomic and geopolitical environment.

For more than 20 years, LGT Capital Partners has hosted its Alternative Investment Conference (AIC) to explore and reflect on the investment challenges of the respective times. This year, the exclusive conference was held in the picturesque surroundings of the Bürgenstock Resort, above Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, and explored the theme "Preparing for paradigm shift".

More than 200 international guests joined the 2022 AIC, using the opportunity to liaise with leading investment professionals. The conference featured keynote speakers Alexander Stubb (Former Prime Minister of Finland), Bertrand Piccard (Swiss explorer, serial entrepreneur and environmentalist), and H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, Chairman and CEO of LGT Group, in addition to experts from the alternative investment industry. Amplifying and reinforcing the impulses from the guest speakers, the participants discussed in numerous panels, presentations and break-out sessions how the macroeconomic and geopolitical environment affects different asset classes and investment strategies, with a particular focus on the role of alternative investments. A separate focus was placed on ESG and impact investing, two topics that have become highly relevant to institutional investors and managers across different asset classes.

Pius Fritschi, a Managing Partner of LGT Capital Partners, said: "The current macroeconomic and geopolitical environment poses considerable challenges for investors. The strong interest in the 2022 AIC confirmed that the thematic focus we set, ‘Preparing for paradigm shift’, is pertinent for our clients. I am particularly pleased about the positive feedback from the participants, indicating that the forum succeeded not only in delivering high-level insights and food for thought, but also in providing concrete strategic assessments and outlining potential investment approaches for our clients.”

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