Head CEE, Member of the Board LGT Austria
Adam Lessing is the Head of Central & Eastern Europe and Member of the Board of LGT Bank Austria. His responsibilities encompass the activities of LGT in Central and Eastern Europe.
LGT Bank Austria is the Austrian entity of LGT, the world’s largest private banking and asset management group, wholly owned and managed by a family of entrepreneurs. LGT manages over 240 Bn. CHF of client assets in its global network. LGT’s clients include its owner, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, for whom LGT acts as family office. LGT is recognized as a leader in sustainable finance across its three entities, LGT Private Bank, LGT Capital Partners and LGT Lightrock.
Adam Lessing is involved in all aspects of sustainability and is a Guest Lecturer on Sustainable Finaince at Central European University in Vienna. He is the author of various publications on legal and asset management topics. In March 2020 his latest book „Sustainable Investing against Climate Change“ was published by Braumüller, Vienna.
Prior to joining LGT Adam Lessing has held leading positions with international financial services companies. From 2010 to 2019 he was the Head of Central & Eastern Europe for Fidelity International, the global asset manager. Until 2009 he was the Head of Business Development Europe for the British asset manager AVIVA Investors in London and held responsibility for more than 400 bn USD of managed assets with a Europe-wide network of distribution offices. Earlier, Adam Lessing held leading positions with AXA Investment Managers, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and other financial institutions.
Adam Lessing holds a doctorate in law (Dr.iur.) from the University of Vienna and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a holder of the CWMA certificate and a court certified expert for banking and securities matters.