EC21 is based in Luxembourg City.

DNA of EC21

At EC21, our customers with their specific needs and goals are our top priority. Consequently, our tailor-made service includes an adequate planning and asset structuring (360° approach) and wealth management. Emphasis is undoubtedly put on clarity and transparency.

Furthermore, access is granted to a variety of well-known custodian banks in Luxembourg and Switzerland offered at attractive conditions. A network of high-quality partners such as life insurance companies, trust companies, lawyers and real estate specialists are at hand when needed. As a result, measurable financial added value is created for our customers by selecting and assembling the most suitable instruments and solutions in wealth management and far beyond, relating to all kind of topics relevant for wealthy families.

Our Shareholders

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European Capital Partners (Luxembourg) S.A.

European Capital Partners is an independent Luxembourg based asset management boutique founded in 2010, jointly owned by the Edison Group (group of entrepreneurs in Luxembourg around Patrick Hansen) and Léon Kirch, a Luxembourgish well known Investment manager. Specialist in European Value Equities, European Capital Partners aims at providing its investors with an active, flexible, high conviction, benchmark agnostic and long-term oriented approach that has proven its efficiency under different market conditions.


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Colombo Wealth S.A.

Colombo Wealth is an independent Swiss wealth manager and family office with offices in Lugano, Zurich and Geneva licensed by Swiss financial regulator FINMA. Colombo serves a wide spectrum of international wealthy clients since more than 40 years with wealth management and family office services.
Its investment management team has an active approach that aims to create absolute positive performance for the clients in any market condition.


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Twenty First Capital S.A.S.

Twenty First Capital was created in 2011 in Paris to meet the new challenges and needs of institutional and private investors seeking innovative ideas and developing products capable to deliver superior results in the current challenging investment environment. Thanks to its multi-expert model and its multi-assets approach, Twenty First offers a range of high performing funds covering major asset classes and strives to bring together the leading experts and the best talents in the industry.

Board of Directors

Dr. Sibylle Peter

Sibylle Peter, has held various senior management positions in the past twenty years in the Swiss Financial and Wealth Management industry. Founder of the family office YSMA S.A. since December 2017, she is also the president of the board of Colombo Wealth S.A.. Before she was member of the Executive Committee of a Swiss Bank in Zurich, Basel, Geneva and Lugano with responsibility for Business Development and Investment Services for International Private Clients as well as Family Office services. Sibylle holds a Ph. D. in Economics and an MBA from the University of Mannheim, Germany and studied also at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the USA.


Stanislas Bernard

Stanislas Bernard, born and raised in France, has been in senior management of multiple investment firms for the last twenty years. Before founding Twenty First Capital in 2011, he worked for 14 years at Rothschild et Cie Gestion in Paris where he developed the Multi-Management Division and became CIO of the Alternative Division. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Paris - Panthéon Assas. Since 2006, he has been a lecturer at the Magistère Banque Finance of the University of Paris - Panthéon Assas, teaching a course on asset management.


Léon Kirch

Léon Kirch, born in Luxembourg in 1972, has dedicated 20 years of his career to Value Investing. He holds a Commercial Engineering degree from Solvay Brussels School (Belgium) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Having started his career in 1997 as Portfolio Manager at Banque de Luxembourg, he is known to clients foremost as the fund manager of the Nordea European Value Fund that he co-managed from 2002 to 2014. In August 2014 Léon Kirch became Partner and Chief Investment Officer at European Capital Partners. His arrival marks the beginning of a new entrepreneurial dynamic, characterized by the launch of a portfolio management activity founded on the key concept of “Entrepreneurial Value Investing”. Léon Kirch was the founding President of the Luxembourg CFA Society and is a regular guest speaker at the University of Luxembourg.

Authorised Management & Employees

Daniel Maes

Born and raised in Luxembourg, Daniel holds a master degree from ICHEC Brussels Management school (Belgium). Additionally, he completed a training program in the field of private banking (combating money laundering and terrorist financing, KYC, taxes, MiFID, etc). He began his career in 2007 with BIL (Banque Internationale à Luxembourg) as Private Banking Relationship Manager for the central and eastern European market. 5 years later, he became portfolio manager for the cross-asset tailor-made discretionary portfolio management at BIL. He managed portfolios of wealthy European clients and he was also responsible for the recommendation list of government and corporate investment grade bonds. In 2018, he decided to leave BIL for a new exciting challenge at EC21.


Danilo Colombo

Born and raised in Lugano (Switzerland). After the completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Lugano (USI) Danilo got his first impressions of the wealth management sector with his family business, Colombo Wealth S.A.. Subsequently, Danilo moved to the U.K. where he completed with distinction a Master in Wealth Management at the Queen Mary University of London. The main activities that Danilo covered in his previous work experiences were execution of buy/sell orders, support of Relationship Manager and the monitoring and updating of the portfolio management system. Danilo has recently passed the first level of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Program.

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