OUR EXPERTS — A TEAM AT YOUR SERVICE
Our strength is the personal relationship with our clients. This is supported by the professionalism and commitment of our experienced team, fully dedicated to the well-being of our clients.
PIETER ABTS, Founder
Pieter Abts founded Luxembourg-based Abts & Partners in 2000, motivated by the need for an independent all-round family office supporting his family.
Pieter holds a master’s degree in applied economics from the Universities of Leuven in Belgium and Tübingen in Germany, where he specialized in banking and finance, as well as an additional qualification in Financial Planning from the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
In order to apply the newly-obtained knowledge from university, he started his career in 1995 as a private banker in Luxembourg, acquiring extensive professional experience as a portfolio manager at Cogeba-Gonet and senior relationship manager at ING Luxembourg.
OUR PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
SOPHIE KIEFFER, DIRECTOR, LUXEMBOURG & monaco
Living in Luxembourg, Sophie was graduated from the University of Louvain (Belgium) with a master’s degree in Economics and a diploma of complementary studies in business administration (IAG). She has a strong background in Sales and Asset Management and has been responsible for Business Development and Marketing Policy within a major local financial player and has specific knowledge in implementing added value products and services throughout major networks.
PHILIPPE GARGILL, DIRECTOR, LUXEMBOURG
Philippe benefits from more than 30 years of experience in financial services. Thanks to his extensive education (Master in Informatics, a certification as a Financial Analyst and in Compliance), he has acquired vast business knowledge within regulatory, operational and financial products in retail and private banks, as well as in Asset Management firms. Beginning his career by working for 10 years as an IT team leader for a large bank, he later orientated towards various areas within Banking, while still putting special emphasis on the regulatory aspects over the last 10 years and finally joining Abts & Partners in 2017.
PAUL VAEL, SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, LUXEMBOURG
Building upon financial analyst, linguistics and management degrees, Paul has acquired a wide and solid experience since 1984 in portfolio management and private banking. He has put a very analytical and creative mindset to use for international clients within a Belgian, French and major US bank. As a financial analyst, special attention is paid to clients’ risk perception.
LAURENCE KRANSKENS, OFFICE MANAGER, LUXEMBOURG
After obtaining her Bachelor's degree in “Management Assistant”, Laurence started her career as a flight attendant at a Belgian airline company. Her passion for planes and human interaction made her work there for 5 years. In 2005, Laurence decided to change her life and return to her first profession as an Executive Assistant. After a first job at a fiduciary, followed by 11 years at a well-known Wealth Management firm in Luxembourg, she has become Office Manager at Abts & Partners in early 2018.
PATRICIA DE MAERTELAERE, DIRECTOR, SWITZERLAND
During 40 years in international private banking and investing, Patricia has always worked in an independent, innovative and non-speculative way. She was always open-minded to new ideas in the world and built long-lasting and personal relationships with clients and the next generation, providing valuable guidance to families to plan for the future.
MONIKA IMMOOS, OFFICE MANAGER, SWITZERLAND
In her 30 years of experience in the private banking, asset management and fiduciary sector, Monika has built up a sound knowledge in the finance sector as well as in office management.