Organization

Lux Media Investments is managed by a team of highly experienced executives from the banking, insurance, investment and property development industries, recognized as experts in their field of competence all with an impeccable track record of proven succes, integrity and reliability.
Jurisdiction
Lux Media Investments operates in two major financial cenetrs, Toronto and Luxembourg.

The annual ranking of international financial centers by the Uk-based “The Banker” magazine places Toronto, Canada as the second largest financial center in North America and ranks as 6th in the world. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the third largest equity exchange in North America and seventh largest in the world with a market capitalization of $ 1.6 Trillion (2014). In terms of listed companies the TSX and TSX Ventures are the second largest overall and are global leaders in ming, oil, gas and cleantech.

The Toronto region is the hub of the Canadian financial industry – banks, investment firms, pension funds and insurance companies. Toronto is home to the headquarters of Canada’s five largest banks, three of which ranks amongst the top 25 largest banks in the world by market capitalization. In 2014, for the seventh year in a row, the World Economic Forum ranked Canadian banks as the soundest in the world. Toronto also is the Canadian headquarters for the vast majority of foreign banks operating in Canada, including four of the world’s largest banks.    

The Toronto region is home to two of the world’s largest life insurance companies, seven of the ten largest global hedge fund administrators, three of the top 50 global pension funds, headquarters of 12 securities firms and nine of Canada’s top 10 mutual fund companies. Supporting the sector is a vibrant eco-system tha includes many of Canada’s top law firms, auditors, accountants, administrators, tech-firms and academic institutions. Within the diversity and breath of Toronto’s financial sector are a number of enterprises that have developed specialized expertise over time, i.e. for incubators, start-ups and small and medium size enterprises.

Luxembourg is the second largest investment fund centre in the world after the United States, the premier captive reinsurance market in the European Union and the premier private banking centre in the Eurozone. A founder member of the EU benefiting fully from the principles of free movement of capital and freedom of establishment with the EU, Luxembourg has a track record of stability, even in the face of the challenges arising from the global financial crisis, Luxembourg maintains low levels of sovereign debt, has one of the highest GDPs per capita and retains a AAA rating. This has resulted in the domiciling of tens of thousands of investment holding and financing and securitization vehicles, many of which form part of globally recognised corporate groups or hold the portfolio investments of leading international investment funds.
From its origins as a Euroloan centre, the city subsequently developed as a private banking centre and then, from the 1980s, as a leading domicile for investment funds. The success of the financial centre is founded on the social and political stability of the Grand Duchy and on a modern legal and regulatory framework that is continuously updated, inspired by regular consultation between the government, the legislator and the private sector. Thus, over the years, specific regulatory frameworks have been created for alternative investment funds, venture capital investment funds, international pension funds, specialised investment funds, captive reinsurance companies, covered bond issuing banks, securitisation vehicles and family wealth management companies. This legal framework, combined with Luxembourg’s openness to the world, has attracted banks, insurance companies, investment fund promoters and specialist service providers from all over the world.

The Luxembourg financial centre is characterised by a strong culture of investor protection and rigorous anti money-laundering policies. Its specialist teams are multilingual and multicultural, with a long tradition of financial expertise and extensive knowledge of the needs of an international clientele.

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has become the first stock exchange globally to introduce a platform for green financial instruments.
Shareholders
Our firm strives for a modern corporate governance strategy that takes into account the interests of each shareholder. The shareholders are actively involved in any matters that are critical to the company’s continuity and success beyond the appointment of the Board and the annual accounts. We have assigned a Trust Office through where shareholders can announce a proxy and/or issue voting instructions. Each share in the capital of of our firm gives entitlement to cast one vote. The voting rights can be exercised by the holder of the share. Shareholders who attend a shareholders’ meeting in person are entitled to cast votes at their own discretion on a number of shares equal to the number of shares that the shareholder holds on the relevant record date. Shareholders may also exercise their voting rights even if they do not attend a shareholders’ meeting by granting a proxy to a third party. When shareholders do not attend, have not granted a voting proxy nor issued voting instructions Voting is guided primarily by the interests of the shareholders taking into account their interests. The sale and transfer of shares is restricted to ensure stability, consistency and continuity of the undertaking.
Board
The Board’s primary responsibility is to protect the interests of the investors that have entrusted their capital to the vehicle. The Board monitors business performance, conducts oversight on regulatory, legal and fiscal compliance, statutory reporting and implementation of social responsibility policies. The Board consists of at least three directors. The Board has drawn up a Charter which includes its duties, powers and working methods and information on its relationships with the stakeholders of the company. All members have underwritten the company’s Directors Code of Conduct. All partners in the company have underwritten the company’s Employee Code of Conduct.