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30 September 2013

KBL epb hosts Maastricht University students 

Initiative reflects private banking group’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including community outreach Senior management provides international students with insights on key topics such as client relationship management

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In line with its commitment to corporate social responsibility, KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) recently hosted a group of 20 international students from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.

During this interactive workshop – which was facilitated by group senior management and conducted at KBL epb’s headquarters in Luxembourg – students were offered insights into key topics such as client relationship management.

An active supporter of a range of non-profit organizations and initiatives, KBL epb recently served as principal sponsor of the Luxembourg Autism Foundation’s annual Open Day. The bank also regularly sponsors events at the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Philharmonic.

“Since our founding more than 60 years ago, KBL European Private Bankers has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to supporting the local community – here in Luxembourg and in all the markets in which we are present,” said Olivier de Jamblinne, CEO, Luxembourg, KBL epb, who led the presentation to Maastricht University students, along with Franck Sarre, CEO of Puilaetco Dewaay Luxembourg, a member of the KBL epb group.

“As we explained to these visiting students, successful private banks, like good private bankers, must focus on more than simply the bottom line,” de Jamblinne said. “We have to take a holistic approach to our profession by understanding and addressing the wider needs of our stakeholders. In this business, after all, we don’t just manage portfolios; we manage individual relationships over the long term.” 

Present in nine countries across Europe, KBL epb’s multi-local approach to CSR is reflected in its support of initiatives such as Goods to Give in Belgium, SOS Children’s Villages in Germany and the Audrey Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland. The group also contributes to various staff-nominated causes in the Netherlands, and provides mentoring and grants to young entrepreneurs in the UK.