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Serge Krancenblum

 

 

Company

IQ-EQ

 

Position

Group Executive Chairman

 

The Brainstormer

 

FAR FROM BEING MONOTONE AND LIMITED TO JUST BLACK AND WHITE, SERGE KRANCENBLUM SEES THE WORLD IN INFINITE SHADES OF GREY, BECAUSE EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD IS COMPLEX, EXCITING AND CONSTANTLY ON THE MOVE, AND EVERYTHING, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IS IN AN UNSTABLE EQUILIBRIUM.

Fear does not avoid danger

Fear does not avoid danger

Daring to move forward, fearing neither falling nor making mistakes sums up Serge Krancenblum. This native of Metz doesn’t see standing still as an option. After studying finance in France and the United States, Serge headed for Luxembourg. Here he co-founded IQ-EQ that he has been the key figure transforming into the world’s fourth-largest, independent investor services firm. Serge says he owes his success to the Grand Duchy: he demonstrates his gratitude for this by being one of its most persuasive ambassadors. He feels Luxembourg added another dimension to his career: alongside being the Executive Chairman of IQ-EQ, he sits on the Haut Comité de la Place Financière and chairs the L3A and LAFO, two Luxembourg professional associations.

 

Grey is beautiful

While some people may have a black and white view of things and of the world, Serge Krancenblum knows that things are not that simple. He believes his lucid- ity to be both his main quality and his main fault: but that helps him appreci- ate the complexity at every level of our planet, making things more attractive and more stimulating. Geopolitics is a puzzle where the pieces are constantly changing shape, making it particularly difficult to put them together. So many parameters to take into account with infinite variables might be torture for some people, but it’s something of a passion for Serge. Just like martial arts, which require constant self-control, discipline and humility to recognize that what you thought was an end is, in fact, just one step on a longer journey.

 

Marx

ust because he is a knowledgeable financier doesn’t mean that Serge Krancenblum doesn’t quote Marx.Groucho that is, not Karl. Even though he

quotes the eldest of the comic quartet, who said “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member”, Serge has willingly put his energy in professional associations and think tanks. In fact, every facet of a person has equal importance and helps to maintain equilibrium. An equilibrium, that is, which makes it possible to keep moving. An unstable equilibrium.

 

FACTS&FIGURES

 

Birthday: 8/10/1961

Place of birth: Metz

Nationality: French

Children: 2

Languages: French, English

Hobbies: Geopolitics, Martial arts

MY FAVOURITE

Cities: Paris, New York, Tel Aviv

Restaurants: Ma Langue Sourit, Um Plateau

COMPANY

IQ-EQ Group

POSITION

  • Group Executive Chairman of IQ-EQ

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board

  • Leading the M&A Strategy

  • Responsible for the Corporate Responsibility

OTHERS

  • President of the Luxembourg Association for Family Offices “LAFO”

  • President of the Luxembourg Alternative Administrators

  • Association (L3A)

  • Chairman of Gatsby & White SA

  • Chairman of the International Facilitation Forum

  • Creator of IQ-EQ Crossroads

AWARDS

  • European Personality of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards