Investing in the LGBT Community

June 10, 15:30-16:30

It is estimated the global purchasing power of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community is over 500M Euros. As a result of this enormous market potential, there exists a viable opportunity to invest in "pink" businesses around the world.

Paul Thompson – Co-Founder LGBT Capital

Paul Thompson is a founder of LGBT Capital, the world’s first Corporate Advisory and Investment Management firm focused on the LGBT consumer sector. LGBT Capital is currently launching a Private Equity fund focused on LGBT social networking and planning the launch of an LGBT socially responsible investment fund later this year. Paul has a unique knowledge of the global investment funds business and was the first foreign CEO of an asset management firm in Mainland China. Paul is based in Hong Kong and specializes in Asia based projects and market entry strategies. Paul has worked for major investment houses including Fidelity and Prudential Financial (US) and led the development of the international investment funds business at Goldman Sachs. Paul has served as a director of numerous investment companies and funds including Goldman Sachs Funds and was a founder of the International Money Market Funds Association.