LGT Capital Partners: The secret to venture capital? Go for the top quartile

What is the best way into venture capital? Direct investments into upcoming businesses looking for seed capital? Or scouting for VC funds in house? Or should you pay for less risk by opting for a fund of funds set-up? With two decades of experience, LGT Capital Partners reveals its own take on the choices.

Thomas Kristensen is in charge of the venture capital funds at LGT Capital Partners

"The average return in venture capital isn't really that interesting. You need to access the top quartile for it to be worthwhile," Thomas Kristensen, Principal at LGT Capital Partners tells AMWatch.

Swiss privately-held alternative investment firm LGT Capital Partners has been part of the European venture capital market for the past 20 years and has invested EUR 1 billion into the sector since the beginning -- and EUR 3 billion globally.

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