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INTELLIGENCE THAT TRANSFORMS YOUR BUSINESS

Your job, your clients and your career depend on the best information. VitalBriefing creates customised, essential business intelligence products you can't afford to miss.

What we do

Our world-class journalists filter, curate and produce information customized to your business needs.

Using our proprietary technology, VitalBriefing’s top financial and business editors search a world of sources, select the best results, then synthesize and summarize concisely to create personalized, essential content for you, your business, and your customers.

With VitalBriefing, you can reduce your subscriptions and staff resources devoted to sifting through mountains of digital information.

We do it for you, then deliver the content in any format, quickly readable on any digital device. From briefings to newsletters, blog posts and tweets to dynamic web content.

Our clients say it best:

Daily Bank Briefing:

"We’ve been VitalBriefing customers since its launch, and we’re constantly deepening our relationship with new products and applications. Customer experience is their DNA."

Tom Anen, Vice President Corporate Communications Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

Daily Fund Briefing:

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"I’ve been a long-time subscriber to VitalBriefing’s in-depth updates. They keep me current on issues critical to my work as a finance professional. They know what’s coming before my clients do – and often before my colleagues. They’re indispensable to my work day."

Steve Bernat, Head of Distribution Services Lemanik Asset Management

Weekly Briefing:

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"Now I skip a lot of newsletters because I know the weekly summary I get from VitalBriefing is all I need to know, what really matters because it impacts my business."

Serge Krancenblum, Chief Executive Officer, SGG Group

Monthly Briefing:

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"With Infallible delivery, VitalBriefing has been instrumental in meeting our KPI: Communicating the advantages of Luxembourg as a world-class center for international business."

Carole Tompers, General Secretary Luxembourg for Business

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Daily Press Monitoring:

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"VitalBriefing’s key assets are product quality, flexibility and strong customer focus."

Pierre-François Bois, Global Leader, Strategic Integration, Research Development, Engineering and Quality The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Dynamic Web Content:

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"VitalBriefing seamlessly delivers content that’s exactly what our staff and stakeholders are looking for: relevant, timely, appropriate and engaging. And their systems for providing just the right White Label content for financial professionals are impressive."

Nicholas Nesson, General Manager, Corporate Communications KBL European Private Bankers

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Client Newsletter:

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"VitalBriefing has the ability to understand, dissect and comprehend OCBC Premier Banking’s extensive research and help condense it into simple-to-understand investment ideas. A great and reliable partner to work with."

Wyson Lim, Head, Global Wealth Management OCBC Bank, Singapore

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Our expertise

Global Media/Press Monitoring

What are they writing and saying about you online and in social media? What’s being published about your company, or whispered somewhere in the vast Internet? Who’s saying what about whom that is important to you?

We monitor what’s appearing about your brand, your clients, and your key competitors, and we identify the best original sources (or compile all of them for you).

Pay attention to what matters.

Markets

You rely on Reuters and Bloomberg and other real-time news sources. They do a great job. Some are free. Others cost an arm and a leg. But they don’t offer the VitalBriefing Advantage: Human experts sorting through everything news services, analysts, specialist publications and thousands of other digital sources produce every moment.

Our financial and business journalists understand what you want to follow.

Tie it all together, in the context of your business.

Competitors & Clients

  • What are they doing?
  • With whom?
  • Where?
  • Using what technology?

By staying ahead of your competitors and in tune with what your customers are doing, you can offer them the best service.

Follow their deals, relationships and products.

Regulation

FATCA, AIFMD, Dodd-Frank, MiFID II, Solvency II – tens of thousands of regulation-related stories are published every year.

From Hong Kong and Singapore to Washington, London and Brussels, the penalty for failing behind on new regulations can be disaster.

Stay on top of what you need to know.

About us

A dedicated team of international professionals brings decades of experience to information, content and technology services and products.

David Schrieberg

CEO & Co-Founder

David Schrieberg

David is a digital media expert and entrepreneur, based in Luxembourg, where he moved in 2003 as AOL Europe’s Vice President of Content & Programming. In that role, he created and led a multinational team working across the company’s UK, France and Germany divisions. He later co-founded with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, and led as CEO, a venture-backed film startup before consulting internationally for clients including Time, Inc, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Forbes, RTL Group, Fremantle Media, Bank of America and Ford Motor Co, among others.

In 2000, David founded and led an international digital content consultancy in Palo Alto, California, advising companies making the transition from traditional to digital media. Prior to entering digital media, David was a Pulitzer and George Polk prizewinning journalist and foreign correspondent in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, lastly as Newsweek South America Bureau Chief based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A graduate of Georgetown University, he was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

Gerry Campbell

Chairman & Co-Founder

Gerry Campbell

Gerry is a business leader and entrepreneur with 20 years experience creating and driving innovative enterprises to profitability from inception through maturation. Currently, he is an active angel investor, advisor and coach to more than 15 startups, and a frequent speaker on innovation and entrepreneurship at universities and industry events.

Before leading Collecta, a startup that developed unique, real-time search technology, he was President/Global Head of Search and Content Technologies at Reuters, responsible for the company’s search, news and historical content. He came to Reuters from AOL, where he was Senior Vice President leading the company’s $500-million-a-year search and directional media division, after earlier positions at AltaVista/Shopping.com, Compaq and CompuServe.

Gerry earned his Bachelor’s and MBA degrees at Ohio State University.

Pierre-Yves Lanneau

Chief Operating Officer

Pierre-Yves Lanneau

Pierre-Yves has been implementing innovative marketing technologies and programs for new media companies since 1996, when he began his career at France Television before turning to radio, managing the survey department of RTL France and later creating marketing programs for the sales divisions of RTL, RTL2 and Fun Radio in Paris. He then moved into strategic development for new media integration, leading digital radio strategy for RTL Group at its European headquarters in Luxembourg. In 2008, he joined Luxembourg-based startup Jamendo, where he headed marketing and communications, and created a new business model based on the world’s largest Creative Commons music catalogue.

Pierre-Yves holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Paris Business Institute and a Master’s in Media Management from the Sorbonne.

Simon Gray

Head of Editorial

Simon Gray

Simon is a journalist, editor and writer specializing in the financial sector for more than two decades. He has been an editor of daily news and special reports for Global Fund Media publications and web sites covering alternative funds, institutional asset management and wealth management. He was co-founder and partner of The Write Words, a provider of corporate communication and marketing services.

Simon has reported extensively on the fund industry, the broader financial services sector and international economic and business issues from London and Luxembourg. He was editor of publications including Luxembourg Business and International Money Marketing and has worked regularly for news organisations including Reuters and the Financial Times.

He was born in New Zealand and is a graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

Andrew Eatwell

Head of Editorial Operations

Andrew Eatwell

Andrew is a journalist and editor specialised in science and technology reporting.

He has been a writer, editor and project manager for major European newspapers and wire services, including El País and Agence France-Press, and has worked extensively with consultancies in the R&D sector covering public and privately-funded innovation initiatives globally.

Born in the UK and educated in Spain, Andrew has led multi-disciplinary teams in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and is additionally gifted in organisational and technical areas, which has led to his current role at VitalBriefing.

David Schrieberg

David Schrieberg

CEO & Co-Founder

Gerry Campbell

Gerry Campbell

Chairman & Co-Founder

Pierre-Yves Lanneau

Pierre-Yves Lanneau

Chief Operating Officer

Simon Gray

Simon Gray

Head of Editorial

Andrew Eatwell

Andrew Eatwell

Head of Editorial Operations

International Advisory Board

A distinguished group of leaders in their fields provides invaluable advice and counsel to VitalBriefing.

JEAN-CLAUDE BINTZ

JEAN-CLAUDE BINTZ

Jean-Claude is one of Luxembourg’s most notable entrepreneurial success stories over a 35-year career spanning finance, media and telecommunications. The two mobile operators he created as startups – Tango and VOXmobile – have grown into major players in the local market.

After exiting VOXmobile, Jean-Claude set up Lakehouse S.A., a marketing and strategy consultancy that acquired Moskito Productions S.A., a Luxembourg leader in audiovisual communications. Jean-Claude lives in Luxembourg, where he has become a partner and director of MULLER & ASSOCIÉS S.A., a company specialized in management and business consulting.

DAVID MCQUILLEN

DAVID MCQUILLEN

David is a pioneer and internationally recognized innovator in the Customer Experience Movement, with a rich background in market research, experience design and customer culture development across retail, corporate and private banking. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of The Sufferfest, an Australia-based producer of cycling and other sports workout videos and clothing. Founded in 2009, The Sufferfest has become a beloved global online cycling brand with its eclectic mix of sports science, entertainment and a community of passionate Sufferlandrians.

He is the former Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Experience at OCBC Bank in Singapore. Previously, he was the Director of Customer Experience for Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland, which he joined after acting as Customer Experience Officer for E-Invest, an online brokerage, and a Senior Consultant with Accenture’s Strategic Services division in London, New York and Atlanta.

CECILIA RODRIGUEZ

CECILIA RODRIGUEZ

Cecilia is a Colombian-Luxembourgish journalist whose career has crossed virtually very media platform: digital, print, television and radio. She has worked as a senior editor, journalist, blogger and columnist for newspapers and magazines in multiple languages and formats.

Cecilia has led various publications in her native Colombia, as well as in Argentina and California, where she was the editor of Stanford University’s magazine. Currently, she is a blogger at Forbes.com and an op-ed columnist in El Tiempo, Colombia’s main newspaper.

Previously, she was a columnist in Newsweek Magazine, and her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Toronto Globe & Mail and Mother Jones magazine. In Colombia, where she won that country’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, she was a commentator on national TV and a professor at Javeriana University.

She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá.

DAVID SCHLESINGER

DAVID SCHLESINGER

David has long been a distinguished journalist and business leader, with a focus on media. He is the founder and Managing Director of Tripod Advisors, a Hong Kong-based consultancy that advises on political risk analysis, strategy and on running complex, dispersed global organizations with an emphasis on China and the media sector. He is the Chairman of Poseidon Research, a leading provider of reputational due diligence investigations.

He was formerly Chairman of Thomson Reuters China, responsible for government relations and businesses in financial markets, legal and regulatory databases, scientific information and journalism. He was appointed to that role after serving as the global Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News, running all aspects of the 3,000-journalist strong international news service.

A graduate of Oberlin College and Harvard University, Schlesinger joined Reuters Hong Kong bureau in 1987 as a correspondent. From 1989 to 1995, he ran editorial operations in Taiwan, China and the Greater China region. He then transferred to New York to serve in turn as Financial Editor, Managing Editor for the Americas and Executive Vice President and Editor of the Americas before taking on global roles based in London starting from 2004.

MICHAEL SHERROD

MICHAEL SHERROD

Michael has founded or co-founded 10 companies, including DigitalCity.com, since he created one of the world’s first electronic ads at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1985. He has held senior management roles at AMR Information Services, AOL, Ancestry.com and Examiner.com, where he was founding President & CEO.

He is a board member and former Publisher of TexasTribune.org, a non-partisan, non-profit media site, Chairman of the Board of web startup Umbel.com, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Kinsey Institute, and board member and advisor to the Craigslist Foundation.

Currently, he is the William M. Dickey Enterpreneur in Residence at Texas Christian University. He is an author and frequent speaker on digital, cultural and media issues. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

MARK A. UHLIG

MARK A. UHLIG

A former editor and foreign correspondent, Mark has served for two decades as founder and chief executive officer of Uhlig LLC, an advanced-technology company that is a leader in multichannel, reader-specific publishing. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Mark graduated from Princeton University, where he received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and received a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School. Prior to Uhlig LLC, Mark served as an editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, then went to The New York Times, where he covered New York city and state politics, and served as chief of the Times’ bureaus in Mexico City and Managua, Nicaragua.

RICHARD YANKWICH

RICHARD YANKWICH

Richard is a lawyer in Palo Alto, California, where through counseling, litigation, arbitration and mediation, he has specialized in business disputes focused on technology and intellectual property, and as such has acted as lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials, arbitrations and appeals, most recently as a partner at DLA Piper, a global law firm.

He has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer for a joint research project by San Francisco and Law & Politics magazines. He also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, a panelist of the Practicing Law Institute, and has been named to various boards of directors of arts, children’s and family planning organizations. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Duke University Law School.

JEAN-CLAUDE BINTZ

JEAN-CLAUDE BINTZ

DAVID MCQUILLEN

DAVID MCQUILLEN

CECILIA RODRIGUEZ

CECILIA RODRIGUEZ

DAVID SCHLESINGER

DAVID SCHLESINGER

MICHAEL SHERROD

MICHAEL SHERROD

MARK A. UHLIG

MARK A. UHLIG

RICHARD YANKWICH

RICHARD YANKWICH

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Insights

Not Your Grandfather’s Space Race

On 2018-09-20

In just a handful of years, space has become a key business focus for companies and governments alike.

The quadruple play of reusable rockets, new satellite technologies, 3-D manufacturing and the advent of asteroid mining capabilities promise to usher in a new era of space exploitation. Buoyed by headlines like “Space mining will produce the world’s first trillionaire,” the sector is drawing investors around the world, powering a steady increase in funding: Since 2009, $15 billion has been funnelled into the space industry - one-quarter last year alone from private investment in more than 112 commercial space company deals. No longer is the sector reserved for the countries with the most developed space technologies and capabilities. As competition accelerates, both Luxembourg and Australia have launched their own space agencies this year, while governments across the globe have been spending significantly on various space-related programs, projects and missions. Demand for satellites, especially, is the current major focus. As the infographic below shows, the global satellite industry more than doubled from 2007 to 2016, growth expected to continue and increase over the coming decade. Cheaper, smaller and more sophisticated satellites easier to launch into orbit – known as nanosatellites and CubeSats – are the principal investment drivers. However, it won’t be long until advances in relevant technologies shift the focus to the next great frontier: space mining.

Luxembourg and space

Luxembourg is no stranger to the space industry, which already generates €2 billion a year, accounting for nearly 2% of the national GDP. Yet, the ...

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Our story

In 2011, David Schrieberg, a Pulitzer and George Polk prizewinning journalist, digital media executive and entrepreneur, noted that executives and their staffs were drowning in a tsunami of information — wasting valuable time sifting through endless digital and print sources and getting lost in repetitive stories and updates, many of them unreliable, irrelevant or dated, and polluted by sales pitches.

When they needed to follow a specific subject, their answer was Google search and its hundreds of thousands of unsorted, automatically-generated results. More frustration. More wasted time.

David then discovered that the industry’s customers – private and professional alike – were suffering the same frustration, resenting their financial advisors, bankers and service providers for offering low-quality or no information to guide important business and personal decisions. This, at a time when their trust in the industry had plummeted.

David’s idea: Create a platform and process to provide essential, relevant, reliable and timely answers. Content that can be trusted, prepared by experts. Backed by personalized attention and an unwavering focus on each customer’s needs.

He took the idea to Gerry Campbell, a leading search expert, former president and global head of Thomson Reuters Search & Content Technologies. Gerry not only endorsed the concept, he offered to co-found the company.

In creating VitalBriefing, David and Gerry brought decades of respective expertise and experience, fusing innovative search technology with journalistic principles and production values – and a laser-focus on customer needs.

Assembling a top-flight team in Europe and the U.S., they vetted and brought on board financial and business journalists around the world adept at efficiently filtering and curating information.

Via VitalBriefing’s own search-and-publishing platform,they produce customized content, digitally delivered to any device in any format, personalized for customers who look to VitalBriefing to distil for them the best, most reliable, timely and impartial sources.

Financial professionals and institutions around the world rely on VitalBriefing and its products to stay ahead of the wave – and to ensure their own customers are getting top-quality information that reinforces their value,thought leadership and transparency.

At the same time, the Luxembourg-based company has received plaudits at home and customers globally, selected to receive financial backing from the Luxembourg Economy Ministry, and support from Luxinnovation, the National Agency for the Promotion of Innovation and Research, a public-private partnership. In addition, VitalBriefing has been praised by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce as a “showcase startup.”

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