Sun, 18 March 2018
FB Twitter Rss
Mon, 13 April 2015 18:50:24

Luigi Wewege founder of Vivier Group interviewed by Mario Schulzke founder of IdeaMensch on being an entrepreneur

Luigi Wewege is the founder of Vivier Group and CEO of its Auckland based financial services arm Vivier & Co.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Luigi explains to IdeaMensch how the idea for the company came about and discusses certain things learnt along the way.

Firstly where did the idea for Vivier Group come from?

The Global Credit Crunch had relatively little effect on the New Zealand banking sector. In part, this fortunate stability was a result of the health of the country’s financial market and lending sector, which always faced much sterner regulation and control than many other countries during the boom years between 2002 and 2007. 

For such reasons, since the 1990s, New Zealand has been the destination of choice for global investors, who have been well rewarded for their faith. Particularly, those from countries such as Japan and China, who flocked to place their household savings in New Zealand, have since received interest rates well above their domestic offerings.

It became apparent to me in late 2013 that many global investors wanted to enjoy the attractive rates offered from New Zealand, without exposing themselves to exchange rate risk and thus the idea for Vivier Group was born.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

It always starts with a coffee due to being predominantly a night owl. I am at my most productive when it’s quiet and I can work without interruptions and distractions. To allow the latter to occur I during the day, endeavour to check in with international staff members as they come online via their respective time zones and go over any pressing issues they may have.

How do you bring ideas to life?

Business plans, costing sheets, financial forecasts, etc… etc… people can spend an exceptional amount of time theorizing their ideas further but for me if the idea does not come close to certain indicators from the get go then they are not worth pursuing. Although when they do it’s all about creating a clear strategy and bringing in the right team members in order to execute.

What’s one trend that really excites you?

For me it has to be the onset of digital banking firms and I find it fascinating how it’s forced larger retails banks to increase their pace of digital adoption. As established banks cannot stop client attrition to agile start-ups and niche players, these banks are now beginning to think more like disruptors, obsessing about consumer experience and using digital technology to avoid being totally outflanked by new entrants or established competitors.

This interview first appeared on and you may find the remainder of the interview here:


Link to Source:



Free Registration
Username / Email
  • Forgot your Password?
  • Create an Account
  • Latest News

    The Lauryn Ashtyn Collection Announ..
    on 18 March 2018 03:04:14
    The Lauryn Ashtyn Collection recently announced that it has redesigned its website, thelaurenashtync
    Eastern Pools Reviews Its Hours Of ..
    on 18 March 2018 01:30:59
    Eastern Pools will be open for longer hours during the warm spring and summer months. According to a Invites Testimonials F..
    on 18 March 2018 01:28:25 has enhanced its customer engagement efforts by adding a new "Testimonials" webpage o
    Cherrystone Auctions Announces An U..
    on 17 March 2018 22:16:17
    New York Stamp house, Cherrystone Auctions, has posted some of the details of its upcoming March 201
    Core Plumbing Shares Home Remodelin..
    on 17 March 2018 18:21:44
    Core Plumbing has posted several informative articles on home remodeling on its website. The uploade

    Latest Classified Ads

    Suport and Contribute for The \"B..
    on 07 November 2017 17:35:35
    We are seeking funding to make a movie dramatizing what would happen if elections were hacked.&nbs..
    Solar Battery charger..
    on 12 January 2017 18:55:06
    Solar battery charger –  10000mAh Solar battery Power Bank charger With Fold-able 4 Solar..
    Power Bank 20000mAh Slim aluminum a..
    on 12 January 2017 18:51:52
    Power bank 20000mAh Slim Aluminum Alloy mobile battery charger with electronic digital display ..
    Portable Car battery jump starter..
    on 12 January 2017 18:49:04
    Portable car battery jump starter  power bank 12000mah, emergency Multi purpose battery charger..
    10000mAh lithium polymer slim power..
    on 01 January 2017 17:11:34
    10000mAh power bank lithium polymer battery for smartphones and tablet,20000mah OEM and ODM are all ..