[Sponsored Article] This weekend, for the third time, the Formula E cars will be racing past Hong Kong's skyscrapers. You will be at the race, cheering them on. What is it about Formula E that fascinates you? It's the unique atmosphere that makes me return to the E-Prix circuit. Formula E cars race right through Hong Kong's financial district - virtually past our offices. The feeling on site is light-hearted and relaxed - and yet the air crackles with tension. It's not every day that we have such an atmosphere right on our doorstep. Racing in the middle of the city is only possible because the cars are emission-free and relatively quiet. What do you think - is the technology of the future driving through the streets this weekend? For e-mobility to become established in everyday life, a lot of work still needs to be done in terms of developing the technology and the necessary infrastructure. Whether this is the future or not, will, in my opinion, only become clear in the next few years. Much more important, however, is that we start to think about the impact of our current modes of transportation. We are running out of fossil fuels and climate change threatens our livelihoods. It is time for us to take responsibility and look for alternatives. The Formula E races put one of the possible alternatives in the spotlight. Is that why LGT decided to sponsor Formula E? Yes, this is one of the primary reasons. We are convinced that we can contribute to the future by promoting the development of electric vehicles. We have been a sponsor of the Formula E team, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, since 2015. Why this particular team? It is a perfect match for us. ABT proved its sense for long-term thinking at an early stage and was one of the first teams to enter Formula E. At that time, it was not yet evident that the motorsport series would be successful. ABT dared to take a chance and consciously made a long-term investment in the future. And LGT does the same? Yes, we also plan and act with a long-term perspective - both in terms of investment advice for our clients and strategic business decisions for our bank. Our presence in Asia, since 1986, is ample proof of this. Can you elaborate on that? 30 years ago, it was not only us, but also many of our competitors, who started to build a private banking business in Asia. Many of them thought they could lead their business to success in a very short time. Unsurprisingly, that strategy didn't work. Only a small percentage of these institutions have shown staying power and are successful in Asia today – fortunately we are among them. Can LGT take a long-term view because it is family owned and run? That's certainly one reason. LGT has been owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein for over 80 years. Our Group CEO and the Chairman of the Group Foundation Board are both Liechtenstein Princes, and they have held these management positions for over a decade. Together with the rest of LGT's Senior Management, they drive forward strategic decisions which benefit both the bank and our clients. Since the bank is family owned, it is not subject to the same pressures as more widely held organizations. Like LGT, ABT Sportsline, a key partner of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team, is also a company that has been shaped by family heritage. The Abt family has had a hand in managing their extremely successful motor sports company for over 120 years. And they also have very successful race drivers in the family. Exactly. One of them is LGT's brand ambassador, Daniel Abt. Daniel is part of the next generation of the Abt family. He carries the traditions of the family within him and builds on his company's proud heritage by being one of the top drivers in Formula E racing. He has achieved success as a result of his incredible passion and conviction – he is a perfect brand ambassador for us. So your favourite for Sunday's race is set? Of course we will be cheering for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, and their two drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi. Daniel still has some unfinished business here in Hong Kong. He crossed the finish line first last year, but was disqualified on a technicality. He is extremely motivated to prove himself again this year, so it is going to be very exciting.