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October 15, 2014

Asia’s wealthy families are focused on the challenges of successful wealth transfer, while wealthy Mainland Chinese are increasingly looking at alternative investments and cross-border investment opportunities, new research suggests.

Asia’s wealthy families are focused on the challenges of successful wealth transfer, while wealthy Mainland Chinese are increasingly looking at alternative investments and cross-border investment opportunities, new research suggests.

May 6, 2011

Whose advice do you really listen to before making that investment, whether it’s corporate or private? Ultimately of course it always comes down to your own. However in this information heavy, digital age it’s either impossible, or arguably unwise to completely ignore a certain amount of chatter (however informed or amateur).

Whose advice do you really listen to before making that investment, whether it’s corporate or private? Ultimately of course it always comes down to your own. However in this information heavy, digital age it’s either impossible, or arguably unwise to completely ignore a certain amount of chatter (however informed or amateur).

March 4, 2008

European single family offices expect to reverse their preference for traditional assets in favour of alternatives in the next three years.

European single family offices expect to reverse their preference for traditional assets in favour of alternatives in the next three years, according to a new report by Campden Research and Merrill Lynch.

February 21, 2008

The investment company behind one of Italy’s most powerful families is to invest in one of Asia’s leading alternative investment managers.

The investment company behind one of Italy's most powerful families is to invest in one of Asia's leading alternative investment managers. IFIL, controlled by the Agnelli family, will invest $90 million in Vision Investment Management, one of the largest Asia-based fund of hedge fund managers.

March 1, 2005

Research suggests that investors are increasing their exposure to real estate. But if that’s where the hot money is going it’s much less clear how to invest, where to get advice and who to work with for the best results, says Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a freelance journalist specialising in finance.

Research suggests that investors are increasing their exposure to real estate. But if that's where the hot money is going it's much less clear how to invest, where to get advice and who to work with for the best results, says Richard Willsher

November 1, 2004

Entrepreneurs want to know why they should invest in the stock market and, if so, what are the options that are going to maintain the real value of their capital. Tim Cotton asks, will alternative investment provide the answer?

Tim Cotton is a personal finance and investment adviser for Grant Thornton.

Entrepreneurs want to know why they should invest in the stock market and, if so, what are the options that are going to maintain the real value of their capital. Tim Cotton asks, will alternative investment provide the answer?

November 1, 2003

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

November 1, 2003

Melanie Stern examines the use of alternative investments in family office portfolios across the world

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Melanie Stern examines the use of alternative investments in family office portfolios across the world

February 1, 2002

In the first of a series of three articles Katharine Pulvermacher discusses why including a small proportion of gold in a family business owner’s portfolio can increase the weight of higher-return, riskier assets – while maintaining a constant level of risk

"It'll never happen to me" is not an effective approach to risk management. Family businesses are vulnerable to events such as changes in ownership, family affairs and commercial issues. While nothing can provide absolute protection against all eventualities, much can be done to manage the risk associated with the investment of family wealth. Protecting the family's assets against potential financial trauma is the responsibility of the family office. However, family members whose funds are being managed can benefit from understanding the methods used to safeguard their wealth.

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