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October 13, 2016

The prolonged, low return environment has been fuelled by record low interest rates and a monetary policy that is holding back yields, forcing investors to look to alternatives in the search for portfolio growth – and family offices are no exception, says Bill Nixon, managing partner at Maven Capital Partners.

The prolonged, low return environment has been fuelled by record low interest rates and a monetary policy that is holding back yields, forcing investors to look to alternatives in the search for portfolio growth – and family offices are no exception, says Bill Nixon, managing partner at Maven Capital Partners.

Nixon offers his insight into the strategies family offices are adopting to meet their long-term investment return horizons and twin goals of wealth preservation and appreciation.

December 3, 2015

Private equity was the most common asset class among family offices in 2014 and one of the year’s best performers. So why are some executives voicing caution about expectations moving forward? 

The popular belief that strong returns in private equity will continue into the future has been challenged by participants in the Global Family Office Report 2015, warning that a build-up in unallocated capital could lead to lesser returns. 

According to one chief executive from a single family office in North America, who participated in the report anonymously, the record level of unspent cash is creating undue levels of competition, which is in turn pushing up prices. 

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