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September 11, 2013

Family offices talk a lot about club deals, but are they really happening, or just figments of fund managers’ imaginations? Campden reports. 

Club deals are all the rage. At least in theory. Many families are sick of paying fees to asset managers who stick their money in a black box, wave a magic wand over it and then, well, find that the money has vanished in a puff of smoke. People with burned fingers are, predictably, keen to cut out the middleman and invest directly. The idea of teaming up with other like-minded family offices to make direct private equity-style investments has an evident appeal. But club deals are not happening as fast as you might expect.

September 5, 2013

Equities ended the second quarter well off their highs, with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shouldering much of the blame. This could prove to be a buying opportunity if the world’s biggest economy shows it can strengthen without the use of stimulus. 

Equities ended the second quarter well off their highs, with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shouldering much of the blame. This could prove to be a buying opportunity if the world’s biggest economy shows it can strengthen without the use of stimulus.

June 17, 2013

A group of senior London-based financiers have come together to form a new multi family office designed to more closely align the interests of the partners with those of its clients.

A group of senior London-based financiers have come together to form a new multi family office designed to more closely align the interests of the partners with those of its clients.

June 5, 2013

On the back of a recent partnership, the man who now heads up LGL Partners and Forbes Family Trust – two family offices founded by media moguls – talks to Campden about his plans for the future and the possibility of a merger.

As wealthy families go, the two behind LGL Partners and Forbes Family Trust seem pretty different. Yes, both might owe much of their fortunes to the media industry – the Forbes family to publishing and the Lenfests to cable television – but at first glance they appear to take very different approaches to wealth.

May 23, 2013

Brewing fortunes are not uncommon. But few of these fortunes have been turned into such a successful family office as Quilvest. Campden interviews its chief executive.

 

May 22, 2012

Ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries reckon investing more in their family business provides the “the best opportunity” for good returns.

Ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries reckon investing more in their family business provides the “the best opportunity” for good returns.

That’s one of the findings of the third annual Middle East Management Study by investment company Invesco, which said strong returns, a need for corporate funding and “the attraction of corporate opportunities” were driving capital to corporate assets rather than personal accounts.

April 2, 2012

Jonathan Soros, the son of billionaire investor George Soros, is reportedly setting up his own family office in a bid to independently manage part of his personal fortune. 

Jonathan Soros, the son of billionaire investor George Soros, is reportedly setting up his own family office in a bid to independently manage part of his personal fortune.

According to Reuters, which quotes two people familiar with the situation, Jonathan is also planning to hire David Kulsar, who currently serves as chief risk officer at Soros Fund Management, the investment firm established by the elder Soros in 1969.

March 28, 2012

The family office of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll is to invest €25 million in equity in a property club. 

The family office of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll is to invest €25 million in equity in a recently launched property club.

At a press conference on 28 March, Stephen George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Capricorn Investment Group, said the firm has decided to join the Family Office Real Estate Partnership in a bid to “get back to basics”.

February 23, 2012

The family office sector in Asia-Pacific looks set for strong growth, as the rise in wealth in the region, fuelled by strong economic expansion and liberalisation, continues, according to a study by Campden Research and UBS.

The family office sector in Asia-Pacific looks set for strong growth, as the rise in wealth in the region, fuelled by strong economic expansion and liberalisation, continues, according to a study by Campden Research and UBS.

Although the number of billionaires in the region has soared – in China, this has gone from virtually zero 10 years ago to nearly 150 in 2011 – the family office sector has not grown at a similar pace. There are only an estimated 100 family offices in the region.

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