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May 3, 2018

In five years’ time, the battle to keep data secure against cyber-attacks will descend into a “machine on machine war” with the advancement of artificial intelligence, a former head of MI5 says.

In five years’ time, the battle to keep data secure against cyber-attacks will descend into a “machine on machine war” with the advancement of artificial intelligence, a former head of MI5 says.

Lord Jonathan Evans, speaking at Jersey Finance’s “An Open World” Annual Private Wealth Conference, told an audience of more than 600 family offices, wealth holders and advisers that attacks would become more sophisticated as hackers made use of semi-autonomous technology.

February 23, 2018

Family offices taking advantage of a weak sterling by loading up on poorly performing London real estate are likely to become more wary of investing in the UK as Brexit draws closer, advisers say.

Global family offices taking advantage of a weak sterling by loading up on poorly performing London real estate are likely to become more wary of investing in the UK as Brexit draws closer, advisers say.

Meanwhile, UK-based family offices are asking a lot of questions ahead of the 29 March, 2019 deadline, but most were yet to take action.

“London is still a magnet,” Philip Watson, Citi Private Bank’s global head of investment lab for EMEA, said this week.

February 16, 2018

Swire Pacific brings in family member; Cohen’s Point72 accused of hostility to women; and Maersk positive despite "unusual" year.

Swire, Murugappa bring in family members

Swire Pacific has appointed its first family member chairman, a move which will see sixth-generation Merlin Swire, pictured, relocate to Hong Kong from the UK.

Swire, 45, replaces John Slosar as the head of the Hong Kong arm of John Swire & Sons (JS&S), though the latter stays on as chair of Cathay Pacific, to see the struggling airline through a transformation programme.

February 12, 2018

Despite a tumultuous fortnight in the stock market, family offices are being encouraged to look at whether they have enough global equity exposure, with the second-longest bull market in history predicted to keep lumbering through 2018.

Despite a tumultuous fortnight in the stock market, family offices are being encouraged to look at whether they have enough global equity exposure, with the second-longest bull market in history predicted to keep lumbering through 2018.

Steve Brice, chief investment strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, said the majority of his family office clients were under-exposed to equities, and though the past week had seen trillions wiped off stock market values, this provided opportunity for investors to buy into.

February 5, 2018

In an uncertain world the key to survival rests with those who are flexible and quick enough to adapt. The key to success sits neatly in the pockets of those who can pre-empt change and seize the opportunities it brings, says Andra Ilie, private client adviser at Knox Private Office.

In an uncertain world the key to survival rests with those who are flexible and quick enough to adapt. The key to success sits neatly in the pockets of those who can pre-empt change and seize the opportunities it brings, says Andra Ilie, private client adviser at Knox Private Office.

For UK based ultra-wealthy family office principals, there are a number of matters to contend with and consider as we move through a time of change.

January 11, 2018

Investment performance and appetite in family office portfolios, along with the number and size of family offices, are expected to grow in 2018.

Investment performance and appetite in family office portfolios, along with the number and size of family offices, are expected to grow in 2018.

The development of new investment opportunities was one of the key family office trends predicted for the New Year. Exploring new territories and markets with direct, co-investments and buy-outs in a generally favourable world economic climate were forecast for the coming 12-months.

November 15, 2017

Just 38% of high net worth families have a cyber-security plan in place, despite 28% experiencing a cyber-attack in the past and ever-growing awareness of the issue, according to new research.

Just 38% of high net worth families have a cyber-security plan in place, despite 28% experiencing a cyber-attack in the past and ever-growing awareness of the issue, according to new research.

Private & Confidential: The Cyber Security Report, by Campden Wealth Research in partnership with Schillings, shows one in 10 who were attacked lost sensitive information.

October 31, 2017

With the rise of artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy, one could be forgiven for thinking we are already living in an age of disruption.

With the rise of artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy, one could be forgiven for thinking we are already living in an age of disruption.

But analysis by RBC Wealth Management suggests companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Netflix are the tip of the iceberg, with the current climate of sluggish growth and productivity ripe for much more widespread disruption.

September 22, 2017

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

The newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) found while family office succession planning has increased in the past year, with nearly half of family offices (47.3%) having a succession plan, either written (33%) or verbally agreed (15%, a fifth had no plan or did not know if a plan existed.

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