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December 1, 2014

Russian aggression in Ukraine, Ebola in West Africa, Middle Eastern conflict, US midterm elections and a continuing debt crisis in Europe. Even if global macro funds are poor performers, geopolitics and macroeconomic data needs to be central to your asset allocation decision-making. 

In terms of performance, hedge funds have had it rough the past few years. And of all the alternative investment styles, global macro has arguably had it the worst. Global macro strategies try to forecast macroeconomic developments around the world, such as interest rates, geopolitics, government policies and so on.

November 28, 2014

Spain’s Koplowitz family has halved its stake in multibillion euro infrastructure company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, in a deal with the family of Mexican entrepreneur Carlos Slim.

Spain’s Koplowitz family has halved its stake in multibillion euro infrastructure company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, in a deal with the family of Mexican entrepreneur Carlos Slim.

The deal is part of a $1.3 billion capital raise, which aims to reduce the company’s debt. It is the first time in the company’s eight-decade history that the Koplowitz family won’t have a controlling majority stake in the firm.

June 17, 2013

Paul Soros, the engineer, shipping magnate, philanthropist and elder brother of billionaire George Soros, died on 15 June, aged 87.

Paul Soros, the engineer, shipping magnate, philanthropist and elder brother of billionaire George Soros, died on 15 June, aged 87.

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.

December 16, 2011

Henry Swieca is reportedly following the example of George Soros and turning his $500 million (€383.6 million) hedge fund Talpion Fund Management into a family office. 

Henry Swieca is reportedly following the example of George Soros and turning his $500 million (€383.6 million) hedge fund Talpion Fund Management into a family office.

The move comes ahead of new Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, which require hedge funds to register with the SEC by March 2012 if they want to manage the money of outside investors.

According to Bloomberg, 54-year-old Swieca will return about $100 million to outside investors.

September 20, 2011

Soros Fund Management, founded by legendary investor George Soros, has appointed former employee Scott Bessent as chief investment officer to oversee the family’s money.

Soros Fund Management, founded by legendary investor George Soros, has appointed former employee Scott Bessent as chief investment officer to oversee the family’s money.

The New York-based single family office also announced that Soros’s son Jonathan, who was co-deputy chairman, will step back from the fund’s day-to-day management, and will become chairman of the family’s foundation.

August 10, 2011

Many finance and family offices professionals are in a state of denial over the imminent implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, according to the IMS Group’s Jonathan Wilson.

Many finance and family offices professionals are in a state of denial over the imminent implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, according to the IMS Group’s Jonathan Wilson.

Figures from the professional financial services group show that three-quarters of non-US based finance professionals working in the alternative investment industry are unprepared for the Dodd-Frank Act.  

July 28, 2011

Given that George Soros, arguably the most successful hedge fund manger ever, is turning his hedge fund into a family office are others about to follow his lead?

Given that George Soros, arguably the most successful hedge fund manger ever, is turning his hedge fund into a family office are others about to follow his lead?

Some are wondering whether other big names in the industry like James Simons at Renaissance Technologies, John Paulson at Paulson & Co and David Tepper at Appaloosa Management are about to turn their hedge funds into family offices?

July 26, 2011

Legendary investor George Soros is to close his hedge fund to outside investors and convert it into a family office as a result of new Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

Legendary investor George Soros is to close his hedge fund to outside investors and convert it into a family office as a result of new Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

Soros’ sons Jonathan and Robert, who are co-deputy chairmen of Soros Fund Management, said in a letter to investors that they will return money to outside investors by the end of the year.

SFM will then manage assets of the Soros family, worth around $25 billion, they said in the letter.

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