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August 18, 2015

The family office of billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller, who famously broke the Bank of England with George Soros in 1992, has made a huge gamble on gold in the second quarter, despite being downbeat on the economy.

The family office of billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller, who famously broke the Bank of England with George Soros in 1992, has made a huge gamble on gold in the second quarter, despite being downbeat on the economy.

According to a regulatory filing, Duquesne Family Office paid $324 million for a 2.8 million share position in the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), the market's largest physical gold exchange-traded fund, just weeks after prices fell to a five-year low.

February 12, 2014

Family offices are allocating money to Bitcoin from two opposing ends of the risk-return spectrum, according to the founder of a fund dedicated to the digital currency.

Family offices are allocating money to Bitcoin from two opposing ends of the risk-return spectrum, according to the founder of a fund dedicated to the digital currency.

The Bitcoin Investment Trust, launched in September last year, currently has net assets of $53.9 million (€39.5 million) with around 150 investors, and New York-based founder Barry Silbert says family offices are one of three main groups invested in the private fund.

The others are tech entrepreneurs and Wall Street executives.

December 15, 2011

The wealth held by India’s high net worth individuals has grown faster than the fortunes of the rich internationally, according to new research.

The wealth held by India’s high net worth individuals has grown faster than the fortunes of the rich internationally, according to new research.

The India Wealth Report, which was released by a local wealth management firm, said the 11% rate of growth in wealth this year made India one of the fastest-growing HNW populations in the world.

Demand for gold, a symbol of wealth in India, will also see a boost in 2012, said the research by Karvy Private Wealth.

November 17, 2011

Gold demand rose by 6% in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, says a new report by the industry lobby association World Gold Council. 

Gold demand rose by 6% in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, says a new report by the industry lobby association World Gold Council.

According to the study, the eurozone debt crisis and higher levels of inflation spurred investors to increase their possessions of gold in order to protect their wealth.  

Read the full article at CampdenFO

May 20, 2011

Executive Order 6102, issued by the US Government on April 5th 1933, should send a shiver down the spine of today’s diversified investor. It demanded, with few exceptions, that “all persons are required to deliver all gold, gold bullion and gold certificates now owned by them to a Federal Reserve Bank”. Criminal penalties for violation included a “$10,000 fine or 10 years imprisonment or both”.

Executive Order 6102, issued by the US Government on April 5th 1933, should send a shiver down the spine of today’s diversified investor. It demanded, with few exceptions, that “all persons are required to deliver all gold, gold bullion and gold certificates now owned by them to a Federal Reserve Bank”. Criminal penalties for violation included a “$10,000 fine or 10 years imprisonment or both”.

September 3, 2009

Family offices should invest in gold as a long-term safeguard against inflation, according to a leading investment manager.

Family offices should invest in gold as a long-term safeguard against inflation, according to a leading investment manager.
 

April 27, 2009

Scott McCulloch analyses the investment potential of gold in the current climate

It can be a shelter from the storm. At times it can also be a currency and hedge against inflation. Gold has attracted a growing throng of individual investors due to recent financial turmoil; however, one of the trade-offs inherent in its safe-haven status is that it can undergo volatile price swings. Should you invest in gold?

August 14, 2008

When Abhinav Bindra won India’s first ever individual Olympic gold medal in the Men’s 10 metres Air Rifle event on Tuesday, he became a national hero.

When Abhinav Bindra (pictured) won India's first ever individual Olympic gold medal in the Men's 10 metres Air Rifle event on Tuesday, he became a national hero. But this is no rags-to-riches fairytale.
 
Abhinav's father, AS Bindra, is a millionaire industrialist who runs a successful agro-food business in Punjab. So determined that his son would win, he built an international standard shooting range at the family home.
 

May 1, 2006

With the price of gold increasing to over $600 an ounce and the fundamentals underpinning its continued rise still strong, many investors will be considering their returns on this precious metal. So how to go about investing in it? asks Richard Willsher

Richard Willsher is a finance and business writer with a background in international investment banking. www.richardwillsher.com

With the price of gold increasing to over $600 an ounce and the fundamentals underpinning its continued rise still strong, many investors will be considering their returns on this precious metal. So how to go about investing in it? asks Richard Willsher

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