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November 1, 2013

The multi-billion dollar family office Ziff Brothers Investment is reportedly set to close its US hedge fund.

The multi-billion dollar family office Ziff Brothers Investment is reportedly set to close its US hedge fund.

According to the Wall St Journal, the changes were announced in an internal email to employees earlier this week. The family office’s private equity arm reportedly won’t be affected, a source told the newspaper.

July 19, 2013

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

In a survey completed by the Institute for Private Investors, an educational and networking service for ultra-high net worth individuals, 63% of respondents said they planned to increase their allocation to global equities in 2013 and 53% plan to increase their positions in domestic equities.

May 30, 2013

The conversion of embattled US hedge fund SAC Capital into a family office could damage the reputation of the industry and prompt authorities to reconsider family offices’ exemption from the Dodd-Frank Act, a wealth sector expert says.

The conversion of embattled US hedge fund SAC Capital into a family office could damage the reputation of the industry and prompt authorities to reconsider family offices’ exemption from the Dodd-Frank Act, a wealth sector expert says.

May 27, 2013

Given all the fuss in the media about problems in southern Europe, you would have thought the entire region was about to go pop. 

Given all the fuss in the media about problems in southern Europe, you would have thought the entire region was about to go pop.

May 24, 2013

Despite the Madoff scandal being an increasingly distant memory, concern about financial fraud is still uppermost in the minds of the wealthiest investors, particularly when it comes to hedge funds, according to a recent study.

Despite the Madoff scandal being an increasingly distant memory, concern about financial fraud is still uppermost in the minds of the wealthiest investors, particularly when it comes to hedge funds, according to a recent study.

Corgentum, an operational due diligence consultancy, found that family offices across the US, Europe and Asia are doing much more due diligence on their hedge fund holdings as a result of concerns.

March 25, 2012

Hedge funds haven’t covered themselves in glory in recent years. Underperformance, fee structures and redemption restrictions have all angered investors – many of them family offices. Chris Owen reports

Mention hedge funds to an investment specialist at a family office three years ago and the response was more than likely to have contained a few expletives. That’s because for many very wealthy investors who had been early converts to the hedge fund investment phenomenon, the period from the collapse of Lehman Brothers in late 2008 to at least the end of 2009 represented the worst ever experience they had ever had with hedge funds since their inception.

September 1, 2011

Fewer chief investment officers are actually working inside a family office, as many opt to outsource the function to better manage their focus on hedge funds, according to an expert in investment.

Fewer chief investment officers are actually working inside a family office, as many opt to outsource the function to better manage their focus on hedge funds, according to an expert in investment.

Charlotte Beyer of the Institute for Private Investors reckons CIOs in investment firms and wealth boutiques will benefit from this trend.

Read the full story at CampdenFO.

August 15, 2011

Falling returns, rather than regulatory reasons, might explain the growing number of hedge fund managers converting into family offices in the US, say experts.

Falling returns, rather than regulatory reasons, might explain the growing number of hedge fund managers converting into family offices in the US, say experts.

Sophie Dworetzsky, a partner at international law firm Withers, reckons that tougher times is making the family office model more attractive. “The financial situation now is causing people to move away from being a bigger hedge fund managing a lot of money to a multi or single family office,” she said.

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.  

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