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June 27, 2017

Dermot Campbell, chief executive of Kuber Ventures, a tax efficient investments platform, asks what next for UK family offices after the British General Election resulted in a hung parliament.

Dermot Campbell, chief executive of Kuber Ventures, a tax efficient investments platform, asks what next for UK family offices after the British General Election resulted in a hung parliament.

The 2017 UK General Election concluded with the government stuck in a period of extreme legislative impasse which may stall Treasury moves to change the UK’s tax efficient investments regime, a sector which has been growing in importance to family office investors.

June 8, 2012

Again and again, the financial community makes no distinction between the do-it-yourself investor and those who would prefer to use an adviser. The truth is, most investors (two-thirds, according to many studies) yearn for a trusted adviser. Their quest, however, is often frustrated by a number of obstacles.

Again and again, the financial community makes no distinction between the do-it-yourself investor and those who would prefer to use an adviser. The truth is, most investors (two-thirds, according to many studies) yearn for a trusted adviser. Their quest, however, is often frustrated by a number of obstacles.

What’s in the way. Well, there here is no guide, no Zagat’s, of the "best and most trusted" advisers. Also, once in an adviser’s office, many investors do not know how to perform due diligence.

February 9, 2011

Investment firm Talisman Global Asset Management announced on 8 February that it is expanding its investor base to include external clients, besides managing operations of its core investor, the William Pears Group.

Investment firm Talisman Global Asset Management announced on 8 February that it is expanding its investor base to include external clients, besides managing operations of its core investor, the William Pears Group.

The London-based investment firm was first established in 1998 as the asset management arm of the Pears family – one of the UK's wealthiest families with an estimated fortune of £1.5 billion. But it will now offer its investment services to external clients including family offices, endowments and foundations.

August 25, 2010

Facebook, the social networking site, is expected to make a host of investors billions when it goes public, which some speculate could happen within a year.

Facebook, the social networking site, is expected to make a host of investors billions when it goes public, which some speculate could happen within a year.
 
According to media reports, Facebook is worth at least $33 billion based on secondary market transactions. This would make it one of the most valuable tech companies of all time, with a market capitalisation greater than Ebay and Yahoo.

August 18, 2008

Cablevision founder and chief executive Jim Dolan has caved in to the demands of major shareholders, agreeing to initiate quarterly dividends on the company’s stocks.

Cablevision founder and chief executive Jim Dolan (pictured) has caved in to the demands of major shareholders, agreeing to initiate quarterly dividends on the company's stocks.

The move comes after a group of investors, led by Mario Gabelli of Gamco Investors Inc, pressured the cable TV and media company to take action after concerns over the value of the company's share price.

Analysts believe the market value of Cablevision's common stock needs to be closer in line with the underlying operating performance of the company.

July 1, 2008

The credit crunch is at the fore of most investors’ minds at present, but how are they and their portfolios coping? Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Investment Workshop in London to find out

The credit crunch is at the fore of most investors' minds at present, but how are they and their portfolios coping? Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Investment Workshop in London to find out

Roundtable panel

May 1, 2007

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at Campden’s Family Alternative Investment Conference to discuss whether now is a good time for families to purchase AIs, the growing impact of green investments and the asset classes to look out for

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at Campden's Family Alternative Investment Conference to discuss whether now is a good time for families to purchase AIs, the growing impact of green investments and the asset classes to look out for.

Is now a good time to purchase alternative investments and, if so, why?  

March 1, 2005

Most HNWIs like to take responsibility for their own investment decisions and are extremely active in managing their investments. It’s not wrong, or misguided, if it produces the right results, argues John Clemens

John Clemens is managing partner, Tulip Financial Research Ltd. john.clemens@tulipresearch.com; www.tulipresearch.com

Most HNWIs like to take responsibility for their own investment decisions and are extremely active in managing their investments. It's not wrong, or misguided, if it produces the right results, argues John Clemens

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