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December 18, 2019

Great power conflict has been rendered obsolete by the relentless advance of globalisation, material prosperity and the triumph of reason. So argued Norman Angell in The Great Illusion, published in 1910.

Great power conflict has been rendered obsolete by the relentless advance of globalisation, material prosperity and the triumph of reason. So argued Norman Angell in The Great Illusion, published in 1910.

Four years later, World War I exploded out of thin air. It began what Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm described as the “short Twentieth century”, which ended with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

March 19, 2019

Campden Americas is ready to host some of North and Latin America's leading families when its Americas Families in Business Conference returns to Miami for the 12th year on 25-27 March.

Campden Americas is ready to host some of North and Latin America's leading families when its Americas Families in Business Conference returns to Miami for the 12th year on 25-27 March.

Arison (Carnival Cruises), Barnard (Vitamix), Sternlicht (Starwood Group) and Vollmer (Ron Santa Teresa) are among the families set to attend.

February 22, 2018

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

Investors must be careful not to get caught in the crossfire between Government enforcement authorities and criminals investing the fruits of their criminal activities.

March 17, 2017

Given increasing levels of instability and scrutiny in the world, the location of family offices has taken on new significance in recent years, with families understandably concerned about finding the most secure environment for the governance of their assets, says Dominic Wheatley, chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

Given increasing levels of instability and scrutiny in the world, the location of family offices has taken on new significance in recent years, with families understandably concerned about finding the most secure environment for the governance of their assets, says Dominic Wheatley, chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

March 4, 2016

A concerted coordination between global regulators and national governments means regulation is impacting families on matters as diverse as tax information to reputation. Rose Carr and Nicholas Moody ask experts what regulatory measures family offices should watch out for

November 24, 2014

American single family offices trading commodities are no longer required to register as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), CampdenFB.com has learned. The relief comes after a successful campaign by the Private Investor Coalition (PIC) for an exemption for single family offices.

American single family offices trading commodities are no longer required to register as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), CampdenFB.com has learned.

The relief comes after a successful campaign by the Private Investor Coalition (PIC) for an exemption for single family offices.

PIC, a nationwide coalition of family offices, lobbied the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for an exemption under certain provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

April 11, 2014

A Manhattan Federal Court has approved SAC Capital’s $1.2 billion (€867 million) settlement for insider trading.

A Manhattan Federal Court has approved SAC Capital’s $1.2 billion (€867 million) settlement for insider trading.

As part of the settlement, SAC Capital is required to pay the $1.2 billion financial penalty on top of the $616 million it had already agreed to pay to the US Securities & Exchange Commission.

US prosecutors announced in November last year that SAC Capital had agreed to plead guilty to insider trading charges, although its founder Steven Cohen was not charged with any crime.

January 15, 2013

The family office of the Crosslands – the entrepreneurs behind the Airtours and Going Places holiday operators – is set to begin offering its services to other families.

The family office of the Crosslands – the entrepreneurs behind the Airtours and Going Places holiday operators – is set to begin offering its services to other families.

Crossland Private Office is teaming up with wealth management company Bedell Trust to form a multi family office under the Bedell Trust name.

November 10, 2011

Family offices and hedge funds don’t have an awful lot in common, except that they both tend to be small outfits. But these days small no longer means irrelevant and most people agree that hedge funds, however many they employ, ought to be regulated. 

Family offices and hedge funds don’t have an awful lot in common, except that they both tend to be small outfits. That has meant that both of them have, until now, tended to fall outside the clutches of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the American financial regulator.

But these days small no longer means irrelevant and most people agree that hedge funds, however many they employ, ought to be regulated.

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