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November 24, 2014

Ever been in a car with a backseat driver? At best, they are annoying to drive with and, at worst, a downright distraction. Ultimately, they can affect the safety of all passengers – themselves included – and make the driver feel like they’re not up to the task.

Ever been in a car with a backseat driver? At best, they are annoying to drive with and, at worst, a downright distraction. Ultimately, they can affect the safety of all passengers – themselves included – and make the driver feel like they’re not up to the task.

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.

March 26, 2014

Just as people recognise the inherent value of a respected brand, particularly luxury brands, family offices have become like the ultimate luxury item — exclusive, elusive and expensive to own. Now a new subset of this elite moniker, virtual family offices (VFO), is evolving. 

There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the use and abuse of the term “family office”, and for good reason. Many institutions that are not strictly family offices tag on the phrase because they are eager for the kudos of being recognised as one.

Just as people recognise the inherent value of a respected brand, particularly luxury brands, family offices have become like the ultimate luxury item — exclusive, elusive and expensive to own. Now a new subset of this elite moniker, virtual family offices (VFO), is evolving.

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.

July 2, 2012

Single family offices around the globe are more concerned about tax and regulatory issues than the turbulent market environment, according to research by JP Morgan Private Bank.

Single family offices around the globe are more concerned about tax and regulatory issues than the turbulent market environment, according to research by JP Morgan Private Bank.

A survey of 125 SFOs, where each had assets under management of more than $100 million (€79.5 million), found that 23% were “most concerned” about the evolving tax and regulatory environments, while only 10% considered market volatility to be their biggest concern.

January 19, 2012

Single family offices in Europe and the US anticipated the financial crisis, and were well prepared to ride out the worst period of 2008.

Single family offices in Europe and the US anticipated the financial crisis, and were well prepared to ride out the worst period of 2008.

That’s according to a new study of 40 single family offices, with a median asset size of more than $500 million (€388 million), by asset advisers Cambridge Associates.

March 4, 2008

European single family offices expect to reverse their preference for traditional assets in favour of alternatives in the next three years.

European single family offices expect to reverse their preference for traditional assets in favour of alternatives in the next three years, according to a new report by Campden Research and Merrill Lynch.

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