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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.

October 4, 2016

Point72 Asset Management, the family office of infamous American hedge fund investor Steve Cohen, is expanding its graduate training programme to include 15 new international students from Asia and Europe.

Point72 Asset Management, the family office of infamous American hedge fund investor Steve Cohen, is expanding its graduate training programme to include 15 new international students from Asia and Europe.

Entitled Point72 Academy Program, the 12-month training course teaches recent college graduates to master the financial analysis and research skills needed for investment recommendations.

September 19, 2016

Wren Investment Office launches in London today with the backing of US company WE Family Offices and Spanish based MDF Family Partners.

Wren Investment Office launches in London today with the backing of US company WE Family Offices and Spanish based MDF Family Partners.

The firm announced it was catering for individuals and families who required multigenerational wealth management from its team of independent and experienced best practice wealth managers.

September 16, 2016

The business hailed as the first multi-family office in the United Kingdom celebrates its 20th anniversary this week.

The business hailed as the first multi-family office in the United Kingdom celebrates its 20th anniversary this week.

Sandaire Investment Office was launched by Alex Scott in 1996 to manage the wealth of the Scott family after the sale of Provincial Insurance and Exeter Bank. The Scott family owned the bank for five generations, in collaboration with renowned economist John Maynard Keynes.

September 7, 2016

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

August 31, 2016

A family office protects what has been achieved and takes full advantage of all the social capital the family brings, a London law firm says.

A family office protects what has been achieved and takes full advantage of all the social capital the family brings, a London law firm says.

Wedlake Bell commentated on the rocketing popularity of family offices following an EY report which claimed there are between 3,000 and 15,000 family offices worldwide, with more than half having been set up since the Millennium.

August 22, 2016

Almost half of multi-million dollar international family offices do not have dedicated cyber security, exposing ultra-high net worth individuals to hackers, an accountancy firm warns.

Almost half of multi-million dollar international family offices do not have dedicated cyber security, exposing ultra-high net worth individuals to hackers, an accountancy firm warns.

New research by Moore Stephens revealed 42% of family offices surveyed do not have a policy to protect their vulnerable computer networks of sensitive commercial information. This lapse was despite 79% of family offices claiming they were “concerned” or “very concerned” about cyber-crime.

May 20, 2016

Family-backed fund Frog Capital has attracted €9 million ($10.1 million) from British Business Bank Investments as it looks to invest in more high-growth technology businesses.

Family-backed fund Frog Capital has attracted €9 million ($10.1 million) from British Business Bank Investments as it looks to invest in more high-growth technology businesses.

Several families are among the 14 investors in Frog Capital II, a €90 million fund run by London-based Frog Capital that has already invested in two digital businesses.

May 10, 2016

Wildcat Capital, which manages funds for the American billionaire David Bonderman, has called for management changes at a pharmaceutical firm, representing a rare public case of shareholder activism by a family office.

Wildcat Capital, which manages funds for the American billionaire David Bonderman, has called for management changes at a pharmaceutical firm, representing a rare public case of shareholder activism by a family office.

In a strongly worded letter, Wildcat raised concerns over corporate governance at Sorrento Therapeutics and said the chief executive, Henry Ji, should be replaced.

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