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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.

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.

February 17, 2014

The family behind multi-billion-dollar financial services firm Fidelity Investments have recruited a former ice hockey star and private equity boss to run their family office.

The family behind multi-billion-dollar financial services firm Fidelity Investments have recruited a former ice hockey star and private equity boss to run their family office.

Lane MacDonald, who represented the US at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, will join the private investment firm as president at the end of the month.

February 13, 2014

As private banks increasingly court the lucrative family office market, a peer-reviewed survey has ranked UBS the top provider for the lucrative customer segment.

As private banks increasingly court the lucrative family office market, a peer-reviewed survey has ranked UBS the top provider for the lucrative customer segment.

The Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey placed UBS’s Swiss-rival Credit Suisse second, while JPMorgan, Pictet and HSBC rounded off the list.

December 19, 2013

A firm that evolved from the family office of a leading Brazilian company in the consumer segment is now selectively taking on new clients. CampdenFB talks to Felipe Andrade, one of its partners in São Paulo

It is striking that the office of one of Brazil’s most important fund managers is on a compact side street rather than one of the city’s main boulevards. It is as if wealth in the nation’s business capital is something to be kept discrete. The most obvious thing about Rua Amauri, tucked away off a main business thoroughfare is the number of restaurants all exuding an unmistakeable air of understated elegance.

December 3, 2013

Fortunes are made in recessions, so the saying goes. But they are cemented at the start of a recovery. 

Fortunes are made in recessions, so the saying goes. But they are cemented at the start of a recovery. That’s now, most people agree, which means that now is the time to start creating the long-term relationships to ensure that you make the most of the good years that are on the horizon.

December 2, 2013

Impact investing is an area that family offices have shown cautious interest in, but a new G8 task force is set to tackle some of the issues holding them back. Campden takes a look.

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, venture capital and private equity were a glint in people’s eyes, says Sir Ronald Cohen, founder of Apax Partners, but institutions felt something exciting was about to happen in the space. Today, Cohen – the so called “father of British venture capital” – has a sense of déjà vu, because he feels impact investing is at the same stage in its evolution and the industry is set to take off.

November 26, 2013

Europe has been unloved by investors for a long time. The debt crisis and consequent political uncertainty about the future of the euro has understandably had investors running for safer places to put their money.

Europe has been unloved by investors for a long time. The debt crisis and consequent political uncertainty about the future of the euro has understandably had investors running for safer places to put their money.

However, with the US going through a debt crisis of its own – with unforeseeable consequences on emerging markets – it may be time to rethink investment in Europe.

November 20, 2013

Premji Invest, the family office of one of India’s richest individuals, Azim Premji, is reportedly in discussions to lead a $50 million (€37 million) fundraiser in e-commerce fashion retailer Myntra.

Premji Invest, the family office of one of India’s richest individuals, Azim Premji, is reportedly in discussions to lead a $50 million (€37 million) fundraiser in e-commerce fashion retailer Myntra.

The website, headquartered in Bangalore, was founded in 2007 and is now India’s largest online fashion and lifestyle store, with annual revenues of $120 million. It stocks Indian fashion brands, as well international household names, such as Nike, Reebok and Adidas.

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