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October 17, 2018

Family office are driving towards higher risk and more illiquid investments in pursuit of yield, according to the new Global Family Office Report 2018.

The average family office portfolio returned 15.5% in 2017—more than double the 7% generated in 2016 and well above the 0.3% delivered in 2015, the Campden Research-UBS report said after surveying 311 family offices with an average size of $808 million assets under management.

August 24, 2018

Grosvenor’s Wheatsheaf invests in Australian AgTech firm, Maersk makes pioneering Arctic voyage, and three family-backed investors take stake in Swedish food app Karma. 

Grosvenor’s Wheatsheaf takes £8m stake in AgTech firm

Britain’s wealthiest land-owning family has completed an £8 million ($10.3 million) transaction for a minority stake in AgriWebb, the Australian market leader in livestock farm management software.

July 12, 2018

The appetite among next-generation family business leaders for cutting-edge co-investments continues to increase, but challenges persist in closing partnership deals, research says.

The appetite among next-generation family business leaders for cutting-edge co-investments continues to increase, but challenges persist in closing partnership deals, research says.

January 26, 2018

Bacardi buys Patron for $5.1 billion, Lidl slows US expansion, and C&A eyes China

Bacardi buys Patrón for $5.1 billion

Family-owned Bacardi is tapping into the growing popularity of tequila, buying premium brand Patrón.

The companies said in a statement tequila is one of the fastest-growing categories in the spirits industry, with “Patrón being the clear market leader in the super-premium segment”.

January 11, 2018

Investment performance and appetite in family office portfolios, along with the number and size of family offices, are expected to grow in 2018.

Investment performance and appetite in family office portfolios, along with the number and size of family offices, are expected to grow in 2018.

The development of new investment opportunities was one of the key family office trends predicted for the New Year. Exploring new territories and markets with direct, co-investments and buy-outs in a generally favourable world economic climate were forecast for the coming 12-months.

January 3, 2018

The rise of robotics and artificial intelligence may seem at odds with multigenerational family businesses but Dr Ilian Iliev, managing director of EcoMachines Ventures, says a new pragmatism is forging exciting collaborations between the sectors.

The rise of robotics and artificial intelligence may seem at odds with multigenerational family businesses but Dr Ilian Iliev, managing director of EcoMachines Ventures, says a new pragmatism is forging exciting collaborations between the sectors.

December 15, 2017

Australia’s family owned brewer Coopers has invested $49 million (AUD $65 million) in its future by opening what they have hailed as the most technically advanced malting plant in the world.

Australia’s family owned brewer Coopers has invested $49 million (AUD $65 million) in its future by opening what they have hailed as the most technically advanced malting plant in the world.

December 6, 2017

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?


 

ASPEN, COLORADO, US

Few places fit the tag “billionaire’s playground” quite like Aspen, Colorado.

Nestled within the Rocky Mountains, it has long been one of the United States’ most exclusive skiing destinations.

October 31, 2017

With the rise of artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy, one could be forgiven for thinking we are already living in an age of disruption.

With the rise of artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy, one could be forgiven for thinking we are already living in an age of disruption.

But analysis by RBC Wealth Management suggests companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Netflix are the tip of the iceberg, with the current climate of sluggish growth and productivity ripe for much more widespread disruption.

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