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November 20, 2015

Real estate was the best performing asset category for family offices, thanks to quantitative easing and low interest rates. But why is a home-market bias so strong?

Family offices prefer to invest locally for both commercial and residential property, despite an expectation that returns are higher further afield, according to The Global Family Office Report 2015

November 3, 2015

Macroeconomic and political issues continue to dominate the investment agenda in 2015, as uncertainty over Greece gave way to China's equity sell-off and surprise currency devaluation.

Macroeconomic and political issues continue to dominate the investment agenda in 2015, as uncertainty over Greece gave way to China's equity sell-off and surprise currency devaluation.

Chinese stocks crashed back down to earth in August though, by virtue of significant gains early in the year, the country's stock markets remain among the best performing of 2015.

September 10, 2015

For decades, wealthy European families have been deploying part of their capital into infrastructure – and often directly into assets. 

For decades, wealthy European families have been deploying part of their capital into infrastructure – and often directly into assets. 

September 3, 2015

High net worth individuals are not the most obvious investors in infrastructure, an asset class more closely associated with institutional investors. But some general partners as well as their advisers are finding family offices and the money managers of the ultra wealthy are increasingly receptive to their overtures. Brendan Malkin investigates.

Just before the 2008 financial crisis, the large London based multi family office Stonehage Fleming decided to rethink where it deployed some of the large pool of capital it was managing for several rich families.

July 24, 2015

Volatility in the US Treasury market at the end of 2014 could be a taste of the next financial panic. And risk parity, a hedge fund strategy that made hay through leveraged exposure to bonds over the last 20 years, may be part of the problem rather than the solution.

Volatility in the US Treasury market at the end of 2014 could be a taste of the next financial panic.

And risk parity, a hedge fund strategy that made hay through leveraged exposure to bonds over the last 20 years, may be part of the problem rather than the solution.

Risk parity strategies create specific risk levels across an investment portfolio in contrast to traditional allocation models that are based on holding a certain percentage of investment class, such as 60% equities and 40% bonds, within a portfolio.

February 5, 2015

One Thousand & One Voices, a private equity firm founded by brewing next-gen John Coors, has taken its first step towards a planned $300 million (€261 million) investment in Africa by backing a local agriculture business.

One Thousand & One Voices, a private equity firm founded by brewing next-gen John Coors, has taken its first step towards a planned $300 million (€261 million) investment in Africa by backing a local agriculture business.

The 70-million South African rand (€5.3 million) investment in RedSun Dried Fruit & Nuts, one of the country’s largest raisin producers, will be used to develop processing facilities and to double its workforce.

December 15, 2014

A chance discovery in a bookshop led Guy Spier to value investing – and a $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffett. CampdenFB found out how the investment philosophy led him down a different path – both as an investor and a person. 

Forget about bonds, forget real estate, forget venture capital. If Guy Spier were the principal of a €5 billion family office he would invest virtually everything in a handful of substantial – but undervalued – listed companies.

December 12, 2014

Low-volatility equity strategies may lack the rock-star appeal of chasing high-volatility stocks, but they look likely to gain more attention after recent market wobbles helped their relative performance in the year-to-date jump ahead of traditional benchmarks.

Low-volatility equity strategies may lack the rock-star appeal of chasing high-volatility stocks, but they look likely to gain more attention after recent market wobbles helped their relative performance in the year-to-date jump ahead of traditional benchmarks.

November 21, 2014

The underlying business model is all-important, says Chuck Akre, of the relatively few companies in which his firm invests

The underlying business model is all-important, says Chuck Akre, of the relatively few companies in which his firm invests

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