Vimeo
LinkedIn
Instagram
Share |

investment

June 21, 2012

Do luxury brands have a place in an ethical portfolio? CampdenFB takes a look at the growing trend for sustainability among high-end companies and how family offices can get in on the action.

Luxury and sustainability do not seem like natural bedfellows. In fact during the worst excesses of the boom years, they appeared to be polar opposites. For some, luxury was synonymous with excess, waste and a culture that seemed to know the price of everything but the value of nothing. We live in different times today and the whole concept of luxury is undergoing something of a rethink.

June 12, 2012

Rich people across the world hold about 10% of their wealth in treasure assets, such as art, antiques and classic cars – with jewellery proving most popular. 

Rich people across the world hold about 10% of their wealth in treasure assets, such as art, antiques and classic cars – with jewellery proving most popular.

That’s the main finding of a study by Barclays Wealth, released 11 June, which said that amid market turmoil, investors are looking for tangible and familiar assets.

March 11, 2012

From George Soros to Bill Gates, western businessmen are increasingly visiting Myanmar (or Burma) in search of investment opportunities, as the country, rich in natural resources, slowly opens up its economy. 

From George Soros to Bill Gates, western businessmen are increasingly visiting Myanmar (or Burma) in search of investment opportunities, as the country, rich in natural resources, slowly opens up its economy.

Myanmar also has huge tourism potential, as the 4,000 temples of Bagan are expected to become one of the most popular destinations in south-east Asia.

However, human rights and legislation about ownership and investment protocols need to be improved, if the government, headed by former general Thein Sein, wants to attract foreign capital.

February 13, 2012

Hong Kong bank Stanhill Capital Partners has bought a controlling stake in Sovereign Gold, an investment company focusing on British sovereign gold coinage, as demand for gold remains strong. 

Hong Kong bank Stanhill Capital Partners has bought a controlling stake in Sovereign Gold, an investment company focusing on British sovereign gold coinage, as demand for gold remains strong.

The banking group didn’t reveal the value of the transaction.

Stanhill’s senior partner Ilyas Khan will serve as non-executive chairman of Sovereign Gold, which was established in 2011 and intends to list on the London Stock Exchange.

January 6, 2012

A disconnect is emerging between financial advisers and their high net worth clients, because of a lack of awareness about individual goals. 

A disconnect is emerging between financial advisers and their high net worth clients, because of a lack of awareness about individual goals.

That’s according to research released by asset management and investment operations firm SEI, which found that just 19% of financial advisers were aware of their clients’ personal goals and measured performance against them.

December 5, 2011

Wealthy individuals have dramatically decreased their investments in hedge funds in the half year to November 2011 and one in five expect to further reduce them in the next six months, according to a new study.

Wealthy individuals have dramatically decreased their investments in hedge funds in the half year to November 2011 and one in five expect to further reduce them in the next six months, according to a new study.

The research, conducted by wealth industry consultant Scorpio Partnership and lobby association LPEQ, found that high net worth individuals have reduced their allocation to alternative investments in all classes of investment but gold and real estate.

December 1, 2011

Pakistani financial and industrial group JS Group and Stanhill Capital Partners, a banking group based in Hong Kong, have started Africa Coal Fund, a fund dedicated to investing into Africa’s coal resources, confirming the continent’s booming investing opportunities.

Pakistani financial and industrial group JS Group and Stanhill Capital Partners, a banking group based in Hong Kong, have started Africa Coal Fund, a fund dedicated to investing into Africa’s coal resources, confirming the continent’s booming investing opportunities.

The fund, whose first investment is expected for the beginning of 2012, will be administered from Hong Kong.

The two companies said that the new fund won’t have external investors and that Stanhill Capital will control a minority interest in it.

November 27, 2011

The time now seems right for investing in Mongolia, as more and more international companies have recently shown an interest in exploiting the country’s rich mining resources.

The time now seems right for investing in Mongolia, as more and more international companies have recently shown an interest in exploiting the country’s rich mining resources.

These include the second biggest reserves of copper and uranium in the world, and the Tavan Tolgoi deposit of coal in the Gobi desert, which is estimated to be the world’s largest with 7.5 billion tonnes.

November 22, 2011

The time will come when all family offices have a renminbi bond in their portfolio, but there is a need to take a long-term approach to any investment in the currency.

The time will come when all family offices have a renminbi bond in their portfolio, but there is a need to take a long-term approach to any investment in the Chinese currency.

That’s the view of Geoff Lunt, investment director of Asian fixed income at HSBC, who said the ongoing internationalisation of the renminbi and China’s plans to make it a reserve currency will mean that there will be growing interest in the renminbi over the next few years.

Click here >>
Close