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November 29, 2017

Galaxy Investment Partners, the family office of ex-hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, has recently made a name for itself for adopting cryptocurrency as an asset class.  Is this a blip for family offices, or the start of a trend?

Galaxy Investment Partners, the family office of ex-hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, has recently made a name for itself for adopting cryptocurrency as an asset class.  Is this a blip for family offices, or the start of a trend? James Brockhurst, senior associate at Forsters LLP, takes a look

November 22, 2017

While some investors are stepping up their concern around an impending recession, wealth manager Kleinwort Hambros advises it is likely the bull market will continue to “grind higher”.

While some investors are stepping up their concern around an impending recession, wealth manager Kleinwort Hambros advises it is likely the bull market will continue to “grind higher”.

Mouhammed Choukeir, chief investment officer at Societe Generale's UK private banking and wealth management division, said clients are coming to terms with the uncertainties posed by Brexit and Trump.

“These are topics that have been around for some time,” Choukeir said.

November 10, 2017

The Grosvenor Estate ‘front-footed’ many of the media claims made against it leading up to the Paradise Papers data leak – in the process offering an example of how family-owned enterprises can face up to reputation threats.

One of the UK’s most prominent families ‘front-footed’ many of the media claims made against it leading up to the Paradise Papers data leak – in the process offering an example of how family-owned enterprises can face up to reputation threats.

In a thorough statement on its website published on 26 October, executive trustee of the Grosvenor Estate Mark Preston, addressed many of the “inaccurate” articles. 

October 19, 2017

Asia-Pacific family offices continue to prefer a hands-on role in managing illiquid investments, allocating almost a third of their portfolios to direct investment in real estate and venture capital/private equity, led by Australia.

Asia-Pacific family offices continue to prefer a hands-on role in managing illiquid investments, allocating almost a third of their portfolios to direct investment in real estate and venture capital/private equity, led by Australia.

October 3, 2017

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

The traditional model of family business succession is built on a parent passing leadership of the family company to one of their children. As the Millennial generation comes of age, family businesses are increasingly turning to non-family members to lead their family companies.

September 14, 2017

A decade since the Global Financial Crisis and there are “echoes”—but nothing more—of history repeating itself with the investment climate remaining relatively “friendly”.

A decade since the Global Financial Crisis and there are “echoes”—but nothing more—of history repeating itself with the investment climate remaining relatively “friendly”.

That is according to Kevin Gardiner, global investment strategist at Rothschild Wealth Management, who gave a press briefing this week around political risk, the effects of ongoing economic expansion, and inflation.

August 10, 2017

Marketplace lending is a new form of credit intermediation that has generated a lot of media buzz, so how can it fit into a family office portfolio?

Marketplace lending is a new form of credit intermediation that has generated a lot of media buzz, so how can it fit into a family office portfolio? Ravi Anand, managing director of ESF Capital, explains marketplace lending whereby individual loans are broken into loan parts and matched to lenders through an online platform.

The beauty of the matching nature of marketplace lending is that it is a perfect solution for matching supply and demand of capital and risks. 

July 27, 2017

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

July 17, 2017

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Chief executives and investment related roles also generated the biggest bonuses of between 31% and 50%, with the high-end receiving more than 50%. However, the percentage of salary paid as bonuses was similar to the findings last year by the family office resourcing and recruitment consultancy.

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