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June 10, 2016

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Research by Moore Stephens revealed just 50% of family offices assess the effectiveness of their charitable contributions. While a significant 86% said measuring impact as important, only half have the metrics in place to find out.

May 20, 2016

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Released by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and JP Morgan, the sixth annual Impact Investor Surveyfound that wealthy individuals and families accounted for 11% of total capital raised by fund managers.

May 10, 2016

Wildcat Capital, which manages funds for the American billionaire David Bonderman, has called for management changes at a pharmaceutical firm, representing a rare public case of shareholder activism by a family office.

Wildcat Capital, which manages funds for the American billionaire David Bonderman, has called for management changes at a pharmaceutical firm, representing a rare public case of shareholder activism by a family office.

In a strongly worded letter, Wildcat raised concerns over corporate governance at Sorrento Therapeutics and said the chief executive, Henry Ji, should be replaced.

March 24, 2016

Making a dime from coin collecting is not a certainty, but with returns of 234% in the past 10 years, those numismatists with a passion for precious metal can do well out of these small pieces of history. Daniel Bardsley reports

The extraordinary success of the Rothschild banking dynasty can be traced back to a young man with a passion for collecting coins.

According to the family archive, Mayer Amschel Rothschild became interested in coins as a small boy and had not even reached his mid-teens when, in 1757, he took up a job in a bank’s rare-coins department.

March 24, 2016

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Risk & Return in Latin America found that 56% of the 45 UHNW family business executives surveyed perceive M&A opportunities in Latin America to be excellent or very good.

March 18, 2016

Real estate has had a strong run in recent years and has helped fuel buoyant returns among family offices, particularly those in Europe. Should a heavy weighting towards investing in property be sounding alarm bells moving forward?

Real estate is an emotional investment for many family office principals. Ask them to discuss their portfolios and they are more likely to tell you about their $10 million investment in a residential property than their ‘cash cow’ allocation to hedge funds. It’s the type of asset you’d expect to appeal to individuals who have built their businesses around family. But has the desire for real assets, particularly residential investments, caused an imbalance in portfolios?

March 18, 2016

The kidnapping of German billionaire Reinhold Würth’s disabled son and the gassing of F1 racing driver Jenson Button and his wife by burglars at a St Tropez villa are just two recent examples of high-profile personal security breaches. Here CampdenFO presents the results of its online personal security poll, conducted on behalf of SecTech UK, and speaks to two security experts

Security is a head in the sand issue with very few people addressing it until it is too late, experts warn. Despite the high-profile incidents mentioned above, almost half (44%) of family office respondents in the Global Family Office Report 2015 had no risk controls for personal security. To find out more, CampdenFO undertook an eight-week online survey on concerns about personal security.

March 14, 2016

CampdenFB and CampdenFO is to increase its focus on Indian family businesses and family wealth issues following a tie-up between its publisher, Campden Wealth, and the Patni family.

CampdenFB and CampdenFO is to increase its focus on Indian family businesses and family wealth issues following a tie-up between its publisher, Campden Wealth, and the Patni family.

Campden Wealth has completed a joint venture with Amit and Arihant Patni, the sons of Gajendra Patni - co-founder of Patni Computer Systems, to launch Campden Family Connect (CFC) in India.

The joint venture will result in more Indian-focused family business and family wealth stories online and in print.

March 11, 2016

The operational structure of a family office, its asset base, who it is intended to serve, and with what investments and services, are all key drivers of costs. For first generation family offices, the client base is relatively small and considerations over the extent of service are based largely on personal preference.

The operational structure of a family office, its asset base, who it is intended to serve, and with what investments and services, are all key drivers of costs. For first generation family offices, the client base is relatively small and considerations over the extent of service are based largely on personal preference.

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