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July 2, 2012

Single family offices around the globe are more concerned about tax and regulatory issues than the turbulent market environment, according to research by JP Morgan Private Bank.

Single family offices around the globe are more concerned about tax and regulatory issues than the turbulent market environment, according to research by JP Morgan Private Bank.

A survey of 125 SFOs, where each had assets under management of more than $100 million (€79.5 million), found that 23% were “most concerned” about the evolving tax and regulatory environments, while only 10% considered market volatility to be their biggest concern.

June 28, 2012

Paul Stibbard, a top tax specialist, has joined Rothschild Trust, the wealth structuring arm of Rothschild Wealth Management.

Paul Stibbard, a top tax specialist, has joined Rothschild Trust, the wealth structuring arm of Rothschild Wealth Management.

Stibbard is generally regarded as one of the top tax lawyers in Europe, having worked as a partner at the US law firm Baker & McKenzie since 1988.

June 28, 2012

The Ikea Foundation wants to be one of the biggest philanthropic foundations in the world. CampdenFB talks to its boss. 

It’s a beautiful spring day in London. The weather is mild, the sun is shining – but the leaves are struggling to make an appearance on tree-lined Holland Park Avenue. Within days, a drought will be declared in this part of England, along with much of the south and east of the country.

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 18, 2012

Family offices successfully lobbied to change the Dodd-Frank Act. Is this the start of an effective family office lobbying movement? CampdenFB reports.

When the first details of the Dodd-Frank Act were revealed in the US, shivers ran up the spines of many in family offices. The new regulations were designed to impose stricter guidelines on the banking sector in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, and to force hedge funds and private equity firms to release more information about their activities.

June 14, 2012

The story of French investment group Wendel is as good as any case study of a family business converting to an investment group. CampdenFB speaks to Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, the group’s charismatic chairman.

Ernest-Antoine Seilliere doesn’t like rogue family shareholders. In fact, the chairman of Wendel, one of France’s pre-eminent investment groups, was so incensed about the issue that he wrote a book about it.

June 1, 2012

The world’s wealthiest people got even richer last year, but the rate of growth slowed amid ongoing turmoil in the markets. 

The world’s wealthiest people got even richer last year, but the rate of growth slowed amid ongoing turmoil in the markets.

Research by the Boston Consulting Group found that the private financial wealth sector grew by 1.9% to $122.8 trillion (€991.7 million) last year, far slower than the 9.6% and 6.8% increases experienced in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

May 25, 2012

Yet another American hedge fund is being closed to outside investors and converted to a family office.

Yet another American hedge fund is being closed to outside investors and converted to a family office.

In the wake of new Securities and Exchange Commission rules, Millbrook Capital Management is closing its only hedge fund and will instead become a family office for its founder, John Dyson.

February 22, 2011

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