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June 17, 2016

Edgar de Picciotto was a pioneer to hedge fund investors, “the smartest man in Europe” to his disciples, and the patriarch of a dynasty that upholds his legacy of astute, innovative, and independent wealth management.

Edgar de Picciotto was a pioneer to hedge fund investors, “the smartest man in Europe” to his disciples, and the patriarch of a dynasty that upholds his legacy of astute, innovative, and independent wealth management.

De Picciotto founded Geneva-based Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in 1969 and turned it into one of the world’s biggest family-owned banks.

May 12, 2016

The case of US billionaire Sumner Redstone highlights tensions when the mental capacity of business leaders is questioned.

The case of US billionaire Sumner Redstone highlights tensions when the mental capacity of business leaders is questioned.

December 24, 2014

A messy divorce, impact investing, and Indonesian rich lists – these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2014. Below we’ve listed the most read stories of the year.

A messy divorce, impact investing, and Indonesian rich lists – these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2014. Below we’ve listed the most read stories of the year.

1.    Berkshire Hathaway offers long-term alternative for family offices

September 15, 2014

Isidoro Alvarez, the man who turned his uncle’s small tailoring service into a retail empire, has died at the age of 79 in Madrid. 

Isidoro Alvarez, the man who turned his uncle’s small tailoring service into a retail empire, has died at the age of 79 in Madrid.

The second-gen entrepreneur, who inherited 15% of El Corte Inglés from his uncle, was rushed to hospital last week after complaining of breathing difficulties and died early on Sunday morning from a subsequent heart attack.

September 8, 2014

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data. 

The family office of Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji, who founded IT firm Wipro, has participated in a $106 million pre-IPO placement in Silicon Valley-based start up DataStax, which helps companies manage large volumes of data.

According to a statement, PremjiInvest, which manages a $1.6 billion (€1.23 billion) portfolio, will provide a large but undisclosed sum towards the project, led by venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers.  

April 12, 2013

The rich aren’t idle and when they aren’t thinking about work, they’re thinking about health, according to two new surveys.

The rich aren’t idle and when they aren’t thinking about work, they’re thinking about health, according to two new surveys.

Contrary to popular perception the rich aren’t idle, indeed the richer you are the busier you are, found a survey by Ledbury Research, a London-based consultancy.

August 9, 2012

The world of wine is dominated by family businesses, and nowhere more so than in Champagne.

The Krug family has long held to a charming tradition at the birth of each male child: before the infant is introduced to the mother’s breast, it receives a thimbleful of champagne. When on their deathbeds, in a rite similar to the Catholic sacrament of Extreme Unction, family members receive another thimbleful, more if requested. Thus the opening and closing moments of their lives are saluted with the endeavours of their family, the work of several lifetimes.

January 3, 2012

Asset Value Investors (AVI) is an employee owned asset management company. Our primary goal is to achieve the long-term growth of our client's capital through the management of equity portfolios.

Asset Value Investors (AVI) is an employee owned asset management company. Our primary goal is to achieve the long-term growth of our client's capital through the management of equity portfolios. We strive to be a premier investment firm providing performance by identifying valuation anomalies and focusing on investing where the market price does not reflect the estimated intrinsic value. Our value oriented and low risk investment approach, which has been in place for over 25 years, is to find unrecognised value among high quality assets.

November 17, 2011

Cargill MacMillan Jr, the billionaire heir to the Cargill family fortune, died on 14 November at his home in Indian Wells, California, at the age of 84.

Cargill MacMillan Jr, the billionaire heir to the Cargill family fortune, died on 14 November at his home in Indian Wells, California, at the age of 84.

The great-grandson of the founder of the eponymous company, which is today the world’s largest agricultural commodities trader, MacMillian began at the family business in 1950 as a trainee. He later held various positions across the group’s offices before moving to California.

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