Vimeo
LinkedIn
Instagram
Share |

Special report

December 3, 2015

Private equity was the most common asset class among family offices in 2014 and one of the year’s best performers. So why are some executives voicing caution about expectations moving forward? 

The popular belief that strong returns in private equity will continue into the future has been challenged by participants in the Global Family Office Report 2015, warning that a build-up in unallocated capital could lead to lesser returns. 

According to one chief executive from a single family office in North America, who participated in the report anonymously, the record level of unspent cash is creating undue levels of competition, which is in turn pushing up prices. 

November 27, 2015

Low interest rates and lacklustre returns in equities helped the hedge fund asset category gain the largest growth in allocations this year, but a diverse investment strategy from external managers meant that returns were a mixed bag.

The multi-year trend of family offices taking on more risk continued in 2015, triggering a two percentage point increase in allocations to hedge funds, according to the second annual Global Family Office Report.

Data revealed that the average family office portfolio allocated approximately 9% to hedge funds in 2015, up from 7% the year before, making it the fastest growing asset class for the year.

November 13, 2015

Costs, CEO pay, assets, performance. All these came under the spotlight in the second annual Global Family Office Report. While the inaugural report was about debunking myths from the industry, this year's edition examines what trends have emerged from that starting point. 

Increases in costs and an optimistic performance outlook for the year ahead are some of the main findings to come out of Campden Wealth’s second Global Family Office Report, produced in conjunction with UBS. This year the annual report, which sheds light on investments, costs, and services within family offices, takes an in-depth look at three asset categories: private equity; real estate; and hedge funds. This special section includes interviews with family office executives and service providers, who have helped question a few commonly-held beliefs.

October 9, 2015

Advancements in technology have made it easier than ever for family businesses to expand into new territories, and many are advising the next generation to seek a global education in order to expand their horizons. Michael Finnigan reports

Michel Haddad, a 34-year-old next gen from Lebanese family business Technica, is one of a growing number of executive MBA (EMBA) students prepared to travel huge distances to study. 

Every two months the sales manager temporarily steps away from his role at the family business, travels 2,000 miles and spends two weeks studying at the EDHEC Business School in Lille, France. He hopes the Global EMBA course, which is specifically designed for family businesses, will prepare him for future leadership.

July 17, 2015

Africa is set to become a powerhouse of luxury goods and fashion, now that the global narrative on its social and economic wellbeing is beginning to change. Michael Finnigan reports on one Zimbabwean family business looking to capitalise on the growing interest in the continent

May 7, 2015

More than four-fifths of family businesses in Asia believe professional experience is important for achieving wealth management goals, according to a new study that recommends simulation software as a way of training the next generation.

More than four-fifths of family businesses in Asia believe professional experience is important for achieving wealth management goals, according to a new study that recommends simulation software as a way of training the next generation.

May 1, 2015

A pledge put forward in the Labour Party’s election manifesto has drawn ire from media baron Rupert Murdoch as it threatens to reduce his family’s control of British media.

A pledge put forward in the Labour Party’s election manifesto has drawn ire from media baron Rupert Murdoch as it threatens to reduce his family’s control of British media.

The ageing billionaire has reportedly told staff at his British newspapers that a Labour-led government may lead to the break up of their employer, and told journalists to give more positive coverage to the Conservative Party, which hasn’t published a media ownership policy.

April 20, 2015

Whether its family members taking over top leadership positions, or businesses that have won awards for their employee engagement, we’ve got the leaders steering their family businesses in innovative and interesting directions 

Welcome to the Top 50 Family Business Leaders List 2015 – the fifth time CampdenFB has compiled its list of leading lights.

April 10, 2015

Many family businesses intuitively believe that family can add to their brand, but are they correct? CampdenFB looks at how the world of branding is changing, and why slapping family in your tagline and thinking that’ll do is no longer enough

Click here >>
Close