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October 17, 2022

It may be time for a bit of grin and bear it before we can once again look for reasons to be cheerful, says Steve Russell, investment director at Ruffer LLP.

Warning: the following contains explicit language of a bearish nature. Readers of a more nervous disposition may want to look away now…

Even after three consecutive quarters of losses in both equities and bonds, investors may not be out of the woods. So far, it has been a painful, but orderly repricing of risky assets. Now, we fear something worse - a liquidation.  

October 14, 2022

In a tight labour market where talent is scarce, family business should make a virtue of their optionality and flexibility on this issue to attract talent, says Mark Essex.

The invention of email is 51 years old and has been a staple tool of office workers for at least 25 years. However, in that time we still haven’t really adopted a set of ubiquitous norms; we still receive hundreds of messages a day and use basically the same workflow for “Fancy a brew” as “Please see attached a multi-million pound contract”.

October 14, 2022

Mary Anne Cordeiro, CEO of Science to Business Ltd, explains how the question of safe handling of emergency patients led to the creation of innovative device ThermoTraumaPort.

Vital gaps which exist in the safe handling of emergency patients are solved by ThermoTraumaPort, a revolutionary transfer device created to aid medical services and benefit patients.

October 12, 2022

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former while reducing the latter.

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former whilst reducing the latter.

October 11, 2022

Despite the many differences among family offices, they all need flexible, cost-effective management of their financial assets. Choosing the right custody model is key to meeting this need, says BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Despite the many differences among family offices, they all need flexible, cost-effective management of their financial assets. Choosing the right custody model is key to meeting this need.

October 5, 2022

Companies developing net zero-targeting water innovation, artificial intelligence-driven postage and wastewater treatment technology will exclusively present in-person as Campden Wealth heads to Lausanne, Switzerland, for the ClimateTech Investing Forum on December 6 and 7.

With COP27 bringing together a host of world leaders in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this November, the subject of global decarbonisation is being brought right back to the top of the world agenda.

While the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference will bring all aspects of environment action into the spotlight, reaffirming and setting goals to reverse the effects of the ongoing crisis, innovators and entrepreneurs are devising powerful solutions to make these sustainability aims a reality.

October 4, 2022

In a world where people find themselves without the ability to pay commitments as they arise, forced selling drives prices, says Ruffer LLP chairman Jonathan Ruffer.

October 4, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Anders Holch Polvsen helps save Strathnaver Museum; Barry Sherman's Apotex Pharmaceuticals is sold to a private firm; and billionaire brothers buy a major Scottish bus operator.

Anders Holch Polvsen helps save Strathnaver Museum
Danish billionaire Anders Holch Polvsen has stepped in to save Scotland’s Strathnaver Museum with an interest-free unsecured loan of more than £600,000.

Holch Povlsen, who lives in Scotland and is the country’s richest man and biggest private landowner, supplied the loan when a £2.3 million refurbishment and conservation project uncovered a problem with the historical building’s deeds of ownership.

October 4, 2022

From early tech pioneer to hugely successful angel investor and passionate philanthropist, Israeli innovator David Assia continues to push boundaries, making massive returns and life-changing advances along the way. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, he talks about when to evolve, when to disrupt and when to walk away…

Talking from his study in Tel Aviv, it’s clear that David Assia is as engaged and impassioned as when he first stepped into the business world – perhaps even more so.

It’s not for nothing that, in his home country of Israel, he’s famously known as Mr High-Tech, driven as he is to push innovation further and beyond.

“I like it,” Assia says of his nickname. “But I would say it should be shared with at least another dozen people who had the same vision and will to make changes.”

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