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April 20, 2022

The metaverse, a term first coined in 1992 by Neil Stephenson in his novel Snow Crash, has developed over the past two years from a science-fiction theory to a real-world technology that is predicted by Goldman Sachs to be a $12.5 trillion opportunity by the end of the decade, says Michael Gord, co-founder and chief executive officer of GDA Capital.

The metaverse, a term first coined in 1992 by Neil Stephenson in his novel Snow Crash, has developed over the past two years from a science-fiction theory to a real-world technology that is predicted by Goldman Sachs to be a $12.5 trillion opportunity by the end of the decade.

April 19, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Brewing heir Santo Domingo joins a Chelsea FC consortium; Twitter’s board of directors approves a ‘Poison pill’ strategy against Elon Musk’s takeover bid; and Sir Terence Conran’s former restaurant empire is up for auction.

Brewing heir Santo Domingo backs Chelsea FC takeover bid
Colombian-born billionaire brewing heir Alejandro Santo Domingo [picured left] has announced his backing for the bid to buy Chelsea Football Club.

Santo Domingo, who sits on the board of the world’s largest brewer ABInBev, has joined part of the investor group spearheaded by former Liverpool FC and British Airways chairman Sir Martin Broughton.

March 23, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, MacKenzie Scott donates $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Stipple founder Ray Flemings launches an UHNW luxury services marketplace and Christian Beck’s family office brings a former Goldman Sachs boss on board.

MacKenzie Scott gifts $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

While her ex-husband Jeff Bezos continues to accumulate vast wealth, MacKenzie Scott is making good on her Giving Pledge promise with a donation of $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America non-profit organisation.

February 16, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller sells off his stock in Facebook owner Meta, Goldman Sachs creates a family office for senior employees and an Australian multi-family office sees a huge return on investment in Fortnite gaming company.

Stanley Druckenmiller dumps stake in Facebook parent Meta

The family office of billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller ditched a $35.9 million stake in Facebook parent Meta and revealed new investments worth $67 million in social media company Snap Inc. and nearly $100 million in oil corporation Chevron.

The share sale by the New York-based Duquesne Family Office suggests Meta’s shift in focus to the metaverse may not have represented a compelling case for Druckenmiller.

May 28, 2021

Nintendo heir’s philanthropic family office mission, Fernando family’s Dilmah succession plan in play, Bestseller billionaire Povlsen prioritises sustainability over rich list ranking.

Nintendo heir’s philanthropic family office mission

The heir of the founding family of Nintendo says his new $919 million family office will be involved in projects which help create a more exciting future for the world, as well as asset management.

November 27, 2020

Billionaire Ray Dalio to set up family office in Singapore, Gregg Lemkau quits Goldman Sachs to advise Michael Dell's investments, next-generation chairman Koo Kwang-mo shakes up LG Corporation.

Billionaire Ray Dalio to set up family office in Singapore

Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, is the latest billionaire to open a family office in Singapore.

Dalio, 71, the US investor who founded Bridgewater Associates in his New York apartment in 1975, felt it was “high time” to build on his links to Singapore and Asia-Pacific, his spokesman said.

August 12, 2019

A surge in the number of billionaires has made Asian family offices an El Dorado for wealth managers lured by the prospect of bigger pay packages and more varied work.

A surge in the number of billionaires has made Asian family offices an El Dorado for wealth managers lured by the prospect of bigger pay packages and more varied work.

March 21, 2012

“It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights…". You don’t need to be a Goldman Sachs client to become a muppet, although it helps. 

“It’s time to play the music,
It’s time to light the lights…”

October 24, 2011

Just when you thought the name of Goldman Sachs could be subjected to no further opprobrium came the news of a secret deal between the bank and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This settlement followed a lengthy and complex dispute over national insurance contributions that featured a scheme involving Goldman Sachs Services, an associated company in the British Virgin Islands. Yawn yawn, you might think. 

Just when you thought the name of Goldman Sachs could be subjected to no further opprobrium came the news of a secret deal between the bank and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This settlement followed a lengthy and complex dispute over national insurance contributions that featured a scheme involving Goldman Sachs Services, an associated company in the British Virgin Islands. Yawn yawn, you might think.

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