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January 4, 2017

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research.

December 14, 2016

Socially and environmentally conscious Millennials are reinventing philanthropy by merging traditional foundations with profit-making endeavours and social enterprises, a new report says.

Socially and environmentally conscious Millennials are reinventing philanthropy by merging traditional foundations with profit-making endeavours and social enterprises, a new report says.

Education remained by far the most popular philanthropic cause for ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals, followed by health, also according to Changing Philanthropy: Trend Shifts in Ultra-Wealthy Giving.

October 10, 2016

Investing in quality education pays dividends in social benefits. Flat World Partners founder Anna-Marie Wascher explains what motivates her to help others to make the right impact

Investing in quality education pays dividends in social benefits. Flat World Partners founder Anna-Marie Wascher explains what motivates her to help others to make the right impact.

What do you hope to achieve with your wealth?

May 20, 2016

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Family offices and high net worth individuals continue to be among the leading investors in impact investments, despite increasing interest from mainstream financial institutions, according to a new report.

Released by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and JP Morgan, the sixth annual Impact Investor Surveyfound that wealthy individuals and families accounted for 11% of total capital raised by fund managers.

May 17, 2016

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

From perfume to mangroves, Benjamin Firmenich is a next gen with impact on his mind. Michael Finnigan spoke to him about doing good – both inside the eponymous family business and out

May 6, 2016

David Chong, the founder of a Singapore-based trust company that came under fire for data breaches and allegations of tax evasion in 2013, has launched a new commercial multi family office. 

David Chong, the founder of Singapore-based trust company Portcullis Group, which faced allegations in 2013 that its services were used by some clients to avoid taxes, has launched a new commercial multi family office. 

Operating out of Hong Kong and Singapore, Fusang Family Office is looking to expand upon the conventional investment-focused model found in Asia and offer western-style services such as succession planning.

March 31, 2016

Percy Barnevik made his name heading up one of the largest family-controlled businesses in Europe, but in his retirement it is microenterprises where he has focused his attention. Jessica Tasman-Jones caught up with the former executive to find out how his foundation, Hand in Hand International, is addressing poverty one job at a time

The solution to a great deal of the world’s problems is jobs, argues Percy Barnevik. “In Egypt 75% of the students don’t get a job. The young men sit in the cafés in Cairo, unhappy, angry, they can’t support themselves, let alone a small family.” This breeds anger and they become prey for the Muslim Brotherhood and all types of violent organisations, says the former business executive. “The problem is not Islam, not the Bible, the problem is not religion. The problem is poverty and hopelessness.”

January 29, 2016

A new impact investing report has been released in an effort to pave the way for family offices and other investors keen to measure the impact of their investments – alongside financial returns.

A new impact investing report has been released in an effort to pave the way for family offices and other investors keen to measure the impact of their investments – alongside financial returns.

January 19, 2016

The next generation has hooked onto impact investing like no other – so what do family offices managing multigenerational wealth need to know?

Impact investing isn’t only for the softhearted. In the past year alone, BlackRock launched new business unit BlackRock Impact, Goldman Sachs bought impact advisory firm Imprint, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick now heads up Bain & Capital’s impact fund. “Some of the most celebrated and followed world-class investors have jumped into impact investing in the last year,” says Jean Case, AOL Inc entrepreneur and CEO at the Case Foundation.

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