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April 17, 2020

Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, who served as the British Ambassador to China and later wrote a memoir titled Diplomat in Peace and War recalled the following conversation: “Before I left England for China in 1936 a friend told me that there exists a Chinese curse—‘May you live in interesting times’. If so, our generation has certainly witnessed that curse’s fulfilment.

Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, who served as the British Ambassador to China and later wrote a memoir titled Diplomat in Peace and War recalled the following conversation: “Before I left England for China in 1936 a friend told me that there exists a Chinese curse—‘May you live in interesting times’. If so, our generation has certainly witnessed that curse’s fulfilment.

April 16, 2020

Dyson ventilators ready for regulatory green light, Latifi passion invests in son’s Formula One team, Kering’s Pinault and Michael Dell cut salaries.

Dyson ventilators ready for regulatory green light

Family owned engineering firm Dyson says it is ready to make 10,000 ventilators to aid Covid-19 patients as soon as the device is approved by regulators.

British inventor Sir James Dyson (pictured) and his team brought their experience in innovating vacuum cleaners, air purifiers and fans to design and build the prototype CoVent with the Technology Partnership, a Cambridge-based firm.

April 9, 2020

The era of monetary dominance is over. Helicopter money signals investment regime changes ahead.

The era of monetary dominance is over. Helicopter money signals investment regime changes ahead.

It was the avalanche we have long feared. From record peak to bear market, the S&P fell faster during the ‘corona crash’ than ever before, as the chart below shows.

At peak turmoil, conventional offsets (bonds, gold) proved flaky friends: investors sold what they could, not what they perhaps should. Specialist crash protections allowed Ruffer portfolios to hold their ground.

January 30, 2020

The Campden Wealth North American Family Enterprise Conference in Phoenix on 24-26 February is the ideal event for significant wealth holding entrepreneurs and multigenerational families and their executives from across the Americas—find out why you need to attend.

The Campden Wealth North American Family Enterprise Conference in Phoenix on 24-26 February is the ideal event for significant wealth holding entrepreneurs and multigenerational families and their executives from across the Americas—find out why you need to attend.

January 21, 2020

A quarter of family offices are already engaged in impact investing, a sector with assets worth $502 billion in 2019, roughly double the year before, but how can families really make a positive impact and return?

A quarter of family offices are already engaged in impact investing, a sector with assets worth $502 billion in 2019, roughly double the year before, but how can families really make a positive impact and return?

January 16, 2020

Next gen James Murdoch’s burning rift with father’s media empire, revamped Musgrave Group snaps up drinks distributor and the World Economic Forum hails Henkel as frontrunner in the fourth industrial revolution.

Next gen James Murdoch’s burning rift with father’s media empire

James Murdoch, heir of Rupert Murdoch, has publicly criticised his family’s media empire for climate change denial as lethal bushfires blaze in Australia.

December 19, 2019

Verena Bahlsen, next generation entrepreneur and co-founder of food innovation incubator HERMANN’S, is looking to drive her family’s business into the future. She spoke to Susan Lingeswaran about history, being disruptive, and preserving legacy.

Verena Bahlsen, next generation entrepreneur and co-founder of food innovation incubator HERMANN’S, is looking to drive her family’s business into the future. She spoke to Susan Lingeswaran about history, being disruptive, and preserving legacy.

November 27, 2019

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

September 23, 2019

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

Nearly half (45%) of principals surveyed said they were re-aligning their investment strategy to manage risk or take advantage of opportunistic events (42%). Another two-fifths (42%) said they were increasing their cash reserves, while a fifth (22%) are reducing leverage exposure within their investments.

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