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September 28, 2016

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigantakes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigan takes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard.

September 27, 2016

With concerns over fraud and ownership, the art world offers myriad pitfalls for the unwary, causing experts to advise bringing in specialists to help ensure that investments do not turn sour.

With concerns over fraud and ownership, the art world offers myriad pitfalls for the unwary, causing experts to advise bringing in specialists to help ensure that investments do not turn sour.  Daniel Bardsley reports

When the painting Judith Beheading Holofernes was presented in public for the first time earlier this year, some hailed it as a lost masterpiece.

September 20, 2016

Affluent families are good at structuring their decision-making around investments, but could more formal processes around philanthropy also be helpful in building family unity? Daniel Bardsley reports

Affluent families are good at structuring their decision-making around investments, but could more formal processes around philanthropy also be helpful in building family unity? Daniel Bardsley reports

It is two decades since the late Canadian business icon Paul Desmarais stepped down from running the Power Corporation of Canada and passed day-to-day control to his two sons.

September 19, 2016

Wren Investment Office launches in London today with the backing of US company WE Family Offices and Spanish based MDF Family Partners.

Wren Investment Office launches in London today with the backing of US company WE Family Offices and Spanish based MDF Family Partners.

The firm announced it was catering for individuals and families who required multigenerational wealth management from its team of independent and experienced best practice wealth managers.

September 16, 2016

A remarkable 62% of family offices are now active or expect to be active in impact investing, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS reveals.

A remarkable 62% of family offices are now active or expect to be active in impact investing, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth in partnership with UBS reveals.

Even the 30% of family office principals surveyed who were not active now said this was likely to change in the future.

The study found Millennials were a key catalyst with two-thirds of participants agreeing families with children born after 1980 will see an increase in requests to participate in impact investing.

September 13, 2016

Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) is one of the most talked about FinTech sectors as platforms look to connect lenders directly to customers. What should families be looking for from their FinTech investments and what are some of the pitfalls to watch for?

Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) is one of the most talked about FinTech sectors as platforms look to connect lenders directly to customers. What should families be looking for from their FinTech investments and what are some of the pitfalls to watch for?

Financial technology has attracted a lot of investment focus recently. What does BondMason do differently from other platforms?

September 12, 2016

Private equity has a special pull for families used to running operating businesses. But with record levels of assets committed to private equity funds is it the best asset class to drive returns? 

Private equity has a special pull for families used to running operating businesses. But with record levels of assets committed to private equity funds is it the best asset class to drive returns? 

The plotline is one that has been played out countless times before. A family has made its wealth in an operating business, has exited and is now running a family office. Do they sit back and take a diversified approach to their wealth or eventually get itchy feet and pour their assets back into the sector they know best?

September 7, 2016

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

August 29, 2016

UK boutique Downing has built on its heritage in investing in real assets to offer value-investing in private, asset-backed investments, renewable energy, and public equity. Downing’s Nick Lewis, Colin Corbally, and Judith MacKenzie share how their bespoke focus is driving returns

UK boutique Downing has built on its heritage in investing in real assets to offer value-investing in private, asset-backed investments, renewable energy, and public equity. Downing’s Nick Lewis, Colin Corbally, and Judith MacKenzie share how their bespoke focus is driving returns

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