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June 21, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Warren Buffett donates $4 billion to charity; Harold Hamm aims to take oil group Continental Resources private; and Ronald Perelman sees big losses as Revlon faces bankruptcy.

Warren Buffett donates $4 billion to charity
Legendary investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett is staying true to his pledge to give away nearly all his personal fortune – valued at $93.4 billion, according to Forbes – with a $4 billion donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four other family charities.

June 17, 2022

With more ultra-high-net-worth families deciding to set up an Asian office, the choice of where to make a base is a vitally important one. Hong Kong has long since been a vibrant financial and cultural hub and is increasingly enticing UHNW individuals and families to set up in the city. 

With more ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) families deciding to set up an Asian office, the choice of where to make a base is a vitally important one. Hong Kong has long since been a vibrant financial and cultural hub and is increasingly enticing UHNW individuals and families to set up in the city.

June 16, 2022

The escalation in social awareness wrought by COVID-19 has energised businesses to reflect on their purpose and values and their capability to deliver what really matters, says Ian Beaumont of KPMG.

The escalation in social awareness wrought by COVID-19 has energised businesses to reflect on their purpose and values and their capability to deliver what really matters.

They want to achieve this in a financially, environmentally and socially responsible way.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a reflection of who we are and how we choose to do business.

June 7, 2022

With a rich tradition of philanthropy, Hong Kong is well positioned to lead Asia in addressing social needs and navigating sustainability, says Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

Coupled with a rich tradition of philanthropy and its existing role as a global center of business and commerce, Hong Kong is well positioned to lead Asia in addressing social needs and navigating sustainability as well as families’ succession.

Hong Kong has a rich tradition of philanthropy. Both the public and private sectors have been front and center in addressing social challenges throughout history.

April 27, 2022

Hong Kong is increasingly attracting global family offices who want to grow their investments in Asia, particularly Mainland China, says Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is increasingly attracting global family offices who want to grow their investments in Asia, particularly Mainland China. According to Campden Wealth’s Global Family Office Report 2021 (the Report) [1], setting up an office in the city provides easier access to investments in the region.


The East continues to grow at a fast pace

April 26, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, B&M boss Simon Arora announces his retirement; Elon Musk reaches a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion; and Nandan Nilekani builds a tech platform to take on Amazon in India.

B&M discount chain boss Simon Arora set to retire

Simon Arora, the billionaire co-owner of UK discount chain B&M has announced his retirement after acquiring the then-failing business from Phildrew Investments in 2004.

April 22, 2022

Joey Mason and Ed Snow, the founders of Duplex Capital Partners, talk about how their firm enables personalised therapeutics through data-driven technology and leading-edge medical techniques. 

Coming from entrepreneurial healthcare and venture capital company growth backgrounds respectively, Joey Mason and Ed Snow know the pitfalls and opportunities that come from investing in healthcare.

Their firm Duplex Capital Partners aims to profit from investing in “Digitally-based life science technology companies innovating to underpin the next generation of biotechnology products.” Here, they explain what they do and where they think the industry is going.

April 21, 2022

Inflation-linked bonds are a key defence in a world of deepening negative real yields, says Jasmine Yeo, investment manager at Ruffer LLP.

What was the real return on the US ten-year bond over the past two years? Flat? Down a little?

Wrong – down a lot. The bedrock of the balanced portfolio has delivered a real return of -20% over the past two years [1].

That’s the worst inflation-adjusted performance since 1981 [2].

Traditional balanced portfolios rely on equities and bonds fulfilling their roles – equities for good times, bonds to cushion the bad. But after a torrid three months for markets, investors are being forced to tear up the rulebook.

April 19, 2022

Post COVID-19 pandemic, growth is now being crimped by global supply issues, fuelling higher inflation around the world—a trend that is not going to be as transitory as some people had initially hoped, says Titanbay's Hakki Mustafa.

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