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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.

April 7, 2022

Events in Ukraine are to be seen, first, through the lens of humanity. Through the lens of finance, Russia’s invasion is having the same effect as Covid-19: it is accelerating trends which are already in place. And those trends are inflationary says Ruffer LLP chairman Jonathan Ruffer.

Events in Ukraine are to be seen, first, through the lens of humanity. Through the lens of finance, Russia’s invasion is having the same effect as Covid-19: it is accelerating trends which are already in place. And those trends are inflationary.

April 4, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war adds to near-term growth risks for the global economy and will likely keep inflation elevated for longer. While uncertainty is high, equity markets are oversold and should recover if tensions ease in the coming months says Russell Investments’ global head of investment strategy Andrew Pease.

The Russia-Ukraine war adds to near-term growth risks for the global economy and will likely keep inflation elevated for longer. While uncertainty is high, equity markets are oversold and should recover if tensions ease in the coming months says Russell Investments’ global head of investment strategy Andrew Pease.


Key market themes

April 1, 2022

As a well‐recognised premier international financial and wealth management centre with the second largest number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in the world, Hong Kong offers many unique advantages for family offices to operate and grow, explains Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

As a well‐recognised premier international financial and wealth management centre with the second largest number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the world[1], Hong Kong offers many unique advantages for family offices to operate and grow, explains Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

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.

March 18, 2022

With a well-earned reputation for being one of the world’s finest boarding schools, the Institut auf dem Rosenberg has long instilled entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in its students. Now, with a new cutting-edge program teaching the benefits of technology, they’re preparing the next generation for whatever the 21-Century has in store.

With a well-earned reputation for being one of the world’s finest boarding schools, the Institut auf dem Rosenberg has long instilled entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in its students. Now, with a new cutting-edge program teaching the benefits of technology, they’re preparing the next generation for whatever the 21-Century has in store.

Humanix is the first curriculumin the world to train students' cognitive capacities and literacy through the study of human connectiveness.

March 17, 2022

It’s an issue that often comes up in conversation with family business clients: the enthusiasm of the next generation to be involved in running the business may be waning says KPMG partner Ian Beaumont.

It’s an issue that often comes up in conversation with family business clients: the enthusiasm of the next generation to be involved in running the business may be waning says KPMG partner Ian Beaumont.
 

Different horizons

March 8, 2022

In TMF Group’s recent survey with Campden Wealth, Singapore was designated as a destination of choice for a number of family offices. TMF Group client director Aynsley Vaughan discusses the myriad benefits of living and working in the city-state.

In TMF Group’s recent survey with Campden Wealth, Singapore was designated as a destination of choice for a number of family offices. Many families have established their family office in Singapore as a way to diversify from their family business, as well as being a launch pad into the Asia market.

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