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September 22, 2014

The Rockefellers, a family synonymous with oil and wealth in the US, are among a coalition of ultra wealthy investors that have today announced they will divest $50 billion in fossil fuel assets.

The Rockefellers, a family synonymous with oil and wealth in the US, are among a coalition of ultra wealthy investors that have today announced they will divest $50 billion in fossil fuel assets.

The announcement came just one day before the UN Climate Summit opens in New York.

The family is part of the Global Divest-Invest initiative that encourages individuals from all walks of life to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions.

May 19, 2014

A US family office is among the investors in a new weight loss pill that aims to treat obesity, weight issues and diabetes in a non-invasive way.

A US family office is among the investors in a new weight loss pill that aims to treat obesity, weight issues and diabetes in a non-invasive way.

Clinical stage company Gelesis raised $12 million (€8.7 million) in its latest round of fundraising to develop its lead product Gelesis100.

The pill is designed to suppress feelings of hunger without the use of invasive procedures, such as surgery.

April 29, 2014

Independent films have a reputation as a high-risk yet glamorous investment, but there are opportunities for investors across the risk appetite spectrum. Campden takes a look at how family offices are investing.  

January 17, 2014

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

Hedge funds managed by women consistently outperform their male-led counterparts, but investors have been slow to allocate to them, according to new research.

In Women in alternative investment: A marathon not a sprint, the New York-based financial advisory and research firm Rothstein Kass examined performance of women in the alternative investment industry.

January 13, 2014

Many investors were happy to pay over the odds for shares in Japanese drinks business Suntory, safe in the knowledge the founding Saji family – renowned for their business acumen – were steering the ship. But what if the next generation decide to take a step back from management? CampdenFB reports.

When family-controlled Japanese drinks business Suntory had its $4bn IPO in July, many analysts felt that the shares were overvalued compared to its peers. But what non-Japanese investors failed to understand is that the price includes a family premium. Suntory is iconic in Japan, and so is the Saji family which controls it. Those who bought shares are showing their trust in the Sajis. But could the nay-sayers be right?

November 1, 2013

The multi-billion dollar family office Ziff Brothers Investment is reportedly set to close its US hedge fund.

The multi-billion dollar family office Ziff Brothers Investment is reportedly set to close its US hedge fund.

According to the Wall St Journal, the changes were announced in an internal email to employees earlier this week. The family office’s private equity arm reportedly won’t be affected, a source told the newspaper.

September 16, 2013

Successful family business in their fourth generation "prune" out next gens to ensure that only family members committed to the longevity of the business remain within the ownership structure, according to research. 

Successful family business in their fourth generation "prune" out next gens to ensure that only family members committed to the longevity of the business remain within the ownership structure, according to research.

In a recently published report – Good Fortune: Building A Hundred Year Family Enterprise – Massachusetts-based research firm Wise Counsel, aimed to uncover the unifying characteristics underpinning the success of long-term family businesses.

September 5, 2013

Equities ended the second quarter well off their highs, with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shouldering much of the blame. This could prove to be a buying opportunity if the world’s biggest economy shows it can strengthen without the use of stimulus. 

Equities ended the second quarter well off their highs, with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shouldering much of the blame. This could prove to be a buying opportunity if the world’s biggest economy shows it can strengthen without the use of stimulus.

July 19, 2013

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

The world’s wealthy intend to take on more risk this year as they try to regain money lost during the global financial crisis, new research reveals.

In a survey completed by the Institute for Private Investors, an educational and networking service for ultra-high net worth individuals, 63% of respondents said they planned to increase their allocation to global equities in 2013 and 53% plan to increase their positions in domestic equities.

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