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July 19, 2022

Inflation oscillates: it’s an idea when it’s not about, and a defining feature when it is, says Ruffer LLP chairman Jonathan Ruffer.

Inflation oscillates: it’s an idea when it’s not about, and a defining feature when it is. The only other word which comes to mind with similar status is ‘war’. Irrelevant or inexorable – the human mind finds it hard to make a judgement between the two extremes.

July 19, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Teddy Sagi launches a £1.5 billion sale of London’s Camden Market; Bill Gates vows to drop off the world's richest list; and Zimbabwe’s richest man Strive Masiyiwa is raising $500 million for his digital business expansion.

Teddy Sagi launches £1.5 billion sale of London’s Camden Market
Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi has initiated a discreet sale of London’s Camden Market, hoping to gather bids of more than £1.5 billion for the area famed for its stalls, bars and eateries.  

According to The Financial Times, Sagi has appointed financial adviser Rothschild & Co to deal with the sale.

July 18, 2022

Priyavrata Mafatlal is a fifth-generation entrepreneur with his mind set on ensuring legacy and spearheading change through alternative new-age growth strategies. Ahead of chairing Campden Family Connect’s Indian Family Alternative Investment Forum in August, he talks exclusively to Campden FB about diversifying into alternative investments, honouring legacy and the advice he’d give his younger self.

Vice chairman of the 118-year-old Arvind Mafatlal Group, managing director of Mafatlal Industries Limited (one of India’s oldest textile companies) and executive director of NOCIL Limited (India's largest manufacturer and supplier of rubber chemicals), Priyavrata Mafatlal is a fifth-generation entrepreneur with his mind set on ensuring legacy and spearheading change through alternative growth strategies.

July 13, 2022

Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth’s report, Family Offices Investing in Venture Capital, July 2022, finds that family office participation in venture continues to grow despite macro concerns. 

The results of an exclusive report by Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth found that family office participation in venture continues to grow despite macro concerns.

July 11, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Rihanna becomes the youngest self-made female billionaire; Naguib Sawiris considers the sale of Italy’s largest internet services firm; and Nicky Oppenheimer wins a reprieve on a mining proposal on his family farm.

Rihanna becomes youngest-ever woman billionaire
Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer and businesswoman Rihanna has become the youngest self-made female US-based billionaire with a net worth of $1.4 billion.

From an impoverished background to superstardom, the majority of Rihanna’s wealth comes from fashion and beauty brands Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin and Savage X Fenty.

July 6, 2022

Companies developing pioneering oesophageal drug-delivery systems, innovative bio-wearables and a venture builder for MedTech and biotech advances will exclusively present in-person as Campden Wealth returns to Lausanne, Switzerland, for the 32nd edition of the MedTech Investing Europe Forum (MTi) on July 12 and 13.

Companies developing pioneering oesophageal drug-delivery systems, innovative bio-wearables and a venture builder for MedTech and biotech advances will exclusively present in-person as Campden Wealth returns to Lausanne, Switzerland, for the 32nd edition of the MedTech Investing Europe Forum (MTi) on July 12 and 13.

July 4, 2022

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are both terms that have become murky through over-use and misuse. Investors are increasingly sceptical of companies claiming their technology is powered by AI, says Gabriel Douville, principal of Sectoral Asset Management Inc.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are both terms that have become murky through over-use and misuse. Investors are increasingly sceptical of companies claiming their technology is powered by AI.

They question if, in fact, the promised mechanics are little more than computer-driven automation or merely standard multiple, or even single, linear regressions. Deeper investigation often reveals the software does not begin to approach sophisticated ML or deep-learning (DL) algorithms.

July 4, 2022

Raphael Roettgen, managing partner of E2MC Ventures, discusses how investing in space doesn’t have to be rocket science.

For many decades, space travel was only possible for government-funded initiatives. More recently, privately funded ventures have taken the step to boldly go where few have gone before. Now, it’s becoming increasingly more rewarding and affordable, and less risky, to invest in a host of off-world initiatives.

June 30, 2022

Recession fears and central-bank tightening are driving market volatility. Equity markets are oversold and US core inflation has likely peaked. This should help markets stabilise and possibly recover over the second half of 2022, says Andrew Pease of Russell Investments.

Recession fears and central-bank tightening are driving market volatility. We think equity markets are oversold, and believe US core inflation has likely peaked. In our view, this should help markets stabilise and possibly recover over the second half of 2022.

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