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February 18, 2022

With 2022 holding out the prospect of growth and relatively greater stability than recent years, KPMG partner Tom McGinness anticipates a few key subjects on the family business agenda.

With 2022 holding out the prospect of growth and relatively greater stability than recent years, KPMG partner Tom McGinness anticipates a few key subjects on the family business agenda.
 

Diversification-led acquisitions

February 17, 2022

The co-founder and president of leading blockchain specialists GDA Capital talks to us about getting started in digital asset investment, the perfect working day and what keeps him up at night.

A serial entrepreneur with a history of bringing disruptive technology to market, David Shafrir is the co-founder and president of GDA Capital, an advisory firm specialising in helping blockchain companies to scale globally, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the Metaverse.

Where are you right now?
I am based in Toronto. Currently I’m in our offices in downtown Toronto.

February 17, 2022

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the key takeaways from the UK Government’s Tax Administration and Maintenance Day.

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the key takeaways from the UK Government’s Tax Administration and Maintenance Day.

February 16, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller sells off his stock in Facebook owner Meta, Goldman Sachs creates a family office for senior employees and an Australian multi-family office sees a huge return on investment in Fortnite gaming company.

Stanley Druckenmiller dumps stake in Facebook parent Meta

The family office of billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller ditched a $35.9 million stake in Facebook parent Meta and revealed new investments worth $67 million in social media company Snap Inc. and nearly $100 million in oil corporation Chevron.

The share sale by the New York-based Duquesne Family Office suggests Meta’s shift in focus to the metaverse may not have represented a compelling case for Druckenmiller.

February 16, 2022

For nearly three decades, Dr. Werner Tschollar has been at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, biotech and financing industries. With a humanitarian approach to life and a savvy head for business, he has parlayed his extensive credentials and experience into a series of innovative products and treatments that have changed the quality of life for countless people.

For nearly three decades, Dr. Werner Tschollar has been at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, biotech and financing industries. With a humanitarian approach to life and a savvy head for business, he has parlayed his extensive credentials and experience into a series of innovative products and treatments that have changed the quality of life for countless people.

February 15, 2022

Inflation volatility is coming says Ruffer LLP’s investment director Duncan MacInnes.

Inflation volatility is coming says Ruffer LLP’s investment director Duncan MacInnes.

Inflation is at a 40-year high. Given Ruffer has warned against rising inflation for some time, you might be forgiven for thinking we’ve cracked open the fancy (chocolate-covered) biscuits.

Unfortunately, we cannot rest upon our laurels. Because, ironically, now inflation is perceived as a problem, we can rest assured it will soon appear ‘Transitory’. But appearances can be deceptive.

February 10, 2022

American family offices oppose a disclosure plan by the US Treasury Department, Nintendo founders’ family office bolster their mission to invest in Japanese business with a new acquisition, and Walmart heir’s global impact platform further pledges to clean up the seas.

American family offices oppose disclosure plan by US Treasury Department

Ultra-wealthy families are claiming they will be “Uniquely susceptible” to theft, fraud and kidnapping if a proposal by the US Treasury Department requiring American companies to disclose identities of their beneficial shareholders goes ahead.

February 10, 2022

Private markets can help to future proof your portfolio through responsible investing. Samantha Steele, director of private markets at Russell Investments, dives into the main trends and challenges that investors should consider.

Private markets can help to future proof your portfolio through responsible investing. Samantha Steele, director of private markets at Russell Investments, dives into the main trends and challenges that investors should consider.

February 9, 2022

The US department of justice has arrested startup founder Ilya Lichtenstein and his wife Heather Morgan for attempting to launder $4.5 billion in bitcoin. What does the unprecedented hack mean for the future safety of cryptocurrency and how can such fraud be avoided in the future?

The US department of justice has arrested startup founder Ilya Lichtenstein and his wife Heather Morgan for attempting to launder $4.5 billion in bitcoin. What does the unprecedented hack mean for the future safety of cryptocurrency and how can such fraud be avoided in the future?

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