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January 21, 2016

While many were thinking of resolutions at the New Year, we asked a series of family office and financial services professionals from around the globe to instead consider what they saw as the biggest challenges and opportunities in the year ahead for the investment division of single family offices.

While many were thinking of resolutions at the New Year, we asked a series of family office and financial services professionals from around the globe to instead consider what they saw as the biggest challenges and opportunities in the year ahead for the investment division of single family offices.

January 19, 2016

The next generation has hooked onto impact investing like no other – so what do family offices managing multigenerational wealth need to know?

Impact investing isn’t only for the softhearted. In the past year alone, BlackRock launched new business unit BlackRock Impact, Goldman Sachs bought impact advisory firm Imprint, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick now heads up Bain & Capital’s impact fund. “Some of the most celebrated and followed world-class investors have jumped into impact investing in the last year,” says Jean Case, AOL Inc entrepreneur and CEO at the Case Foundation.

December 9, 2015

Three quarters of single family offices report that their direct investments are outperforming their other holdings, with a further 70% stating that their private equity fund investments are outperforming.

Three quarters of single family offices report that their direct investments are outperforming their other holdings, with a further 70% stating that their private equity fund investments are outperforming.

The research, by online private equity platform iCapital Network, found 62% of single family offices invest in private equity, with 70% allocated between 10 to 20% of their portfolio. A small group (8%) allocated more than 50% to private investments.

November 17, 2015

Families of wealth in Asia are increasingly looking to impact investing rather philanthropy to achieve social and environmental good, according to a new report released this week.

Families of wealth in Asia are increasingly looking to impact investing rather philanthropy to achieve social and environmental good, according to a new report released this week.

Over the next three years families anticipate allocating 44% of their “doing good capital” to impact investing, compared with 33% today.

September 11, 2015

When Christine Galloway joined the Dayton family office of Minneapolis in the early 1990s, the industry was in its infancy. Now, freshly retired, she reflects on her experience working for the family that created one of the US’s largest retail empires, and the strategies she has helped set in place to ensure the family office lasts for generations to come.

November 26, 2014

Investor confidence is driving more European family offices to buy into illiquid investments, according to an executive at one of Europe’s largest multi family offices.

Investor confidence is driving more European family offices to buy into illiquid investments, according to an executive at one of Europe’s largest multi family offices.

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.

August 7, 2014

Almost two decades since the concept of disruptive innovation was thrust into public consciousness, companies have both risen and fallen prey to the process. Kodak was a loser, Amazon was a winner, and the iPhone alone has disrupted a number of technologies – cameras, alarm clocks and radios, to name a few.

Almost two decades since the concept of disruptive innovation was thrust into public consciousness, companies have both risen and fallen prey to the process. Kodak was a loser, Amazon was a winner, and the iPhone alone has disrupted a number of technologies – cameras, alarm clocks and radios, to name a few.

But this June Harvard Business School professor Jill Lepore argued it was time to give the concept (whereby new innovations suddenly shake up the marketplace, replacing predecessor technologies) a rest.

July 2, 2014

The number of Millennials that own or employ socially responsible investments is significantly higher than in any other age group, according to a study that explores family dynamics in wealthy families. 

The number of Millennials that own or employ socially responsible investments is significantly higher than in any other age group, according to a study that explores family dynamics in wealthy families.

US Trusts’ Insights on Wealth and Worth 2014 found that 63% of Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000, own or are interested in socially responsible investments compared with 40% of Generation X.  

Generation X is defined as people born between 1960 and 1980. 

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