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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 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

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 7, 2022

Multigenerational wealth-holders and family offices from around the world will gather in-person in London on February 23-24, 2022, for the 18th Family Alternative Investment Forum.

Multigenerational wealth-holders and family offices from around the world will gather in-person in London on February 23-24, 2022, for the 18th Family Alternative Investment Forum.

January 31, 2022

From Cats to Hamilton, theatre's greatest hits have relied on risky decisions. But, says renowned producer Eleanor Lloyd, what is planned to be the Theatre Returns Fund will allow more innovative productions to be made with less uncertainty for investors.

From Cats to Hamilton, theatre's greatest hits have relied on risky decisions. But, says renowned producer Eleanor Lloyd, what is planned to be the Theatre Returns Fund will allow more innovative productions to be made with less uncertainty for investors.

January 28, 2022

The results of an exclusive report by Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth into venture portfolio investment found that family offices are investing in impactful, specialist, diverse and female-led venture funds. Jennifer Steans, President and CEO of Financial Investments Corporation gives her insights into the report’s key findings.

The results of an exclusive report by Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth into venture portfolio investment found that family offices are investing in specialist, diverse and female-led venture funds. 80% of family offices are making venture investments in impact-focused funds and start-ups.

Jennifer Steans, President and CEO of Financial Investments Corporation and senior member of her own family office gives her insights into the report’s key findings.
 

January 27, 2022

The estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen expands its investment management group, Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal gets into agritech and family office Alpha Blue Ocean signs a new financing agreement.

Paul Allen’s family office expands its investment management group

Vulcan Inc., the family office of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has expanded and renamed its investment management group.

Vulcan Capital has been retitled Cercano Management and is positioned as a public markets, private equity, private credit and real estate investment-advisory firm to ultra high net worth individuals, with managed assets totaling $7.7 billion. 

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