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Passion Investments

November 9, 2022

Philanthropy is embedded in the fabric of wealth management. Whether it’s the Silent Generation or Generation Z, each generation wants to make an impact through charitable giving, says BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Philanthropy is top of mind for most affluent families. However, according to BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Global Family Office Study, only 30% of family offices have documented strategies to deploy wealth in a truly meaningful way [1]. This disconnect is just one of several challenges that families face regarding philanthropic planning.

October 11, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers; David Armstrong leads a bid to save Wasps Rugby Club; and hip-hop billionaire Jay-Z invests In a robotic pizza startup.

Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers
The family of Francois Pinault, the billionaire owner of luxury brand Kering, have reportedly incurred the ire of French winemakers following the news that the Pinault-owned Artémis Domaines is merging with Champagne manufacturers Maisons & Domaines Henriot.

October 5, 2022

Companies developing net zero-targeting water innovation, artificial intelligence-driven postage and wastewater treatment technology will exclusively present in-person as Campden Wealth heads to Lausanne, Switzerland, for the ClimateTech Investing Forum on December 6 and 7.

With COP27 bringing together a host of world leaders in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this November, the subject of global decarbonisation is being brought right back to the top of the world agenda.

While the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference will bring all aspects of environment action into the spotlight, reaffirming and setting goals to reverse the effects of the ongoing crisis, innovators and entrepreneurs are devising powerful solutions to make these sustainability aims a reality.

September 21, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, entrepreneur, philanthropist and adventurer Per Wimmer discusses how his life and experiences have led to the formation of seven simple rules in which to flourish, evolve and make a difference.

Taking even a cursory glance at Per Wimmer’s list of accolades and achievements, one can clearly identify a relentless drive to explore and innovate. A successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, financier, author, conservationist, adventurer and astronaut, he has a restless desire to keep pushing forwards.

August 22, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Jim Ratcliffe shows interest in buying Manchester United; the Harris family finalise a £300 million Butlins deal; and tributes are paid to veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe interested in buying Manchester United football club
Lifelong Manchester United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe is said to be interested in buying the Premier League team following reports that its current owners, the Glazer family, may be considering selling a minority stake in the club.

The British billionaire, who has a net worth of $7.18 billion, is the current chairman and chief executive of chemical company Ineos and owns cycling team Ineos Grenadiers, French Ligue 1 football team Nice and Swiss club FC Lausanne-Sport.

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 16, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, David G. Wilson talks about growing up in the family that created the James Bond movie franchise and how he’s pushing things forward into gaming, Web3, the metaverse and beyond – cementing his reputation as an astute custodian of the family wealth.

As the 'shirtsleeves-to-shirtsleeves curse’ would have it, 70% of ultra-high net worth families lose their fortune by the second generation, while an astonishing 90% squander it by the third generation. That’s a lot of hard-earned inherited wealth misplaced due to poor preparedness and lack of vision.

June 14, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani makes a £5 billion bid to buy Boots; Billionaire Joe Tsai invests millions in Just Women's Sports; and Patrick Drahi’s proposed takeover of BT is expected to be blocked by the UK government.

Mukesh Ambani makes £5 billion bid to buy Boots
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has teamed up with American private equity company Apollo Global Management to make a £5 billion tender for the UK pharmacy retail giant Boots.

Ambani, who is the richest person in Asia and the seventh richest in the world (according to Forbes), has been working on a potential buyout for the high street chain since April through his Reliance Industries firm and is now placed for a formal takeover.

June 9, 2022

For more than 20 years, Frédéric de Mévius has run his family farm in Belgium based on organic, biodynamic and, more recently, regenerative principles. Here, he talks exclusively to Campden FB about sustainable agriculture and how this ‘passion project’ has influenced his investment strategies.

For more than 20 years, Frédéric de Mévius has run his family farm in Belgium based on organic and, more recently, biodynamic principles.

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