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July 6, 2022

With an increasing level of scrutiny on environmental, social and governance themes within the venture capital industry, leading VC firm Lakestar explains the processes they’ve put in place to ensure total transparency.

Lakestar has seen an increasing level of scrutiny on environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes within the venture capital (VC) industry. The introduction of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requiring mandatory reporting, the continued conversations on climate risk and the push for greater diversity amongst the workforce are just some of the topics driving the conversation on responsible investment and ESG. We will share some of the challenges we are seeing along with the initiatives we are undertaking in response.

June 21, 2022

The potential for uncorrelated, income-driven returns and structural inflation protection are two reasons why an allocation to unlisted infrastructure should be considered, says Michael Steingold of Russell Investments.

The potential for uncorrelated, income-driven returns and structural inflation protection are two reasons why an allocation to unlisted infrastructure should be considered [1]. However, there are several practical challenges facing investors to build and maintain a well-balanced, diversified infrastructure allocation that is appropriately positioned to harvest the benefits of the asset class.

June 6, 2022

Investors continue to increase exposure to private markets, including private equity and private credit, at the expense of their public market equity and fixed income allocations. So, what is driving this behaviour asks Darren Spencer of Russell Investments?

Investor interest and participation in private markets continues to grow. Indeed, investors continue to increase exposure to private markets, including private equity and private credit, at the expense of their public market equity and fixed income allocations. In fact, CEM Benchmarking noted there was an average allocation to private markets of 18.5% in 2020, which represents an increase of nearly 5% since 2012 [1]. So, what is driving this investor behaviour?

May 10, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Reetu Gupta is appointed chairwoman of The Gupta Group; Todd Boehly’s syndicate agrees to purchase Chelsea FC for £4.25 billion; and Brazilian billionaire Alberto Safra buys a Sao Paulo real estate firm.

Reetu Gupta appointed chairwoman of The Gupta Group
Reetu Gupta, a two-time recipient of Canada's top 100 most powerful women award, has been named chairwoman and ambassadress of The Gupta Group, taking over the running of the privately owned family office from her father, Dr. Steve Gupta.

May 5, 2022

A global surge in start-up funding has prompted some commentators to draw comparisons with the dotcom boom and bust at the turn of this century. A cursory glance at the numbers does hint at some parallels says private markets investment platform Titanbay.

A global surge in start-up funding has prompted some commentators to draw comparisons with the dotcom boom and bust at the turn of this century. A cursory glance at the numbers does hint at some parallels says private markets investment platform Titanbay.

April 22, 2022

Joey Mason and Ed Snow, the founders of Duplex Capital Partners, talk about how their firm enables personalised therapeutics through data-driven technology and leading-edge medical techniques. 

Coming from entrepreneurial healthcare and venture capital company growth backgrounds respectively, Joey Mason and Ed Snow know the pitfalls and opportunities that come from investing in healthcare.

Their firm Duplex Capital Partners aims to profit from investing in “Digitally-based life science technology companies innovating to underpin the next generation of biotechnology products.” Here, they explain what they do and where they think the industry is going.

April 19, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the global economy, accelerating digital transformation trends and disrupting traditional industries. According to private markets investment platform Titanbay, these trends have helped provide an even more fertile backdrop for an already booming global entrepreneurial industry, with tech startups reshaping many aspects of our lives.

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the global economy, accelerating digital transformation trends and disrupting traditional industries. According to private markets investment platform Titanbay, these trends have helped provide an even more fertile backdrop for an already booming global entrepreneurial industry, with tech startups reshaping many aspects of our lives.

April 4, 2022

INSPIRA is developing a cost-effective respiratory support system which will function as an artificial lung for deteriorating respiratory patients. Ahead of presenting at the 32nd edition of the MedTech investing (MTi) forum on June 6 and 7, president and co-founder Joe Hayon explains the benefits and potential future applications of the system.

INSPIRA is an innovative medical device company which is developing the ART system, a cost-effective early extracorporeal respiratory support system which will function as an artificial lung for deteriorating respiratory patients.

The ART system utilises a new approach based on hemo-protective technology aimed at rebalancing oxygen saturation levels while patients are awake and breathing, potentially minimising the patient's need for invasive mechanical ventilation intervention.

March 24, 2022

inHEART is pioneering precise digital maps in a process that could revolutionise cardiac care. Ahead of presenting at the 32nd edition of the MedTech investing (MTi) forum on June 6 and 7, president and chief executive officer Todor Jeliaskov explains the benefits and potential future applications of the platform.

inHEART is pioneering precise digital maps in a process that could revolutionise cardiac care. Ahead of presenting at the 32nd edition of the MedTech investing (MTi) forum on June 6 and 7, president and chief executive officer Todor Jeliaskov explains the benefits and potential future applications of the platform.

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