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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 31, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Tetra Pak heir Magnus Rausing finances a Hollywood production company; Trudy Busch Valentine discusses her US senate candidacy; and Akshata Murty develops a host of big-ticket investments.

Tetra Pak heir Magnus Rausing finances Hollywood production company
Magnus Rausing, the great-grandson of Tetra Pak packaging technology pioneer Ruben Andersson and heir to the multi-billion Tetra Laval fortune, has revealed his investment in Dark Dreams Entertainment, the production company owned by Magic Mike and I Am Number Four actor Alex Pettyfer.

May 31, 2022

The pioneering But family is taking an open-minded and forward-thinking attitude to the thorny subject of governance and succession. What’s more, the paterfamilias has charged his next-gen daughter with establishing the strategy… An uncommon tactic that is already reaping dividends.

While many countries in the West understand the importance of having a clear governance plan, ultra-high-net-worth Asian families tend to be led by the patriarch or matriarch, often with little thought given to family succession [1].

May 30, 2022

A third-generation member of hotels and residential development businesses, Doris Sommavilla talks exclusively to Campden FB about family legacy, increasing diversity and planning for the future…

Having felt the aftershocks of her grandfather’s unprepared succession and experienced first-hand the effects of her father’s sudden passing, Doris Sommavilla knows all too well how poor governance can threaten the future of a family business.

A third-generation member of hotels and residential development businesses, Doris’ Italian family have invested their wealth in hospitality, entertainment, residential projects and beyond in Italy, Eastern Europe, and the United States.

May 27, 2022

Diversification in private equity is all about striking the right balance and funds in this space are not all alike says private markets investment platform Titanbay.

Private markets are often lauded as being excellent portfolio diversifiers for investors seeking alternative drivers of risk and return. But the diversification possibilities that exist within the private market asset class tend to receive less attention.

May 25, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Gautam Adani’s family office invests in an Abu Dhabi petrochemicals firm; the Todd Boehly-led consortium is officially approved as new Chelsea FC owners; and British tycoon Guy Hands bids to buy Butlins holiday camps.

Gautam Adani’s family office invests in Abu Dhabi petrochemicals firm
The family office of Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, has committed to invest $75 million in an Abu Dhabi-based petrochemicals firm as part of a $2 billion initial public offering (IPO) - the biggest-ever listing in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) state.

May 20, 2022

The sixth-generation family member and managing director of Riso Gallo talks about the joining the family firm, branching out of the rice business, and planning for next-gen succession.

Riso Gallo has been proudly serving up the finest risotto rice since the company was first documented in 1856. Founded in Genoa, the company – made famous by its recognisable red cockerel logo – has since grown to sell its products all over the planet.

May 20, 2022

Financial markets – with their twists and turns and unknowability – remind us just how hard it is to predict the future and just how wonderful perfect foresight would be, says Ruffer LLP’s Duncan MacInnes.

In the Back To The Future trilogy, the bad guy is a bully called Biff Tannen.

The megalomaniac mogul amassed his wealth because his older self travelled back in time to give his younger self the Grays Sports Almanac, a compilation of every sports result from 1950 to 2000. So Biff was able to earn a spectacular fortune from sports betting.

Financial markets – with their twists and turns and unknowability – remind us just how hard it is to predict the future and just how wonderful perfect foresight would be.

May 18, 2022

KPMG’s Philanthropists in Action case study series looks at the impact made by Australian investor, entrepreneur and gender-equality activist Deanne Weir. 

This profile is a part of KPMG’s Philanthropists in Action case study series, which examines a number of emerging trends across the philanthropy landscape, as the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda and creating social impact climb the priority list of family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) around the world.

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