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Is a Recession Imminent?

Is a Recession Imminent?

Dec 24 - 28. 2018
It’s nearly impossible to predict a recession or an economic crisis. Experts, investors and economists look for signals in the market, but the timing of an oncoming disaster is notoriously elusive. “One can view a recession as imminent but the ‘when’ is difficult to determine and easy to get wrong,” says Frank Pape, a senior director at Russell Investments.

Family Offices Face Growing Cybersecurity Risks

Family Offices Face Growing Cybersecurity Risks

Dec 24 - 28. 2018
Despite the fact that family offices face increasing cybersecurity risks, many are not prepared. Citi Private Bank estimates that businesses across the world lost more $400 billion to digital attackers in 2016 alone. Nearly two-thirds had less than 1,000 employees. Family offices and small investment firms are particularly vulnerable, according to Edward Marshall, director of the Global Family Office Group at Citi Private Bank.

Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?

Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?

Dec 17 - 21. 2018
Private equity has had a stellar run for the past 20 years. PE assets under management total more than $2.8 trillion, with nearly half of it in buyout funds, according to Consultancy.uk. At the same time, deal multiples, leverage ratios and the amount of uninvested capital in the private equity industry is at historic highs, according to a report published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). All this may indicate an industry that is overheated, overcrowded and that there is too much capital chasing too few investment-worthy assets.

Family Offices Face Competition in the Hunt for Talent

Family Offices Face Competition in the Hunt for Talent

Dec 10 - 14. 2018
As wealth continues to grow globally at a brisk pace, the hunt for qualified talent among family offices and the wealth management industry as a whole has intensified. Meanwhile, EY reports that the number of family offices has increased from just 1,000 in 2008 to more than 10,000 today.

More Next-Gen Women Taking the Lead in Family Businesses

More Next-Gen Women Taking the Lead in Family Businesses

Nov 12 - 16. 2018
In 2013, attendees at the Reliance Industries annual general meeting in Mumbai were stunned when a 21-year-old woman took the stage alongside the company’s leadership team. Isha Ambani was joining her father Mukesh Ambani and taking a more active role in the family business, according to India’s Economic Times.

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