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Edmond de Rothschild’s PE Focus: Q&A With Johnny El Hachem

Feb 25 – Mar 01. 2019
The Edmond de Rothschild Group manages €15 billion in non-listed assets globally. It is focusing private equity’s efforts on forward-looking sectors, such as urban development or agroforestry in Europe, Africa and Latin America. In recent years, the focus has been particularly concentrated on businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and real estate in Europe.

Impact Investments and Aligning Family and Family Office Interests: Q&A With Michael Tiedemann

Feb 18 – 22. 2019
When Carl Tiedemann established Tiedemann Advisors in 1999, he wanted to offer clients two things: the freedom to fire their trustee and the flexibility of being deeply involved in the investment planning process. Tiedemann believed the lack of these two critical elements were the underlying reason for his own family’s experience with trustees and wealth managers since the turn of the 20th century.

Grappling With Succession in a Family Business: Q&A With Wells Fargo’s Chris Pegg

Jan 29 – Feb 01. 2019
Succession planning across multiple generations is likely to be one of the biggest struggles of managing a family business. Research from consulting firm Ernst & Young suggests that 80% of companies will change management within a given 10-year period but 62% have not yet picked a successor.

Facing Argentina’s Currency Crisis: Q&A with Praxis’ Diego Ros Rooney

Oct 01 – 05. 2018
After an economic boom in 2017, Argentina’s currency has spent much of this year plummeting. The peso has lost nearly 54% of its value against the U.S. dollar (USD) since the start of the year.Nervous about the economy, President Mauricio Macri has introduced austerity measures and cash handouts to prevent a meltdown. Foreign and domestic investors in Argentine assets are now faced with a potential crisis.

Q&A With India’s Impact Investment Pioneer: Avishkaar’s Vineet Rai

Sep 24 – 28. 2018
Vineet Rai set up what is widely considered to be India’s first social impact investment fund in 2001. What started as a micro-fund management company with approximately $60,000 has grown to nearly $300 million. Rai’s experience working in the dense forests of Odisha and leading the Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network helped him understand the need for capital in underdeveloped rural sectors. The Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group now manages investments in social enterprises leading rural microfinance, sanitation, education, energy and agricultural development.

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