Indian Family Office Investors Face Tumultuous Election Season
May 13 - 17. 2019
As India, the world’s largest democracy, enters the final phase of a historic election, business leaders and family office investors across the country are bracing for market whiplash.
U.S. Family Businesses Face Looming Succession Crisis
Despite a successful 16-year run as a medium-sized business, Montana-based Grandma Hoot Products was nearly liquidated in 2017. Owner Joyce Previte launched the condiment company in 2002, eventually bringing her husband Keith on board to manage sales and distribution. Now in their 60s,...READ MORE
Beating the Third Generation Curse
Oct 22 - 26. 2018
German immigrant Bernhard Stroh came to America in 1849 armed with little more than a recipe for making beer. The beer was so popular that he set up a brewery shortly before the First World War. By 1980 it had grown to become America’s third largest beer company. At its height in the 1980s, the Stroh family’s wealth was estimated at $9 billion by Forbes. It was all lost by the early 2000s.
The Unique Investing Approach of Indian Family Office RNT Associates
Image Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com After 20 years of leading India’s largest family business, Tata Sons’ Ratan Naval Tata took a surprising step after retirement. He set up family office RNT Associates as a private investment vehicle to invest in startups emerging f...READ MORE
Is Brexit Creating Real Estate Investment Opportunities?
Sep 24 - 28. 2018
For a decade after the financial crisis, London’s real estate attracted global capital. According to data tracked by Bloomberg, the price of the average London house bottomed out in 2009 and subsequently doubled until this year.
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.
Trade Wars and Asian Wealth: Q&A with Golden Horse Fund Management
Sep 17 – 21. 2018
When U.S. President Donald Trump fired the first shot of tariffs to launch his trade war, the Singapore Business Review estimated that Singapore would be one of the first casualties with an estimated loss of $22 billion. A Bank of Singapore report warns about a possible recession with extended periods of distressed returns on risk assets. Meanwhile, 88% of respondents to a recent Monetary Authority of Singapore survey said they were worried about the direct impact of the U.S.-China trade war.
Indian Family Offices Embrace Impact Investing
Impact investing is on the rise among family offices in India. According to private equity data firm Preqin, Asia-based family office investments were dominated by healthcare, education and clean technology deals in 2017. These impact investments have had great succe...READ MORE
The Future of Asian Family Offices
Aug 27 - 31. 2018
Asia has been an engine of wealth creation over the last few decades and the number of family offices in the region looks set to grow as that wealth matures. Between 2010 and 2020, the wealth held by high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Asia will grow by 160% to reach a collective $14.5 trillion, according to Julius Baer. Last year, Asia added a new billionaire every second day, 117 in total, and 75% were either Indian or Chinese.
Singapore’s Global Investor Program Attracts Wealthy Migrants
Dominic Volek Managing Partner at Henley & Partners Singapore Singapore is one of the most preferred destinations for millionaires and multi-millionaire migrants from China, India and Indonesia, according to New World Wealth’s Global Wealth...READ MORE