JF2 Capital All Set to Invest in Start-ups
As start-ups continue to grab the attention of wealth managers and family offices alike, JF2 Capital – a new family office based in Dallas, Texas has emerged with the same goal. The firm will function as the family office of Plano businessman, Jon Frankel – a UHNWI who initiated his first company at age 17 and made his money by selling his start-ups. It is no wonder then that the pay back strategy is focused again on early stage start-ups, with an investment capital of up to $15 million. Specifically, they i...READ MORE
Infrastructure Sector Back in the Limelight
Infrastructure investment is back to garnering the attention of UHNWIs globally and more and more of their capital seems to be allotted to it. This focus has been amplified by Trump’s offering to spend between $500 billion and $1 trillion on infrastructure over the next 10 years. For many decades, wealthy families have been putting their money into promising infrastructure projects, and this trend is back to being aggressively pursued. One such example is Stonehage Fleming, the London-based family...READ MORE
Oil Prices Rise among Saudi Tension
Higher than it has been over the past two years, oil price goes above $64.08 per barrel as a result of the recent corruption bust in Saudi Arabia – the world’s second largest oil producer. While the commodity investors may be the only one’s celebrating, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salem’s anti-corruption drive has adversely affected some of the biggest crude exporters in the country. According to Business Insider, "Brent Crude continued to be the main driver of growth this Tuesda...READ MORE
Multi-Family Offices Grow Popular in China
The Chinese economic landscape has been growing by leaps and bounds at a swift pace. With this growth of wealth comes the demand for preservation and progression. The country with the highest population is also home to a large number of millionaires, centred in Hong Kong, which consequently houses a high volume of family offices. As of last year, according to Asia Asset Management and the Credit Suisse Report, ‘China has by far the fastest-growing group of ultra-high-net-worth individuals – defined as those ...READ MORE
Family Offices Invest in Healthcare and Medical Development
Among other non-traditional investments, the family office sector is displaying a keen interest in the healthcare and life science space. The foundation of these investments lies in the need for diversification, which is being addressed through higher connectivity and increased accessibility. Compounding this advantage is the philanthropic nature of the investment. Dallas-based Green Park & Golf Ventures, a family office with a concentration on health and medical sectors has raised a portion of its...READ MORE
Independent Brokers Switching to Registered Investment Advisors
The Independent Broker Deal (IBD) is slowly but surely turning into a thing of the past. With the changing demands of regulatory requirements and increasing business costs, key IBD players are evolving into the hybrid version – RIAs. The fee-based model is consistently diminishing in popularity due to the lack of scalability required for compliance, the insufficiency of the established infrastructure required to support larger entities and the rising tax implications. IBD business owners are now adopting a long ter...READ MORE
A Real Asset Ownership Marketplace for Family Offices
November 13-20. 2017
In an interview led by Sumehr Sondhi of MarketCurrents, Chad Brownstein, CEO, Rocky Mountain Resources (who Bloomberg television called the “Shale Pioneer” for his findings in the Niobrara Shale), talks about the advantages for family offices in real asset ownership and investing in natural resources.
Investing and Mentoring Start-ups and SMEs in Myanmar
November 13-20. 2017
Family fund serial investor Jerry Chan, founder of Yangon-based May Kha Ventures in discussion with MarketCurrents on his interest in scalable start-ups and SMEs in Myanmar.
Cryptocurrencies to Disrupt Traditional Banking Systems
November 13-20. 2017
Mr. Saransh Sharma, CEO, Mirach Capital Group, in conversation with MarketCurrents, discusses the mindset behind the recent launch of Mirach Capital’s USD $200 million dollar crypto-fund.
Shunwei Capital Leads Rounds in Indian and Domestic Start-ups
Founded in 2011 by Lei Jun, also the founder of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, the Shunwei Fund is a venture capital firm that focuses on investments in start-ups across multiple industries in China and India, managing $1.7 billion over five funds. The interest areas of this fund revolve around companies that disrupt traditional modes of business via breakthrough technologies. Early this year, Shunwei made its debut investment in India of $2 million in a gaming start-up called Mech Mocha. It was ...READ MORE