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.
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.
Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets
Frank Rolfe Co-owner Mobile Home University Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly making contrarian bets on unconventional real estate assets. Mobile home parks, billboards and forestland are all exp...READ MORE
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.
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.
MarketCurrents Wealth Management announces 2nd Annual October Investment Report Summit for Family Offices
New York, NY, September 25, 2018 - MarketCurrents Wealth Management will host the 2nd Annual October Investment Summit to be held in New York City on October 17th, 2018. The annual summit is an invite only event for single and multi-family offices looking to gain insights on investment oppor...READ MORE
Do Hong Kong’s Listed Family-Owned Enterprises Need to Bolster Governance?
A significant number of companies listed on Hong Kong’s stock exchange are owned and operated by families, some of whom face the challenge of bolstering corporate governance or risk losing the faith of a growing number of professional investors. These family-owned businesses are what investors conside...READ MORE
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
Vietnam’s Startup Scene Sees Rapid Growth
A combination of economic growth, young demographics, mobile internet penetration and foreign-educated talent is helping Vietnam’s technology startup scene flourish. The country is home to 3,000 startups, usually located in Ho Chi Minh City, according to statist...READ MORE