The Challenges of a 4th Generation U.S. Beekeeping Businesses
Oct 10. 2019 In any agricultural business, losing half the farm’s livestock in any given year would be considered catastrophic. Yet that is exactly what seems to be happening in a particular segment of the nation’s animal husbandry industry - beekeeping.READ MORE
Virgin Galactic’s Upcoming IPO is Groundbreaking for Astronauts and Family Office Investors Alike
Sept 12. 2019
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is on its way to becoming the first publicly traded space tourism company in the world. The move puts Branson ahead of fellow billionaires with their own space technology companies. Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin are still privately funded.
Gold Investments Hit Record High As Family Offices Seek Safe Haven
Sept 5. 2019
Hedge fund managers and family offices, including some unlikely names, are turning to gold as a potential safe haven as global capital markets enter a new and uncharted phase of volatility.
Fine Wine Flows into Alternative Asset Portfolios
Aug 14. 2019
Family offices and institutional investors often add alternative assets to their portfolios in an effort to diversify. However, truly unconventional assets remain the purview of niche investors. Vintage cars, land with water rights, and copyright royalties are so far from the mainstream that they thread the line between hobby and investment. One niche alternative asset class that has been slowly flowing into the mainstream is fine wine.
The Taubs: Turning Passions into Philanthropy
July 23. 2019
A passion for sport and a keen interest in the natural beauty and history of an idyllic lake district doesn’t usually coincide with philanthropic activities, but Philip and Julie Taub have managed to do exactly that in recent years.
Investing in Fine Art: Q&A With Winston Art Group’s Elizabeth von Habsburg
June 10 – 14. 2019
Art industry experts who gathered at the Business of Art Observed event in New York last week discussed how technology and growing awareness is changing the market for everyone. Closing remarks were delivered by Elizabeth von Habsburg, Managing Director of the Winston Art Group, one of the largest art advisory and appraisal firms in the world.
How Tech Opportunities Are Connecting Wealthy Chinese Investors to U.S.
May 27 - 31. 2019
With billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of highly skilled and newly wealthy Chinese migrating to the U.S. every year, technology appears to be the strongest U.S.-China link, even as the economic and political ties between the two superpowers weakens.
Space Tourism: Financier and Entrepreneur Wimmer Could Reach Final Frontier Soon
April 22 - 26. 2019
A journey of a lifetime may be worth waiting decades for. Danish philanthropist, entrepreneur and financier Per Wimmer has already waited 15 years. This year, it seems like his long-awaited flight might finally take off. His destination is so exclusive that only 536 people have ever reached it.
Buying a Private Island: Investment or Luxury?
March 25 - 29. 2019
At age 28, just six years after starting his business, a young Sir Richard Branson decided to buy himself the ultimate luxury - a private island in the Caribbean. Part of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the 74-acre island was purchased in 1978 for an astonishingly low $180,000. However, Sir Branson soon realized that purchasing the island was only the first step in a very long and resource-intensive journey.
How the Wealthy Fly
Feb 25 - March 01. 2019
While most people imagine the ultra-wealthy regularly traveling via their own private jets, the reality is private aircraft are a costly affair. Outright ownership of a private jet remains reserved for billionaires. The average net worth of a jet owner is $1.5 billion, according to the Jet Traveler Report 2018, published by Wealth-X and private jet company VistaJet.