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MarketCurrents to Host Prestigious Emerging Market Family Offices At NYC Event

MarketCurrents to Host Prestigious Emerging Market Family Offices At NYC Event

Image Credit: Chawla.nishant [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] June 24 - 28. 2019
MarketCurrents Wealth Management will connect a select number of high-profile family offices from emergi...

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

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.

African Nations Top List of High-Net-Worth Growth

African Nations Top List of High-Net-Worth Growth

Cheryl Howard Managing Director Maitland Fiduciary Services, South Africa With its immense natural resources, young population and support from China, Africa is expected to create wealth at a record pace for the next fe...

Adi Dassler Family Office backs $50 million sports-tech fund

Adi Dassler Family Office backs $50 million sports-tech fund

OurCrowd, the Israeli crowd-funding platform, has announced ADvantage, a $50 million sports-tech fund. It will be co-managed by OurCrowd and leAD Sports Accelerator - the Adi Dassler Family Office (ADIFO) backed sports business venture. This fund will focus on tec...

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...

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...

Staggering Wealth in Emerging Markets

Staggering Wealth in Emerging Markets

Oct 16 - 20. 2017
It’s no secret that the rich get richer. But much of the world’s wealth in emerging markets is actually quite young, and those families are only beginning to consider how to structure systems for asset management and preservation of legacy.

Latin America and the Middle East

Latin America and the Middle East

Oct 16 - 20. 2017
While Asian family offices have the most noticeable presence in the emerging markets, their counterparts in the Middle East and Latin America have quietly made sophisticated moves of their own. In the Middle East, several sovereign wealth funds from oil-rich countries have cultivated sizable investment teams.Those funds sometimes employ wealthy members of royal or powerful families who decide to create new funds of their own.

Introduction of VAT in the Gulf Makes the Family Office Industry Flourish

Up until last year, the existence of the family office in the Middle East was barely noticeable. According to a Family Capital report of 2016, “There are maybe just five family groups in the UAE that could be said to have set up sophisticated family offices,” says Fathi Ben Grira, CEO of Menacorp, an Abu Dhabi-based corporate financial group. “May be a few more in Saudi Arabia and a few in Kuwait, but there are really not a great deal of well organised family offices in the region.” Menacorp is owned by ...

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