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The Remote Work Wave Heads for Family Offices

The Remote Work Wave Heads for Family Offices

Feb 20, 2020 A sweeping shift in the way people work could eliminate barriers, boost productivity and solve the talent shortage for family offices across the world.

The Surge in Venture Capital Beyond Silicon Valley: Q&A With Blossom Street Ventures’ Sammy Abdullah

The Surge in Venture Capital Beyond Silicon Valley: Q&A With Blossom Street Ventures’ Sammy Abdullah

Jan 22, 2020 The team at Dallas-based Blossom Street Ventures describe themselves as the ‘anti-Venture Capitalists’. Instead of focusing on potential unicorns in Silicon Valley, the firm is on the lookout for sustainable businesses located anywhere in North America.

Wealth Unit Revamp at UBS Indicates a New Profit Strategy

Wealth Unit Revamp at UBS Indicates a New Profit Strategy

Dec 19. 2019 Swiss banking giant UBS is revamping its wealth management operations indicating a shift in the way it serves ultra-wealthy investors and family offices across the world. The bank intends to launch a new unit for wealthy clients who need investment banking services, while clients who do not need these services will be served by wealth managers in their region, according to a Bloomberg report.

How Investors Are Using Satellite Images to Gain an Edge

How Investors Are Using Satellite Images to Gain an Edge

Nov 22. 2019 Family offices are among the investors tapping advances in technology in their hunt for critical data to gain an edge in making investment decisions. Some are even going beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

Family Offices Chase Cybersecurity Investment Opportunities as Digital Risks Amplify

Family Offices Chase Cybersecurity Investment Opportunities as Digital Risks Amplify

Family offices have been turning their attention to cybersecurity startups as the need for better digital protections accelerates.

Family Offices Brace For The Proptech Revolution

Family Offices Brace For The Proptech Revolution

Oct 2. 2019 The real estate investment experience could be transformed beyond recognition as technology startups invade the notoriously opaque and inefficient industry. Family offices and institutional investors could expect greater liquidity, cheaper transactions and better property management as tech-savvy startups gain traction.

How Family Offices Helped Kick Start the Plant-based Meat Revolution

How Family Offices Helped Kick Start the Plant-based Meat Revolution

Aug 27. 2019
A number of family offices played a vital role in the emergence of a new industry that has now gone mainstream - plant-based meat substitutes

Technology’s Inescapable Impact on Real Estate Investments

Technology’s Inescapable Impact on Real Estate Investments

July 17. 2019
Research-driven, professional investments in real estate have traditionally been reserved for family offices and institutional investors. Now, a swathe of new technology platforms and consumer products are revolutionizing the industry, opening up access and shifting valuations.

Technology: Why Family Offices Can Outpace Banking Giants

Technology: Why Family Offices Can Outpace Banking Giants

June 15 - 21. 2019
The small and nimble family office structure can quickly adopt new technologies to drive efficiencies, compared to older, larger banking giants that often rely on outdated infrastructure. As the global economy gets more complex and the cycle of disruption quickens, the lightweight, tech-driven family office structure may ultimately win out.

Hedge Funds Increasingly Ditching 2 and 20

Hedge Funds Increasingly Ditching 2 and 20

June 03 - 07. 2019
Chronic lackluster performance is gradually pushing hedge funds away from the traditional “2 and 20” fee structure to other methods. This trend is emerging as hedge fund fees get squeezed across the board. Average management fees declined to a record low of 1.43% in the first quarter of 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research. Now, only 30% of hedge funds charge the typical 2 and 20.

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