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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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
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can quickly adopt new technologies to drive efficiencies, compared to older, larger banking giants that often rely on outdated infrastructure.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
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.