Chilean Family Offices See Growth
Rapid economic growth in Chile has helped a number of families accumulate significant wealth over the past two decades. Along with the growth in wealth, Chile has seen the rise of family offices and private wealth managers. Crucial political reforms and economic liberalizati...READ MORE
The Role of Family Offices in the Private Deal Ecosystem
July 09 - 13. 2018
Family Offices have emerged as significant investors in private deals over the past several years. According to data by Crunchbase, private deals by family offices across the world quadrupled between 2010 and 2017. The growth of these deals outpaced venture capital (VC) investments.
IKEA: Lessons in Preserving a Legacy
July 02 - 06. 2018
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad was one of the richest men in the world when he passed away in early 2018. Over the course of his nearly 74-year career, Kamprad managed to redefine the global retail sector and create one of the world’s most recognizable brands. A long-term thinker with a unique strategy, Kamprad left behind an estate structured to preserve the business he spent a lifetime creating.
Family Offices Increasingly Eye Maturing Crypto Markets
A lot has changed since the original Bitcoin whitepaper was published in 2008. There are now more than 1,590 different cryptocurrencies and tokens with a combined value of $245 billion. Most of that market value accumulated over the past year, as cryptocurrencies hit the mainstream and turned hobby...READ MORE
5 Family-Owned Conglomerates Across Asia
June 25 - 29. 2018
Family-owned businesses are a key pillar of Asian economies. Asian conglomerates tend to be passed down through multiple generations as they grow and expand. Here are five of the most successful family-run conglomerates in the region
3 Influential Family Offices in India
Since the liberalization of India’s economy in the 1990s, private wealth has expanded rapidly. India is now the sixth wealthiest country in the world and home to more than 131 billionaires, according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review. As the country’s...READ MORE
Family Enterprise Profile: Zóbel de Ayala Family – Ayala Corp
June 18 - 22. 2018
Owned by the Zóbel de Ayala family, the Ayala Corporation is the oldest and largest conglomerate in the Philippines. Over nearly two centuries, the holding company has been diversified and expanded into sectors ranging from retail to healthcare. What began as a small distillery started by Domingo Róxas and Antonio de Ayala during the Spanish Colonial era is now the linchpin of the country’s economy.
Africapitalism: The Vision of Tony Elumelu, Heirs Holdings Founder
May 28 - June 01. 2018
Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu coined the phrase Africapitalism. “First, we can’t talk about the digital economy in Africa without fixing critical infrastructure like the digital connectivity issue. It is a major issue and we can’t fix it if we don’t have reliable access to electricity,” he said at the Digital Economy for Africa forum at the World Bank Group’s annual Spring meetings held in Washington D.C. last April.
Global Family Office Summit to Shine Spotlight on Investing in a New Age
May 14 – 18. 2018
The Ritossa Family Office will host the sixth annual Global Family Office Investment Summit June 27-29 in Monaco. This year’s theme is “Investing in a new age” with presentations, panel discussions and roundtables on subjects such as digital currencies, biotech, software and alternate energies. There will also be a spotlight on co-investing and a series of five minute per speaker start-up pitches
Smyth Family Set to Acquire European Ops of Toys “R” Us
Smyths Toys superstore,Newport Image Credit - Wikimedia The Smyth family, which founded and operates Smyths Toys, has made a €79 million (approximately $93.6 million) offer for the European operations of U.S.- based...READ MORE