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New Zealand Emerges As A Safe Haven for the World’s Wealthiest

New Zealand Emerges As A Safe Haven for the World’s Wealthiest

May 17. 2020
For years, wealthy families and investors flocked to New Zealand to seek a safe haven from global turmoil. This year, the island nation cemented its reputation as a safe and stable oasis by facing down multiple threats to its economic and social fabric.

World’s Priciest Property Market Is Losing Its Biggest Customer

World’s Priciest Property Market Is Losing Its Biggest Customer

May 14. 2020
The flow of capital from Mainland China into Hong Kong’s properties has been nearly invincible for decades. The price of each square foot on the island has been closely correlated with per capita wealth creation on the mainland. Now, it seems both are under undeniable pressure.

The Rebound in China’s Luxury Demand Could Signal a V-Shaped Recovery

The Rebound in China’s Luxury Demand Could Signal a V-Shaped Recovery

May 07. 2020
Investors across the world are now bracing for the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. As countries gradually emerge from extended lockdown over the next few weeks, institutional investors and industry veterans have been debating whether the economy will quickly bounce back (a “V-shaped” recovery) or take years to recover (“L-shaped”).

Japan: Distressed Assets Emerge in the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan: Distressed Assets Emerge in the Land of the Rising Sun

April 29. 2020
Private equity giants and wealthy investors seem to be on the lookout for distressed assets in Japan. The surge in distress fund assets in recent weeks suggest the country’s authorities may have tackled the Covid-19 health crisis better than the consequent economic crisis.

Saudi Arabia’s Attempts To Diversify Have Backfired

Saudi Arabia’s Attempts To Diversify Have Backfired

April 16, 2020
One-fifth of the world’s proven oil reserves, an estimated 268 billion barrels worth many trillions of dollars, lie underneath the soil of Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, crude oil isn’t worth as much as it used to be as investors retreated from the energy sector in recent years. This plunge has compelled the kingdom’s royal family, the House of Saud, to attempt an ambitious and unprecedented attempt to diversify the nation’s sovereign wealth.

World’s Most Expensive Cities Shift in 2020

World’s Most Expensive Cities Shift in 2020

April 8, 2020
Family offices and wealthy investors tend to be globetrotters. However, their preferred destinations are also some of the most expensive cities in the world. MarketCurrents WealthNet takes a closer look at the latest Worldwide Cost of Living report by The Econ...

World’s Most Expensive Cities Shift in 2020

World’s Most Expensive Cities Shift in 2020

April 8, 2020
Family offices and wealthy investors tend to be globetrotters. However, their preferred destinations are also some of the most expensive cities in the world. MarketCurrents WealthNet takes a closer look at the latest Worldwide Cost of Living report by The Economist Intelligence Unit to understand the flow of capital across the planet.

China’s Shaky Economy Is Creating New Opportunities For Family Office Investors

China’s Shaky Economy Is Creating New Opportunities For Family Office Investors

Feb 11, 2020 China’s economy is expected to slow down considerably while its population ages rapidly. This shift in the world’s second largest economy could boost returns for family offices and institutional investors on Chinese government bonds, according to some experts.

The Engines Driving U.S. Wealth Creation

The Engines Driving U.S. Wealth Creation

Feb 4, 2020 The rapid rise of family offices and wealth management professionals is a reflection of the astounding rate of wealth creation in the United States. Despite China’s rise as rival wealth creator, the U.S. still dominates the world with the highest number of billionaires and millionaires, according to Wealth-X's 2019 Billionaire Census report.

Israel’s Tech Ecosystem: Q&A With Peregrine’s Eyal Lifschitz

Israel’s Tech Ecosystem: Q&A With Peregrine’s Eyal Lifschitz

Dec 20. 2019 Israeli med-tech venture capital firm Peregrine Ventures recently raised $115 million from private investors and institutions from Israel, the United States, Europe and Australia. The funds are earmarked for early-stage medical technology startups across the region.

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