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Luxury Hotels Redefine Themselves for a Post-Covid World

Luxury Hotels Redefine Themselves for a Post-Covid World

May 29. 2020
Luxury hotels have been at the epicenter of the ongoing crisis. Social distancing and blocked international barriers have brought a thriving industry to its knees. Now, investors and wealthy owners of luxury hotels across the world are preparing for a post-COVID world in unique ways.

CLOs: The Riskiest Investments in Family Office Portfolios Could be the Most Vulnerable in 2020

CLOs: The Riskiest Investments in Family Office Portfolios Could be the Most Vulnerable in 2020

May 21. 2020
Surging capital and dipping yields pushed wealthy investors to riskier assets until last year. Now, the ongoing pandemic and incoming economic crisis could trigger a drastic contraction in the riskiest asset classes in family office and institutional portfolios.

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.

Noteworthy Investors Are Struggling to Find Distress As the Market Rebounds

Noteworthy Investors Are Struggling to Find Distress As the Market Rebounds

May 11. 2020
Despite the volatility in 2020, noteworthy investors haven’t had a chance to deploy their immense capital in blockbuster deals. Warren Buffett, for example, sold some of his positions instead of adding more or securing a major deal. Berkshire has now completely divested its stake in major American airlines. However, the cash generated from these transactions and decades of cash flow from Berkshire’s various businesses were not redeployed. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway had a record $137 billion in cash at the end of March. In his meeting with shareholders last week, the Oracle of Omaha sounded cautious about the road ahead and said “We don’t see anything that attractive,” during the meeting.

Oil Price Crash Waves a Red Flag for Global Investors

Oil Price Crash Waves a Red Flag for Global Investors

April 21, 2020
An unprecedented slide in the price of crude oil this week could be an indication of economic pain ahead for global investors. A barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the benchmark for US oil, traded for $-40 yesterday, the first time it has...

Essential Property Could Be The Safest of Safe Havens

Essential Property Could Be The Safest of Safe Havens

April 18. 2020
Investors usually retreat to hard assets as a safe haven during economic downturns. However, last month’s downturn was anything but ordinary.

Hedge Fund Returns Were Jolted by the COVID-19 Black Swan

Hedge Fund Returns Were Jolted by the COVID-19 Black Swan

April 10, 2020
Investors could expect some eye-watering numbers from their hedge fund managers this month. As panic gripped global capital markets, managers were either vindicated or caught off-guard.

Family Airlines Caught in the COVID-19 Thunderstorm

Family Airlines Caught in the COVID-19 Thunderstorm

March 31, 2020
Across the world, air traffic has declined substantially as borders close and families isolate at home. This sudden and unexpected disruption has had a brutal impact on global airlines, many of whom are family-owned businesses.

Family Airlines Caught in the COVID-19 Thunderstorm

Family Airlines Caught in the COVID-19 Thunderstorm

March 31, 2020
Across the world, air traffic has declined substantially as borders close and families isolate at home. This sudden and unexpected disruption has had a brutal impact on global airlines, many of whom are family-owned businesses.

Hospitality’s Loss is Healthcare’s Gain in 2020

Hospitality’s Loss is Healthcare’s Gain in 2020

March 25, 2020
Family businesses and family offices have been swept up in an economic shift triggered by the global COVID-9 pandemic this year.

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