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Beating the Third Generation Curse

Beating the Third Generation Curse

German immigrant Bernhard Stroh came to America in 1849 armed with little more than a recipe for making beer. The beer was so popular that he set up a brewery shortly before the First World War. By 1980 it had grown to become America’s third largest beer company. At its height in the 1980s, the Stroh family’s wealth was estimated at $9 billion by Forbes. It was all lost by the early 2000s.

The Unique Investing Approach of Indian Family Office RNT Associates

The Unique Investing Approach of Indian Family Office RNT Associates

Image Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com After 20 years of leading India’s largest family business, Tata Sons’ Ratan Naval Tata took a surprising step after retirement. He set up family office RNT Associates as a private investment vehicle to invest in startups eme...

Is Brexit Creating Real Estate Investment Opportunities?

Is Brexit Creating Real Estate Investment Opportunities?

For a decade after the financial crisis, London’s real estate attracted global capital. According to data tracked by Bloomberg, the price of the average London house bottomed out in 2009 and subsequently doubled until this year.

Q&A With India’s Impact Investment Pioneer: Avishkaar’s Vineet Rai

Q&A With India’s Impact Investment Pioneer: Avishkaar’s Vineet Rai

Vineet Rai set up what is widely considered to be India’s first social impact investment fund in 2001. What started as a micro-fund management company with approximately $60,000 has grown to nearly $300 million. Rai’s experience working in the dense forests of Odisha and leading the Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network helped him understand the need for capital in underdeveloped rural sectors. The Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group now manages investments in social enterprises leading rural microfinance, sanitation, education, energy and agricultural development.

Trade Wars and Asian Wealth: Q&A with Golden Horse Fund Management

Trade Wars and Asian Wealth: Q&A with Golden Horse Fund Management

When U.S. President Donald Trump fired the first shot of tariffs to launch his trade war, the Singapore Business Review estimated that Singapore would be one of the first casualties with an estimated loss of $22 billion. A Bank of Singapore report warns about a possible recession with extended periods of distressed returns on risk assets. Meanwhile, 88% of respondents to a recent Monetary Authority of Singapore survey said they were worried about the direct impact of the U.S.-China trade war.

Indian Family Offices Embrace Impact Investing

Indian Family Offices Embrace Impact Investing

Impact investing is on the rise among family offices in India. According to private equity data firm Preqin, Asia-based family office investments were dominated by healthcare, education and clean technology deals in 2017. These impact investments have had grea...

The Future of Asian Family Offices

The Future of Asian Family Offices

Asia has been an engine of wealth creation over the last few decades and the number of family offices in the region looks set to grow as that wealth matures. Between 2010 and 2020, the wealth held by high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Asia will grow by 160% to reach a collective $14.5 trillion, according to Julius Baer. Last year, Asia added a new billionaire every second day, 117 in total, and 75% were either Indian or Chinese.

Singapore’s Global Investor Program Attracts Wealthy Migrants

Singapore’s Global Investor Program Attracts Wealthy Migrants

Dominic Volek Managing Partner at Henley & Partners Singapore Singapore is one of the most preferred destinations for millionaires and multi-millionaire migrants from China, India and Indonesia, according to New World Wealth’s Global...

Vietnam’s Startup Scene Sees Rapid Growth

Vietnam’s Startup Scene Sees Rapid Growth

A combination of economic growth, young demographics, mobile internet penetration and foreign-educated talent is helping Vietnam’s technology startup scene flourish. The country is home to 3,000 startups, usually located in Ho Chi Minh City, according to ...

Asian Wealth Continues to Power Global Real Estate

Asian Wealth Continues to Power Global Real Estate

Asian investors dominated global real estate last year and are very likely to do so this year as well, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield. The Global Investment Atlas 2018 study found that property investments reached an all-time high of $1.62 t...

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