Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?
Private equity has had a stellar run for the past 20 years. PE assets under management total more than $2.8 trillion, with nearly half of it in buyout funds, according to Consultancy.uk. At the same time, deal multiples, leverage ratios and the amount of uninvested capital in the private equity industry is at historic highs, according to a report published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). All this may indicate an industry that is overheated, overcrowded and that there is too much capital chasing too few investment-worthy assets.READ MORE
Family Offices Face Competition in the Hunt for Talent
As wealth continues to grow globally at a brisk pace, the hunt for qualified talent among family offices and the wealth management industry as a whole has intensified. Meanwhile, EY reports that the number of family offices has increased from just 1,000 in 2008 to more than 10,000 today.READ MORE
Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets
Frank Rolfe Co-owner Mobile Home University Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly making contrarian bets on unconventional real estate assets. Mobile home parks, billboards and forestland are ...READ MORE
Selling the Family Business: Letting Go While Preserving a Legacy
“I’ve worked in the company for the last 42 years. And I never until this year even imagined the possibility that we might think about selling.” That’s what Don Graham, the head of the legendary Washington Post, told reporters shortly after he announced the sale of the family business to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.READ MORE
Is Fine Art a Good Investment?
In 2005, a consortium of art dealers paid $10,000 for a damaged painting at a New Orleans auction. What the dealers initially described as one of many copies of a long lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci turned out to be the original Salvator Mundi or Savior of the World.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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...READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
MarketCurrents Wealth Management announces 2nd Annual October Investment Report Summit for Family Offices
New York, NY, September 25, 2018 - MarketCurrents Wealth Management will host the 2nd Annual October Investment Summit to be held in New York City on October 17th, 2018. The annual summit is an invite only event for single and multi-family offices looking to gain insights on investmen...READ MORE