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MarketCurrents to Host Prestigious Emerging Market Family Offices At NYC Event

MarketCurrents to Host Prestigious Emerging Market Family Offices At NYC Event

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MarketCurrents Wealth Management will connect a select number of high-profile family offices from ...

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Shannon Kennedy Image Credit: Source - Bank of Montreal June 24 - 28. 2019
Deals and Investments ● Wildcat Capital Management, the New York-based family office of private equity house TPG...

Investments in Opportunity Zones Heat Up As IRS Offers Some Clarity

Investments in Opportunity Zones Heat Up As IRS Offers Some Clarity

June 24 - 28. 2019
Ever since the introduction of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the value and impact of the so-called “Opportunity Zones Program,” created as part of the act, have been up for debate. Nearly two years later, the U.S. government has offered some clarity and reassurances that may have finally cleared the way for family offices and institutional investors.

Rise of Islamic Finance Helps Muslim Family Offices Make Investments True To Faith

Rise of Islamic Finance Helps Muslim Family Offices Make Investments True To Faith

May 20 - 24. 2019
Muslim investors and family offices across the world have had to grapple with a unique challenge while managing money - their faith doesn’t allow them to earn interest on their assets. However, the rise of bespoke banking and financial services in recent decades has allowed the 1.8 billion-strong community to invest their money while keeping the faith.

European Hedge Funds Catch Eye of Family Offices, Institutional Money

European Hedge Funds Catch Eye of Family Offices, Institutional Money

April 29 - May 03. 2019
Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly turning to European hedge funds. Funds in the region have seen assets under management rise to €587 billion ($683 billion) this year as investors seek underappreciated assets in a low interest rate environment, according to Bloomberg.

Blockchain Fundraising: Q&A with TokenMarket’s Ransu Salovaara on the Future of Family Office Investments in Tech Startups

Blockchain Fundraising: Q&A with TokenMarket’s Ransu Salovaara on the Future of Family Office Investments in Tech Startups

March 25 – 29. 2019
Thousands of startups across the world have raised over $18.6 billion since 2017 through a quirky and innovative new method of seed funding. Known as an initial coin offering (ICO), the method involves combining the structure of an online crowdfunding campaign with the blockchain technology that underlies cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Family Offices Hunt for Yield in Second-Tier Property Markets

Family Offices Hunt for Yield in Second-Tier Property Markets

March 04 - 08. 2019
As real estate valuations in top-tier cities soar, family offices and wealthy investors are looking to second and even third-tier cities. Investors have gained better yields and the potential for higher returns while avoiding the looming risks of the traditional real estate hot spots.

Leveraged Loan Investors May Sound the Alarm in 2019

Leveraged Loan Investors May Sound the Alarm in 2019

Investors have been pouring capital into leveraged loans for much of the past decade. But over the past few weeks, the market has been showing signs of weakness. Although there is no exact criteria for defining a leveraged loan, they are generally categorized based on how high th...

Is a Recession Imminent?

Is a Recession Imminent?

Dec 24 - 28. 2018
It’s nearly impossible to predict a recession or an economic crisis. Experts, investors and economists look for signals in the market, but the timing of an oncoming disaster is notoriously elusive. “One can view a recession as imminent but the ‘when’ is difficult to determine and easy to get wrong,” says Frank Pape, a senior director at Russell Investments.

Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?

Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?

Dec 17 - 21. 2018
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.

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