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Is Fine Art a Good Investment?

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.

Using a Trust to Support Beneficiaries with Behavioral Problems

Using a Trust to Support Beneficiaries with Behavioral Problems

Using a Trust to Support Beneficiaries with Behavioral Problems A combination of high stakes and amplified social pressure may be putting the next generation of wealthy families at increased risk. Children growing up in households in the highest income bracket face a higher risk of anxiety, eating disorders, drug abuse, depression, neuroses and self harming, according to researchers in the U.K.

Navigating Addiction and Behavioral Problems in the Family

Navigating Addiction and Behavioral Problems in the Family

Substance abuse, chronic addictions, eating disorders and mental illnesses have ripple effects that affect nearly every member of a family. While behavioral issues impact families across all demographics, those with significant wealth face challenges that are compounded by vast resources and complex estates.

Sydney Increasingly Lures Ultra Wealthy

Sydney Increasingly Lures Ultra Wealthy

Sydney’s ultra wealthy population (those with $50 million or more in assets) is expected to increase by 37% in the next five years, according to Knight Frank. Australia’s economic growth, healthcare standards and low crime are attracting the wealthy from all over the world. The majority of the wealthy flocking to Australia is, however, from Asia - Mainland China in particular - according to government statistics.

Family offices see potential in Asian fashion

Family offices see potential in Asian fashion

Fashion defines the street in Asia. You cannot escape the stalls as you wander through Asian markets, top quality wear at prices that people can expect only in post-Christmas sales. Two people have caught the Asian fashion bug in a big way. Ankita Bose and Dhruv Kapoor decided that Asian fashion needs an online platform to reach the global consumer. Enter, Zilingo, which was born in Singapore and has since made in-roads in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

What Babson Now Offers Up for The Next Gen Family Office or Family Business

What Babson Now Offers Up for The Next Gen Family Office or Family Business

Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is one of the top ranking colleges for entrepreneurship education and the college has announced the launch of the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship. It is meant to be a hub for research, resources, and innovative programming dedicated to entrepreneurial students, business families and their family offices.

Investing Through Borders

Investing Through Borders

Last week, business circles in Mumbai were abuzz with the news that the real estate billionaire Surendra Hiranandani had obtained a Cyprus citizenship and relinquished his Indian one. Before anyone could say ‘live tax-free’ he was quick to clarify that the reason he was leaving the shores was the ease of travel a European passport afforded, providing quick entry to most countries in the world.

Being mindful of the self-care app

Being mindful of the self-care app

Recently Shine, a pioneering app for self-care, got a Series-A funding of $5 million. The funding comes on the back of the news that the app has reached over 2 million subscribers worldwide in over 180 countries. Not bad for an app that has audio talks on living stress-free and relaxed.

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