Beating the Third Generation Curse
Oct 22 - 26. 2018
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
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?
Sep 24 - 28. 2018
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
Sep 24 – 28. 2018
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.
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
Tackling Cybersecurity Risks: Q&A with Andy Hart of Delegate Advisors
Sep 24 – 28. 2018
Family offices are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks and the long list of cybersecurity threats they face continues to grow.In recent years, Andy Hart, Managing Partner of San Francisco-based Delegate Advisors, has become increasingly focused on the growing risk of cyberattacks and has bolstered cybersecurity at his multi-family office with sophisticated software and regular audits.
Do Hong Kong’s Listed Family-Owned Enterprises Need to Bolster Governance?
A significant number of companies listed on Hong Kong’s stock exchange are owned and operated by families, some of whom face the challenge of bolstering corporate governance or risk losing the faith of a growing number of professional investors. These family-owned businesses are what investors ...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
How to Create a Fair Family Business
Sep 03 - 07. 2018
Creating an equitable workplace is a challenge many businesses face. For family-owned businesses, the challenge can be amplified. Hiring and promoting family members isn’t necessarily wrong, but when handled poorly it could create ill will with non-family employees.
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Succession Planning
Sep 03 - 07. 2018
Besides growing and sustaining a business, the biggest challenge entrepreneurs face is succession planning. Making a decision on succession is as daunting as it is necessary. The complexity is compounded when the business is family owned and the successors are likely to be the next generation.