The Nordic Tech Startup Scene: Q&A With Pontus Stråhlman of Spinnaker Ventures
June 15 – 21. 2019
Nearly 9,000 kilometers away from Silicon Valley, a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, tech savvy and new capital is creating a startup hub at the periphery of Northern Europe. Despite being home to only 3.6% of the continent’s population, the Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) accounted for more than 10% of the venture capital funding in Europe last year, according to data published by Sifted.
Investor Interest in Eastern European Hedge Funds, Real Estate on the Rise
May 6 - 10. 2019
Eastern Europe’s transformation into a hot spot for global wealth appears to be well underway. A lack of capital market efficiency creates ample opportunity for investors seeking alpha. In recent years, it seems the hunt for market outperformance has led to the former Soviet states and Russia. Money isn’t just flowing into the region, it’s also being created. According to Bloomberg, Russia is now home to 189,500 ultra-wealthy individuals.
France’s Wealthiest Families Step Up To Rescue Notre Dame
Image Credit: Notre Dame - LeLaisserPasserA38 [CC BY-SA4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/l= icenses/by-sa/4.0)] France's three wealthiest families and their family offices are spearheading an effort to rescue and restore the historic Notre Dame Cathed...READ MORE
Deal or No Deal: Brexit’s Impact on Family Offices May Be Overblown
Per Wimmer Founder and CEO Wimmer Family Office Brexit’s ultimate impact on family offices and private investors will likely be minimal at best, according to experts who spoke to MarketCurrents. Britain’s decision ...READ MORE
Edmond de Rothschild’s PE Focus: Q&A With Johnny El Hachem
Feb 25 – Mar 01. 2019
The Edmond de Rothschild Group manages €15 billion in non-listed assets globally. It is focusing private equity’s efforts on forward-looking sectors, such as urban development or agroforestry in Europe, Africa and Latin America. In recent years, the focus has been particularly concentrated on businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and real estate in Europe.
Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Family Offices
Jason Michaels Senior Manager, Private Client Services RSM The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on family offices is unprecedented, according to Jason Michaels, Senior Manager, Private Client Service...READ MORE
Impact Investments and Aligning Family and Family Office Interests: Q&A With Michael Tiedemann
Feb 18 – 22. 2019
When Carl Tiedemann established Tiedemann Advisors in 1999, he wanted to offer clients two things: the freedom to fire their trustee and the flexibility of being deeply involved in the investment planning process. Tiedemann believed the lack of these two critical elements were the underlying reason for his own family’s experience with trustees and wealth managers since the turn of the 20th century.
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...READ MORE
U.S. Family Businesses Face Looming Succession Crisis
Despite a successful 16-year run as a medium-sized business, Montana-based Grandma Hoot Products was nearly liquidated in 2017. Owner Joyce Previte launched the condiment company in 2002, eventually bringing her husband Keith on board to manage sales and distribution. Now in the...READ MORE