Grappling With Succession in a Family Business: Q&A With Wells Fargo’s Chris Pegg
Jan 29 – Feb 01. 2019
Succession planning across multiple generations is likely to be one of the biggest struggles of managing a family business. Research from consulting firm Ernst & Young suggests that 80% of companies will change management within a given 10-year period but 62% have not yet picked a successor.
What Is the Future of Carried Interest?
Changing the tax treatment of carried interest was meant to be a cornerstone of the Trump administration’s tax overhaul in 2017. It was also one of the few policies that had bipartisan support in Congress. However, the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 left ...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
Nov 05 - 09. 2018
“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.
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
Facing Argentina’s Currency Crisis: Q&A with Praxis’ Diego Ros Rooney
Oct 01 – 05. 2018
After an economic boom in 2017, Argentina’s currency has spent much of this year plummeting. The peso has lost nearly 54% of its value against the U.S. dollar (USD) since the start of the year.Nervous about the economy, President Mauricio Macri has introduced austerity measures and cash handouts to prevent a meltdown. Foreign and domestic investors in Argentine assets are now faced with a potential crisis.
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.