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December 14, 2012

External asset advisers are benefiting from a growing distrust among wealthy families in big banks, according to a director at financial research firm Cerulli Associates.

External asset advisers are benefiting from a growing distrust among wealthy families in big banks, according to a director at financial research firm Cerulli Associates.



Following the 2008/2009 financial crisis, Bing Waldert reckons the wealthy are increasingly using multi family offices to manage their money – and MFOs in turn are making use of external asset advisers. 
 

October 19, 2011

We used to be uncertain. Now we’re nothing like as sure. Even Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, admits to being fearful, with trillions and trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines because investors and companies lack confidence in the future.

We used to be uncertain. Now we’re nothing like as sure.

Even Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, admits to being fearful, with trillions and trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines because investors and companies lack confidence in the future.

According to private bank Coutts the proportion of entrepreneurs keen to sell businesses through management buyouts has tripled since the credit crisis ended. But chance would be a fine thing.

September 21, 2011

Period jewellery with a real history is splendid to wear and the stones and precious metals you acquire have the potential to rise substantially in value over time.

Period jewellery with a real history is splendid to wear and the stones and precious metals you acquire have the potential to rise substantially in value over time.

There are various styles and periods to choose from depending on your taste, whether you are purely profit seeking or simply driven by the desire to wear beautiful items. At present, dealers single out art deco pieces from 1920 to 1935 as the most popular, given their strong aesthetic appeal.

September 21, 2011

Africa could be on the brink of an economic take-off, much like China was 30 years ago and India 20 years ago. Political advancement and recent economic growth are making the continent an increasingly attractive investment option.

Africa could be on the brink of an economic take-off, much like China was 30 years ago and India 20 years ago. Political advancement and recent economic growth are making the continent an increasingly attractive investment option.

But investing in the continent isn't something to be taken lightly. Jeremy Hazlehurst looks at why.

Read the full story at CampdenFO.

August 10, 2011

Growing confidence among Indian family businesses to be able to compete with the best in the world has accelerated their investments abroad, according to Kavil Ramachandran of the Indian School of Business.

Growing confidence among Indian family businesses to be able to compete with the best in the world has accelerated their investments abroad, according to Kavil Ramachandran of the Indian School of Business.

The Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of Family Business and Wealth Management told CampdenFB that overseas acquisitions and investments is a rising trend.

February 15, 2011

Billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s new asset manager, Northill Capital, is set to complete its first deal from a potential $1 billion war chest, according to a report in Financial News.

Billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s new asset manager, Northill Capital, is set to complete its first deal from a potential $1 billion war chest, according to a report in Financial News.  

John Little, who joined Northill last year after being vice-chairman of asset management company BNY Mellon, told Financial News: “Northill has $1bn from the family to deploy, in seed capital or equity capital. That is a target, it could be more, it could be less.”

February 14, 2011

John Elkann, head of family-controlled Fiat, has taken over as chief executive of the family’s investment company Exor, adding to his current role of chairman.

John Elkann, head of family-controlled Fiat, has taken over as chief executive of the family’s investment company Exor, adding to his current role of chairman.

In a statement, the Turin-based investment company said that besides Elkann’s appointment as chief executive, it had also appointed its first chief investment officer. Tobias Brown, former investment officer for late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, is to take over Exor’s worldwide investment activities.

February 7, 2011

Multi-family office HQ Trust is to split its investment advice between two of its managing directors after the departure of its chief investment officer.

Multi-family office HQ Trust is to split its investment advice between two of its managing directors after the departure of its chief investment officer.
 
Managing directors Fritz Becker and Christian Stadermann will oversee the work of Markus Stadlmann, the former chief investment officer who has left earlier to join Barclays Wealth to head their discretionary investing efforts. 
 
A spokeswoman for HQ Trust said Stadlmann wouldn't be replaced.
 

January 12, 2011

Frontier markets could see an annual growth of 11% over the next 10 years, predicted asset managers Swiss & Global Asset Management, outperforming many developed and mature emerging markets.

Frontier markets could see an annual growth of 11% over the next 10 years, predicted asset managers Swiss & Global Asset Management, outperforming many developed and mature emerging markets.

Good economic prospects, strong demography and limited penetration by the stock market when compared to the overall GDP are some of the factors that can help these frontier markets grow, said the study.

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