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January 7, 2016

French family office Groupe Arnault and the eponymous family’s luxury fashion empire LVMH are joining forces with US-based private equity firm Catterton to launch a new global consumer-focused investment firm, L Catterton. 

French family office Groupe Arnault and the eponymous family’s luxury fashion empire LVMH are joining forces with US-based private equity firm Catterton to launch a new global consumer-focused investment firm, L Catterton.

With six distinct fund strategies and expectations to have $12 billion worth of assets under its management once the transaction has been finalised, L Catterton is set to become the largest consumer-focused firm of its kind.

December 23, 2015

Peer-to-peer lending, family offices dialling up on risk, and big bets on gold– these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2015. What were the most read news stories on CampdenFB in 2015? The results may surprise you.

Peer-to-peer lending, family offices dialling up on risk, and big bets on gold– these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2015. What were the most read news stories on CampdenFB in 2015? The results may surprise you.

1) Luxembourg based family office launched P2P-focused asset manager

December 21, 2015

Real estate and agricultural land remain the most popular investments for ultra-high net worth families, says new research by international family office Stonehage Fleming – although the family business remains their central asset. 

Real estate and agricultural land remain the most popular investments for ultra-high net worth families, says new research by international family office Stonehage Fleming – although the family business remains their central asset.

Four Pillars of Capital for the Twenty First Century found that 78% of families would hold real estate and agricultural land and 67% said they would hold equities as a long-term strategy.

December 16, 2015

State-owned Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is to set up a private equity fund to help family businesses, but a family business expert questions to what degree it will achieve its aim of helping them go public. 

State-owned Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is to set up a private equity fund to help family businesses, but a family business expert questions to what degree it will achieve its aim of helping them go public.

The initiative is the first of many more planned by the CDP as part of its plans to invest in domestic companies and help boost the country’s economy.

The private equity fund is one of the pillars of the new business plan.

December 9, 2015

Three quarters of single family offices report that their direct investments are outperforming their other holdings, with a further 70% stating that their private equity fund investments are outperforming.

Three quarters of single family offices report that their direct investments are outperforming their other holdings, with a further 70% stating that their private equity fund investments are outperforming.

The research, by online private equity platform iCapital Network, found 62% of single family offices invest in private equity, with 70% allocated between 10 to 20% of their portfolio. A small group (8%) allocated more than 50% to private investments.

November 17, 2015

Families of wealth in Asia are increasingly looking to impact investing rather philanthropy to achieve social and environmental good, according to a new report released this week.

Families of wealth in Asia are increasingly looking to impact investing rather philanthropy to achieve social and environmental good, according to a new report released this week.

Over the next three years families anticipate allocating 44% of their “doing good capital” to impact investing, compared with 33% today.

November 11, 2015

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Bank lending still accounts for 48% of all corporate funding in western Europe, the report said, but almost half of corporates expect their use of alternative finance to increase over the next five years.

September 18, 2015

Sewage gas to bioplastics, hybrid drive to thermal waste – the definition of CleanTech is ever-evolving and it is a lot more than your standard solar panel or wind turbine.

Sewage gas to bioplastics, hybrid drive to thermal waste – the definition of CleanTech is ever-evolving and it is a lot more than your standard solar panel or wind turbine.

September 10, 2015

For decades, wealthy European families have been deploying part of their capital into infrastructure – and often directly into assets. 

For decades, wealthy European families have been deploying part of their capital into infrastructure – and often directly into assets. 

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