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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.

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.

August 4, 2015

Peer-to-peer lending is coming of age, thanks in part to innovative new technology and healthy returns for lenders, but is the time right for family offices to introduce this fledgling asset class to their portfolios? 

May 21, 2015

Google’s chairman is among several tech and media executives investing in an Uber-style app that provides helicopter services for New Yorkers.

Google’s chairman is among several tech and media executives investing in an Uber-style app that provides helicopter services for New Yorkers.

Blade launched a year ago and flies users to destinations such as the Hamptons, Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard, as well as local airports. A single trip starts around $575.

Eric Schmidt, alongside Barry Diller and David Zaslavs has invested $6 million in the company, which was started with just $50,000. The latest investment values the company at $25 million.

March 13, 2015

Families seeking access to quality deal flow for co- and direct investments can now access a new fund structure aimed at improving the calibre of deals seen by family offices.

Families seeking access to quality deal flow for co- and direct investments can now access a new fund structure aimed at improving the calibre of deals seen by family offices.

Advisory firm Alberleen Group has developed an investment vehicle designed to meet the needs of family offices and lets private investors co-invest in the proprietary deal flow seen by the firm’s cooperative of investment banking teams.

January 30, 2015

British airline Monarch has said it expects to return to profit this year following a multi-million pound rescue package by Greybull Capital family office, which purchased the firm in October.

British airline Monarch has said it expects to return to profit this year following a multi-million pound rescue package by Greybull Capital family office, which purchased the firm in October.

The Luton-based airline was reportedly on the brink of collapse before Greybull Capital, headed by the Meyohas brothers, injected £125 million (€166 million) in October in exchange for a 90% stake.

January 23, 2015

The demand for state-of-the-art warehouses to park art and other valuable collectibles is growing – due in no small part to their tax-free advantages. So does it make sense for a family office to hide its art away?

December 1, 2014

Russian aggression in Ukraine, Ebola in West Africa, Middle Eastern conflict, US midterm elections and a continuing debt crisis in Europe. Even if global macro funds are poor performers, geopolitics and macroeconomic data needs to be central to your asset allocation decision-making. 

In terms of performance, hedge funds have had it rough the past few years. And of all the alternative investment styles, global macro has arguably had it the worst. Global macro strategies try to forecast macroeconomic developments around the world, such as interest rates, geopolitics, government policies and so on.

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