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September 25, 2012

Very wealthy investors in the US appear to be more satisfied with their advisers after concerns in previous years, according to new research.

Very wealthy investors in the US appear to be more satisfied with their advisers after concerns in previous years, according to new research.

US research firm Spectrem Group found that 81% of investors with at least $25 million (€19.4 million) in net worth said they are satisfied with their advisers, compared with 66% in 2010 and 61% in 2007.

May 12, 2012

Vulpes Investment Management, an investment firm with offices in Geneva and Singapore, is looking to increase its investments in farmlands across the world, attracted by “returns of 5% to 10%” and long-term profitability.

Vulpes Investment Management, an investment firm with offices in Geneva and Singapore, is looking to increase its investments in farmlands across the world, attracted by “returns of 5% to 10%” and long-term profitability.

The company wants to raise between $50 million (€38.6 million) and $150 million in the next few months to expand its farm-focused fund Vulpes Agricultural Land Investment Company into Africa and eastern Europe.

April 9, 2012

Record numbers of companies are looking to private placements for funding. But how can family offices get involved? Jeremy Hazlehurst investigates.

March 7, 2012

A former partner of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll’s family office has launched a new co-investing platform for family offices. 

A former partner of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll’s family office has launched a new co-investing platform for family offices.

Basil Demeroutis, managing partner of the Family Office Real Estate Partnership and a former senior manager at Capricorn Investment Group, announced the initiative at international property show MIPIM in Cannes yesterday (6 March).

“It’s an alternative for families that would have traditionally invested in property funds or even those who might have gone it alone,” he told CampdenFB.

February 15, 2012

Family offices in Europe are increasingly focusing on investment opportunities in India, in a bid to take advantage of the country’s rapid economic growth.

Family offices in Europe are increasingly focusing on investment opportunities in India, in a bid to take advantage of the country’s rapid economic growth.

In Belgium, Verlinvest, the family office of one of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s founding families, recently bought a fifth of Cuisine Asia, a company controlling a number of restaurant chains across India.

The deal came less than two years after Verlinvest’s first investment in India. In November 2010, the firm acquired a 15% stake in winemaker Sula Wine.

February 14, 2012

The investment arm of family-controlled LVMH and Groupe Arnault has purchased a stake in Trendy International Group, as it looks to increase its exposure to China. 

The investment arm of family-controlled LVMH and Groupe Arnault has purchased a stake in Trendy International Group, as it looks to increase its exposure to China.

L Capital purchased a 10% stake in the fashion company along with a Chinese partner in a deal reportedly worth $200 million (€152 million).

A spokeswoman for L Capital confirmed the deal, which is thought to be the first time the investment group has taken a direct stake in a mainland Chinese company.

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