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May 20, 2016

Family-backed fund Frog Capital has attracted €9 million ($10.1 million) from British Business Bank Investments as it looks to invest in more high-growth technology businesses.

Family-backed fund Frog Capital has attracted €9 million ($10.1 million) from British Business Bank Investments as it looks to invest in more high-growth technology businesses.

Several families are among the 14 investors in Frog Capital II, a €90 million fund run by London-based Frog Capital that has already invested in two digital businesses.

May 10, 2016

Wildcat Capital, which manages funds for the American billionaire David Bonderman, has called for management changes at a pharmaceutical firm, representing a rare public case of shareholder activism by a family office.

Wildcat Capital, which manages funds for the American billionaire David Bonderman, has called for management changes at a pharmaceutical firm, representing a rare public case of shareholder activism by a family office.

In a strongly worded letter, Wildcat raised concerns over corporate governance at Sorrento Therapeutics and said the chief executive, Henry Ji, should be replaced.

May 6, 2016

David Chong, the founder of a Singapore-based trust company that came under fire for data breaches and allegations of tax evasion in 2013, has launched a new commercial multi family office. 

David Chong, the founder of Singapore-based trust company Portcullis Group, which faced allegations in 2013 that its services were used by some clients to avoid taxes, has launched a new commercial multi family office. 

Operating out of Hong Kong and Singapore, Fusang Family Office is looking to expand upon the conventional investment-focused model found in Asia and offer western-style services such as succession planning.

April 14, 2016

Greybull Capital, the British family office that purchased Tata Steel’s European Long Products division this week, expects to return the loss-making business to profitability within one year, despite intense pressure from Chinese rivals.

Greybull Capital, the British family office that purchased Tata Steel’s European Long Products division this week, expects to return the loss-making business to profitability within one year, despite intense pressure from Chinese rivals.

The statement from Marc Meyohas, co-founder of Greybull Capital and former CEO of Cityspace, comes shortly after the family office announced plans to buy Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe-based plant, saving 4,400 jobs.

March 18, 2016

The kidnapping of German billionaire Reinhold Würth’s disabled son and the gassing of F1 racing driver Jenson Button and his wife by burglars at a St Tropez villa are just two recent examples of high-profile personal security breaches. Here CampdenFO presents the results of its online personal security poll, conducted on behalf of SecTech UK, and speaks to two security experts

Security is a head in the sand issue with very few people addressing it until it is too late, experts warn. Despite the high-profile incidents mentioned above, almost half (44%) of family office respondents in the Global Family Office Report 2015 had no risk controls for personal security. To find out more, CampdenFO undertook an eight-week online survey on concerns about personal security.

March 11, 2016

The operational structure of a family office, its asset base, who it is intended to serve, and with what investments and services, are all key drivers of costs. For first generation family offices, the client base is relatively small and considerations over the extent of service are based largely on personal preference.

The operational structure of a family office, its asset base, who it is intended to serve, and with what investments and services, are all key drivers of costs. For first generation family offices, the client base is relatively small and considerations over the extent of service are based largely on personal preference.

March 11, 2016

Costs in the average family office are up. Is it possible to retain value while trimming back expenditures through outsourcing and technology? Alison Ebbage takes a look

March 4, 2016

A significant increase in the number of Asian billionaires over the next decade could result in a new class of family office that is optimised for growing wealth, according to a regional adviser.

A significant increase in the number of Asian billionaires over the next decade could result in a new class of family office that is optimised for growing wealth, according to a regional adviser.

Patricia Woo, senior consultant for international legal practice Squire Patton Boggs, made her comments in response to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2016, which was released this week.

November 13, 2015

Costs, CEO pay, assets, performance. All these came under the spotlight in the second annual Global Family Office Report. While the inaugural report was about debunking myths from the industry, this year's edition examines what trends have emerged from that starting point. 

Increases in costs and an optimistic performance outlook for the year ahead are some of the main findings to come out of Campden Wealth’s second Global Family Office Report, produced in conjunction with UBS. This year the annual report, which sheds light on investments, costs, and services within family offices, takes an in-depth look at three asset categories: private equity; real estate; and hedge funds. This special section includes interviews with family office executives and service providers, who have helped question a few commonly-held beliefs.

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