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July 10, 2014

The head of strategic planning at technology-company Infosys, Ganapathy Subramanian, will reportedly step down after a nearly a decade and take on a managerial role at the chief executive’s family office. 

The head of strategic planning at technology-company Infosys, Ganapathy Subramanian, will reportedly step down after a nearly a decade and take on a managerial role at the chief executive’s family office.

According to an article from Business Standard, Subramanian will join Infosys’ cofounder S D Shibulal – set to retire in August – at his family office Innovations Investment Management India in Bangalore in the near future.

July 3, 2014

By their very nature single family offices are unique. So how do you go about establishing a bespoke structure for your family when there is no one else to compare yourself to?

Families face a dizzying array of concerns and choices when deciding the details of how to structure their family offices. When families look at the multi family office model, the services, fees and the funds on offer can be easily compared like-for-like. But single family offices (SFOs) are a bespoke bundle. They can be totally unique in their goals and how they are structured to achieve these goals. So how should families ensure they have the best set-up for their SFO?

April 18, 2014

A social media platform for wealthy families has targeted the same demographic that uses its service to raise €1.2 million to fund its growing advisory division and establish a new arm that will offer advice on social impact investing.

A social media platform for wealthy families has targeted the same demographic that uses its service to raise €1.2 million to fund its growing advisory division and establish a new arm that will offer advice on social impact investing.

Launched in 2008, several years after Facebook was founded and Twitter was taking off, TrustedFamily aims to aid multi-generational families spread across jurisdictions to keep in contact and liaise about professional, financial and personal matters.

April 11, 2014

A Manhattan Federal Court has approved SAC Capital’s $1.2 billion (€867 million) settlement for insider trading.

A Manhattan Federal Court has approved SAC Capital’s $1.2 billion (€867 million) settlement for insider trading.

As part of the settlement, SAC Capital is required to pay the $1.2 billion financial penalty on top of the $616 million it had already agreed to pay to the US Securities & Exchange Commission.

US prosecutors announced in November last year that SAC Capital had agreed to plead guilty to insider trading charges, although its founder Steven Cohen was not charged with any crime.

March 26, 2014

Just as people recognise the inherent value of a respected brand, particularly luxury brands, family offices have become like the ultimate luxury item — exclusive, elusive and expensive to own. Now a new subset of this elite moniker, virtual family offices (VFO), is evolving. 

There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the use and abuse of the term “family office”, and for good reason. Many institutions that are not strictly family offices tag on the phrase because they are eager for the kudos of being recognised as one.

Just as people recognise the inherent value of a respected brand, particularly luxury brands, family offices have become like the ultimate luxury item — exclusive, elusive and expensive to own. Now a new subset of this elite moniker, virtual family offices (VFO), is evolving.

February 17, 2014

The family behind multi-billion-dollar financial services firm Fidelity Investments have recruited a former ice hockey star and private equity boss to run their family office.

The family behind multi-billion-dollar financial services firm Fidelity Investments have recruited a former ice hockey star and private equity boss to run their family office.

Lane MacDonald, who represented the US at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, will join the private investment firm as president at the end of the month.

February 13, 2014

As private banks increasingly court the lucrative family office market, a peer-reviewed survey has ranked UBS the top provider for the lucrative customer segment.

As private banks increasingly court the lucrative family office market, a peer-reviewed survey has ranked UBS the top provider for the lucrative customer segment.

The Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey placed UBS’s Swiss-rival Credit Suisse second, while JPMorgan, Pictet and HSBC rounded off the list.

December 19, 2013

A firm that evolved from the family office of a leading Brazilian company in the consumer segment is now selectively taking on new clients. CampdenFB talks to Felipe Andrade, one of its partners in São Paulo

It is striking that the office of one of Brazil’s most important fund managers is on a compact side street rather than one of the city’s main boulevards. It is as if wealth in the nation’s business capital is something to be kept discrete. The most obvious thing about Rua Amauri, tucked away off a main business thoroughfare is the number of restaurants all exuding an unmistakeable air of understated elegance.

December 3, 2013

Fortunes are made in recessions, so the saying goes. But they are cemented at the start of a recovery. 

Fortunes are made in recessions, so the saying goes. But they are cemented at the start of a recovery. That’s now, most people agree, which means that now is the time to start creating the long-term relationships to ensure that you make the most of the good years that are on the horizon.

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