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September 14, 2022

With decades of environmentalist credentials under his belt, could King Charles III be a significant force in fighting climate change and inspiring ESG transformation?

For the past 50-plus years, the newly appointed King Charles III has spoken out about climate change, pollution and deforestation. From urging world leaders to adopt a “Warlike footing” against the climate crisis at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to adopting organic farming on his estates and even adapting his vintage Aston Martin to run on surplus white wine and whey cheese, it’s little wonder his majesty is already being dubbed the “Climate King”.

September 13, 2022

The Tasmanian chairman of KPMG Australia discusses the key issues families are facing, focussing on ESG issues and the advice he would give to his younger self.

Since joining multinational professional services network KPMG in 1983, Tasmanian-born Paul Green has worked across a range of disciplines, from audit to corporate recovery to management consultancy.

Paul’s pragmatic approach to problem solving, broad career experience and genuine interest in people makes him a great resource for family businesses and family offices looking to further establish themselves within the Asia-Pacific region.

August 30, 2022

CleanHub builds an asset-light waste management company, funded by consumer goods brands, to stop ocean plastic and enable the circular economy. Leading VC firm Lakestar talks to founder and chief executive officer Joel Tasche.

CleanHub builds an asset-light waste management company, funded by consumer goods brands, to stop ocean plastic and enable the circular economy. Leading VC firm Lakestar talks to founder and chief executive officer Joel Tasche.

The sea has long been a source of inspiration for artists, but for one surfer it was the source of inspiration for a company.

August 22, 2022

This year, the global population surpassed eight billion people. The extraordinary population growth over the past century has relied upon, and been enabled by, the birth of vast industrial farming systems. Food, on aggregate, is plentiful. Yet today, the dual issues of food security and sustainability loom as large as they have done in the post-industrial era. These megatrends present sources of both investment risk and opportunity, says Harry Sevier of Ruffer LLP.

This year, the global population surpassed eight billion people.

The extraordinary population growth over the past century has relied upon, and been enabled by, the birth of vast industrial farming systems. Food, on aggregate, is plentiful. Yet today, the dual issues of food security and sustainability loom as large as they have done in the post-industrial era. These megatrends present sources of both investment risk and opportunity.

July 18, 2022

How is the trust concept of ‘Benefit’ evolving to fit today’s world? Alice Killingbeck, director at KPMG Law, takes a closer look.

On May 14, 2021, the Jersey Royal Court handed down a contemporary judgment “In the matter of the May Trust”, reflective of the modern world’s acceptance that inherited wealth is increasingly intertwined with a family’s purpose and values, tax morality and public reputation.

July 15, 2022

It is hard to overstate how far free and unlimited central bank liquidity has rewired the financial system. As central bankers extract themselves from the monetary rabbit hole they have burrowed their way into, the damage to traditional portfolios is likely to be considerable, says Jamie Dannhauser of Ruffer LLP.

It is hard to overstate how far free and unlimited central bank liquidity has rewired the financial system. As central bankers extract themselves from the monetary rabbit hole they have burrowed their way into, the damage to traditional portfolios is likely to be considerable.

This tightening of monetary policy is happening because inflation has returned – with a vengeance. Central banks are lifting short-term interest rates at a brisk pace. But there is an additional danger for liquidation-prone markets: quantitative tightening (QT).

July 13, 2022

Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth’s report, Family Offices Investing in Venture Capital, July 2022, finds that family office participation in venture continues to grow despite macro concerns. 

The results of an exclusive report by Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth found that family office participation in venture continues to grow despite macro concerns.

July 6, 2022

With an increasing level of scrutiny on environmental, social and governance themes within the venture capital industry, leading VC firm Lakestar explains the processes they’ve put in place to ensure total transparency.

Lakestar has seen an increasing level of scrutiny on environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes within the venture capital (VC) industry. The introduction of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requiring mandatory reporting, the continued conversations on climate risk and the push for greater diversity amongst the workforce are just some of the topics driving the conversation on responsible investment and ESG. We will share some of the challenges we are seeing along with the initiatives we are undertaking in response.

June 21, 2022

The potential for uncorrelated, income-driven returns and structural inflation protection are two reasons why an allocation to unlisted infrastructure should be considered, says Michael Steingold of Russell Investments.

The potential for uncorrelated, income-driven returns and structural inflation protection are two reasons why an allocation to unlisted infrastructure should be considered [1]. However, there are several practical challenges facing investors to build and maintain a well-balanced, diversified infrastructure allocation that is appropriately positioned to harvest the benefits of the asset class.

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