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June 6, 2022

Investors continue to increase exposure to private markets, including private equity and private credit, at the expense of their public market equity and fixed income allocations. So, what is driving this behaviour asks Darren Spencer of Russell Investments?

Investor interest and participation in private markets continues to grow. Indeed, investors continue to increase exposure to private markets, including private equity and private credit, at the expense of their public market equity and fixed income allocations. In fact, CEM Benchmarking noted there was an average allocation to private markets of 18.5% in 2020, which represents an increase of nearly 5% since 2012 [1]. So, what is driving this investor behaviour?

March 21, 2022

Implementing a successful private markets program as part of a total portfolio is not without some implementation challenges, says Russell Investments’ alternative investments client portfolio manager Darren Spencer, and perhaps the most pressing issue investors face which needs to be solved for is managing the J-curve.

March 17, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, property developer Nick Candy enlists a football legend for his Chelsea takeover bid; Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Khalifa buys a stake in an ethical fintech startup; and Dr. Kiran Patel expands his investment into electric vehicles.

Nick Candy enlists football icon Gianluca Vialli in Chelsea takeover bid

British luxury property developer Nick Candy has further bolstered his bid to buy embattled Premier League football club Chelsea by hiring the team’s former player-manager Gianluca Vialli as an advisor.

Candy, who, along with his brother Christian, has overseen such notable projects as London’s One Hyde Park and NoHo Square and Beverly Hills’s 9900 Wilshire, brought Vialli’s Tifosy Capital & Advisory on board ahead of the deadline for bids.

March 4, 2022

An 11th-generation member of the famed Italian banking family, Giorgio Sella has spent the past ten years supporting a sustainable and highly efficient power source... Kitenergy, a project that can generate alternative energy from high-altitude winds.

Since the late 16th-Century, Italy’s famed Sella family have been leaders in the textile industry – so much so, that in 1817, the family introduced the first Italian mechanized wool mill helping to spark the country’s industrial revolution. Two generations later, the formation of Banca Sella solidified the family’s reputation.

February 24, 2022

Russell Investments’ alternative investments client portfolio manager Darren Spencer discusses why venture capital should be a focus for all serious investors.

January 28, 2022

The results of an exclusive report by Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth into venture portfolio investment found that family offices are investing in impactful, specialist, diverse and female-led venture funds. Jennifer Steans, President and CEO of Financial Investments Corporation gives her insights into the report’s key findings.

The results of an exclusive report by Silicon Valley Bank and Campden Wealth into venture portfolio investment found that family offices are investing in specialist, diverse and female-led venture funds. 80% of family offices are making venture investments in impact-focused funds and start-ups.

Jennifer Steans, President and CEO of Financial Investments Corporation and senior member of her own family office gives her insights into the report’s key findings.
 

December 10, 2021

Dr Andrea Illy is the chairman of illycaffe SpA, a family-owned business and the first B Corporation coffee company in Italy. Illy, who is a trained chemist, environmental expert and innovator, has made illycaffe synonymous with sustainability and quality.

Dr Andrea Illy is the chairman of illycaffe SpA, a family-owned business and the first B Corporation coffee company in Italy. Illy, who is a trained chemist, environmental expert and innovator, has made illycaffe synonymous with sustainability and quality.

April 7, 2010

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth-generation, is attempting to highlight its increasing commitment to sustainability around the world with a new ad campaign.

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth-generation, is attempting to highlight its increasing commitment to sustainability around the world with a new ad campaign.

The campaign is focused on the work SC Johnson does to increase sustainable farming of its products in the East African region, specifically Rwanda.

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