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October 14, 2021

The Cayman Islands is a highly attractive jurisdiction for setting up family offices and in recent years, many ultra-high net worth families have chosen to make the British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea both their home and their headquarters for their global operations. 

The Cayman Islands is a highly attractive jurisdiction for setting up family offices and in recent years, many ultra-high net worth families have chosen to make the British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea both their home and their headquarters for their global operations.

October 3, 2021

Family philanthropists agree the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated their sustainable investments, not only driven by their re-evaluation of wealth with purpose priorities, but also by changing consumer expectations and gainful market returns.

Family philanthropists agree the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated their sustainable investments, not only driven by their re-evaluation of wealth with purpose priorities, but also by changing consumer expectations and gainful market returns.

September 26, 2021

Family principals engaged in sustainable investing welcome the rising interest among private wealth holders in investing to tackle the climate crisis, but some warn real world action must follow and insist families can take the lead in positive change.

Family principals engaged in sustainable investing welcome the rising interest among private wealth holders in investing to tackle the climate crisis, but some warn real world action must follow and insist families can take the lead in positive change.

Some families said they see environmentally sustainable investing as a way for private and public investors to collaborate. Others see the discipline as a core family business value, or as part of a broader trend in environmental, social and governance investing over centuries.

September 15, 2021

Wealthy families, foundations and individuals with an estimated total net worth of $328 billion are accelerating their interests in sustainable and impact investing to an unprecedented level, propelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and climate crisis.

Wealthy families, foundations and individuals with an estimated total net worth of $328 billion are accelerating their interests in sustainable and impact investing to an unprecedented level, propelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and climate crisis.

An overwhelming majority surveyed by Campden Wealth in 2021 said the transition to net-zero emission was the “greatest commercial opportunity of our age”. Investors were aligning their portfolios with their climate-conscious commitments and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

September 10, 2021

Chairman Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen secures Lego’s legacy with son’s succession, JCB heir Jo Bamford ventures into green hydrogen projects, JD.com founder Richard Liu makes way for successor.

Chairman Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen secures Lego’s legacy with son’s succession

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the patriarch of the Danish family-owned toy giant Lego, says it is important to sustain the group’s legacy as he transfers control to his fourth-generation son.

September 8, 2021

Whatever your preferred word of choice is for describing a process that’s far from straightforward, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing fits the bill. We don’t say this lightly, either, given that the bar for complexity around most investment matters is typically quite high. But when it comes to incorporating ESG factors into an investment process, the complexities involved can rise to a new level.

Whatever your preferred word of choice is for describing a process that’s far from straightforward, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing fits the bill. We don’t say this lightly, either, given that the bar for complexity around most investment matters is typically quite high. But when it comes to incorporating ESG factors into an investment process, the complexities involved can rise to a new level.

July 13, 2021

We have been talking of inflation for well over a decade—which is not the same thing as calling its timing. An impasse was created by the failure of the economy to grow after the 2008 crisis—all the risks (as we patiently explained) were deflationary, and in vain did the central banks and governments try to force an inflationary impulse into a sluggish world. Their primary weapon? An invention, deployed on a grand scale—quantitative easing (QE to its friends).

I am writing this just before a US inflation report which, to quote Bloomberg, “May provide clues on the monetary-policy outlook; S&P futures were little changed, as were European stocks [awaiting] the next policy statement from the European Central Bank…”

June 21, 2021

Benetton family channel $9.7 billion sale proceeds into co-investments, Weston family puts Selfridges up for sale for $5.5 billion, Walton family raises $2.1 billion from Walmart shares.

Benetton family channel $9.7 billion sale proceeds into co-investments

The Italian infrastructure company controlled by the Benetton family has offloaded its Italian road toll subsidiary for $9.7 billion and says it will use the proceeds to reinvest in technological, digital and sustainable partnerships.

June 17, 2021

“I have little doubt that with excess savings, new stimulus savings, huge deficit spending, more QE, a new potential infrastructure bill, a successful vaccine and euphoria around the end of the pandemic, the US economy will likely boom,” Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, said in May 2021.

The number of companies raising prices in the United States is at a 35-year high.

“I have little doubt that with excess savings, new stimulus savings, huge deficit spending, more QE, a new potential infrastructure bill, a successful vaccine and euphoria around the end of the pandemic, the US economy will likely boom,” Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, said in May 2021.

“This boom could easily run into 2023 because all the spending could extend well into 2023.”

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