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February 24, 2022

Chaired by fifth-generation family member Jamie Cayzer-Colvin, The Oak Project aims to creatively encourage people to reconnect with the natural world. As impact investment increases in importance for family offices, Campden FB talks to project director Helen Meech about the benefits of a programme that helps us get back to nature.

Our connection with nature is more vital than ever and family offices and businesses are readily responding to the desire to adopt ESG considerations.

According to Campden Wealth’s Investing for Global Impact: A Power for Good 2021 report, impact investing adoption is growing at a phenomenal pace with average portfolio allocations rising from 20% in 2019 to 36% in 2020 and a predicted rise to 47% in 2022 and 54% by 2027.

February 22, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Volkswagen is looking to float its Porsche brand in a potential IPO; Family offices are investing in a Buffett-led alternative energy group; and a Swedish billionaire fund backs new African tech VC investment.

Volkswagen looking to float Porsche brand in potential IPO

Car manufacturer Volkswagen is in “Advanced discussions” to float its Porsche brand in what could result in one of the largest initial public offerings (IPOs) in Germany for years.

VW, the world’s second-largest carmaker by volume released a statement saying that it was in talks with its majority shareholder, Porsche SE - the German holding company owned by the founding family of Ferdinand Porsche.

February 18, 2022

With 2022 holding out the prospect of growth and relatively greater stability than recent years, KPMG partner Tom McGinness anticipates a few key subjects on the family business agenda.

With 2022 holding out the prospect of growth and relatively greater stability than recent years, KPMG partner Tom McGinness anticipates a few key subjects on the family business agenda.
 

Diversification-led acquisitions

February 17, 2022

The co-founder and president of leading blockchain specialists GDA Capital talks to us about getting started in digital asset investment, the perfect working day and what keeps him up at night.

A serial entrepreneur with a history of bringing disruptive technology to market, David Shafrir is the co-founder and president of GDA Capital, an advisory firm specialising in helping blockchain companies to scale globally, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the Metaverse.

Where are you right now?
I am based in Toronto. Currently I’m in our offices in downtown Toronto.

February 17, 2022

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the key takeaways from the UK Government’s Tax Administration and Maintenance Day.

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the key takeaways from the UK Government’s Tax Administration and Maintenance Day.

February 16, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller sells off his stock in Facebook owner Meta, Goldman Sachs creates a family office for senior employees and an Australian multi-family office sees a huge return on investment in Fortnite gaming company.

Stanley Druckenmiller dumps stake in Facebook parent Meta

The family office of billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller ditched a $35.9 million stake in Facebook parent Meta and revealed new investments worth $67 million in social media company Snap Inc. and nearly $100 million in oil corporation Chevron.

The share sale by the New York-based Duquesne Family Office suggests Meta’s shift in focus to the metaverse may not have represented a compelling case for Druckenmiller.

February 16, 2022

For nearly three decades, Dr. Werner Tschollar has been at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, biotech and financing industries. With a humanitarian approach to life and a savvy head for business, he has parlayed his extensive credentials and experience into a series of innovative products and treatments that have changed the quality of life for countless people.

For nearly three decades, Dr. Werner Tschollar has been at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, biotech and financing industries. With a humanitarian approach to life and a savvy head for business, he has parlayed his extensive credentials and experience into a series of innovative products and treatments that have changed the quality of life for countless people.

February 15, 2022

Inflation volatility is coming says Ruffer LLP’s investment director Duncan MacInnes.

Inflation volatility is coming says Ruffer LLP’s investment director Duncan MacInnes.

Inflation is at a 40-year high. Given Ruffer has warned against rising inflation for some time, you might be forgiven for thinking we’ve cracked open the fancy (chocolate-covered) biscuits.

Unfortunately, we cannot rest upon our laurels. Because, ironically, now inflation is perceived as a problem, we can rest assured it will soon appear ‘Transitory’. But appearances can be deceptive.

February 10, 2022

American family offices oppose a disclosure plan by the US Treasury Department, Nintendo founders’ family office bolster their mission to invest in Japanese business with a new acquisition, and Walmart heir’s global impact platform further pledges to clean up the seas.

American family offices oppose disclosure plan by US Treasury Department

Ultra-wealthy families are claiming they will be “Uniquely susceptible” to theft, fraud and kidnapping if a proposal by the US Treasury Department requiring American companies to disclose identities of their beneficial shareholders goes ahead.

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