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April 3, 2019

Sustainable investment assets have rocketed by more than a third in value in two years to $30 trillion worldwide, according to the new Global Sustainable Investment Review out this week.

Sustainable investment assets have rocketed by more than a third in value in two years to $30 trillion worldwide, according to the new Global Sustainable Investment Review out this week.

Japan, followed by Australia-New Zealand and Canada powered growth the most while Europe, the United States and Japan had the highest value of sustainable investing assets.

December 15, 2014

A chance discovery in a bookshop led Guy Spier to value investing – and a $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffett. CampdenFB found out how the investment philosophy led him down a different path – both as an investor and a person. 

Forget about bonds, forget real estate, forget venture capital. If Guy Spier were the principal of a €5 billion family office he would invest virtually everything in a handful of substantial – but undervalued – listed companies.

June 25, 2013

Economists are the crystal-ball gazers of our age, but number-crunching isn’t always the best way to make predictions.
 

November 8, 2011

When the going gets tough, the tough get spending. This, at any rate, is the view of Richard Koo, senior economist at the Nomura Research Institute, who has developed quite a reputation for arguing governments in the west should be investing rather than saving money to rescue their economies.

When the going gets tough, the tough get spending.

This, at any rate, is the view of Richard Koo, senior economist at the Nomura Research Institute, who has developed quite a reputation for arguing governments in the west should be investing rather than saving money to rescue their economies.

November 25, 2010

Private and institutional investors are increasingly investing in private companies as a way of diversifying their portfolios at a time when public markets are delivering poor performance.

Private and institutional investors are increasingly investing in private companies as a way of diversifying their portfolios at a time when public markets are delivering poor performance.

High profile deals include Russian internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner's $200 million investment for 2% of social networking phenomenon Facebook. Milner has also bought shares in internet companies Zynga and Groupon.

October 26, 2009

Family offices have been hit hard by the collapse of once reputable institutions and the exposure of fraudulent financial schemes. The question now is how to mitigate risk in the future and invest again with confidence?

The impact of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and similar financial institutions on family offices last year was profound. In particular, family offices are reviewing the standards of regulation in jurisdictions where they hold assets. If there are perceived weaknesses in supervision, they are moving their holdings to other, more scrupulous centres.

January 22, 2009

Six months ago I wrote a column warning investors not to be swayed by the allure of so-called star managers who become famous for what is often fleeting outperformance.It would now appear that my warning was justified and just possibly the cult of star managers is drawing to a close

Six months ago I wrote a column warning investors not to be swayed by the allure of so-called star managers who become famous for what is often fleeting outperformance. It would now appear that my warning was justified and just possibly the cult of star managers is drawing to a close as previous high profile individuals struggle in the current volatile markets.
 

January 1, 2007

Record oil prices mean the number of HNWIs in the Middle East has risen to unprecedented levels and wealth management is now big business. Jane Dellar looks at the services being offered and the impact on the financial services industry globally

Jane Dellar is managing director of Bahrain Financial Services Development Bureau.

Record oil prices mean the number of HNWIs in the Middle East has risen to unprecedented levels and wealth management is now big business. Jane Dellar looks at the services being offered and the impact on the financial services industry globally

May 1, 2006

Family businesses have always had their principles and integrity as part of the drive behind their business. Now that corporate responsibility has spread throughout the business world, Bob Reynolds examines the effect of SRI

Bob Reynolds is editor of Offshore Red.

Family businesses have always had their principles and integrity as part of the drive behind their business. Now that corporate responsibility has spread throughout the business world, Bob Reynolds examines the effect of SRI

Family offices across the world are at the forefront of the move to socially responsible investing (SRI). Family offices are led by core principles, and investment strategies will reflect the charitable, social or political focus of each group.

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