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November 17, 2022

While the unsettling multiple whammy of COVID-19 pandemic, a global inflation spike, rising interest rates, geopolitical perils and potential looming recession have driven a reduction in investment risk towards a more conservative and balanced strategy, Family Offices have nevertheless developed a taste for tech, according to Campden Wealth and RBC's The North America Family Office Report 2022.

While the unsettling multiple whammy of COVID-19 pandemic, a global inflation spike, rising interest rates, geopolitical perils and potential looming recession have driven a reduction in investment risk towards a more conservative and balanced strategy, North American Family Offices have nevertheless developed a taste for tech.

November 16, 2022

Campden Wealth and Royal Bank Of Canada reveal North American family offices outperformed their global peers in the new North America Family Office Report 2022. Despite a reduction in investment risk, family offices remain committed to private equity and new technologies.

North American family offices have continued to see their collective wealth and investment returns grow despite the aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent hike in inflation, interest rates and geopolitical risks, according to the North America Family Office Report 2022 by RBC and Campden Wealth.

November 14, 2022

Has the sell-off in long-dated bonds presented an opportunity to add risk to portfolios, asks Ruffer’s Jasmine Yeo?

Market sell-offs can provide the chance to buy quality assets at attractive valuations. Of course, if you can preserve capital as prices fall, then you’ll be better placed to take advantage of any opportunities that arise.

But buying equities isn’t the only way to dial up risk in portfolios today.

We see the recent falls at the long end of the US bond market as an opportunity worth grabbing.

November 7, 2022

As a report analysing the environmental impact of the top UHNW investments is released during COP27, should a wealth tax be imposed or is the blame being misdirected?

As a report analysing the environmental impact of the top ultra-high-net-worth investments is released at the start of COP27 in Egypt (and ahead of Campden Wealth's ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 6-7), should a wealth tax be imposed or is the blame being misdirected?

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened with a stark message.

November 7, 2022

Hexem founder Michael Siegert discusses the development of a wastewater treatment technology which allows the recovery of energy and clean water at a much smaller footprint than current technologies.

The European energy crises has been caused by a mix of various factors, including the post-pandemic surge in demand, investors’ reluctance to develop new fossil fuel projects, the embargo on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) decision to throttle their petroleum output. In this complex situation, European countries are being forced to develop alternative energy sources.

November 4, 2022

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up... Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes says there's still life in the folding stuff yet!

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up.

Ruffer currently has the highest weighting to cash or cash-like assets in our history. We are concerned that liquidity is the new leverage and that a degradation of liquidity conditions poses an imminent danger to investor portfolios. 

So why, unlike other investment managers, are we comfortable owning cash today?

October 29, 2022

As US climate envoy John Kerry claims the new King’s presence at the UN climate summit in Egypt “Would make a difference”, should the lifelong environmentalist and head of one of the world’s foremost families be free to speak his mind? 

US climate envoy John Kerry claims the new King’s presence at COP27 “Would make a difference”. Ahead of the UN climate summit in Egypt and Campden Wealth's ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 6 and 7, we ask should the lifelong environmentalist and head of one of the world’s foremost families be free to speak his mind? 

October 28, 2022

Helping the next generation learn leadership skills is possible in a virtual world. But it’s harder and we need to work harder at it, says Mark Essex.

Leading teams in a virtual world is harder. It requires effort, concentration and planning. But, for business leaders passing on their experience gained over a lifetime, it’s an investment. And the return is higher for family businesses.

October 26, 2022

Minimising the negative societal consequences of an investment is no longer just a ‘Nice to have’. Investors today are increasingly prioritising positive and measurable environmental, governance or social outcomes alongside financial gains, says Russell Investments’ Samantha Steele.

Private equity markets have seen a surge of interest in impact investing in recent years. In a recent survey by Pitchbook, 65% of respondents managing external money said that they had offered impact strategies to their clients, up from 57% in 2021. However, challenges around transparency, reporting and access to opportunities are common. Here’s how a fund of funds approach can help.

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