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Impact Investments and Aligning Family and Family Office Interests: Q&A With Michael Tiedemann

Feb 18 – 22. 2019
When Carl Tiedemann established Tiedemann Advisors in 1999, he wanted to offer clients two things: the freedom to fire their trustee and the flexibility of being deeply involved in the investment planning process. Tiedemann believed the lack of these two critical elements were the underlying reason for his own family’s experience with trustees and wealth managers since the turn of the 20th century.

African Nations Top List of High-Net-Worth Growth

Cheryl Howard, Managing Director, Maitland Fiduciary Services, South Africa With its immense natural resources, young population and support from China, Africa is expected to create wealth at a record pace for the next few decades. Nigeria will see its population of high-net-worth individuals grow faster than any other country on the planet, according to a recent Wealth X report. Over the next five years, Wealth X researchers estimate the number of millionaires in the country will expand at an annual rate of 16.4%. Egypt will see its high-net-...

Is Private Equity Getting Overheated?

Dec 17 - 21. 2018
Private equity has had a stellar run for the past 20 years. PE assets under management total more than $2.8 trillion, with nearly half of it in buyout funds, according to Consultancy.uk. At the same time, deal multiples, leverage ratios and the amount of uninvested capital in the private equity industry is at historic highs, according to a report published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). All this may indicate an industry that is overheated, overcrowded and that there is too much capital chasing too few investment-worthy assets.

Family Offices Face Competition in the Hunt for Talent

Dec 10 - 14. 2018
As wealth continues to grow globally at a brisk pace, the hunt for qualified talent among family offices and the wealth management industry as a whole has intensified. Meanwhile, EY reports that the number of family offices has increased from just 1,000 in 2008 to more than 10,000 today.

Indian Investment Landscape

Indian Investment Landscape

MarketCurrents welcomed Bharat Bhise of Bravia Capital in New York as well as Nitai Utkarsh of HeroMoto Corp’s family office based out of Delhi. Sumehr Sondhi moderated this panel on The Indian Investment Landscape.

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Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets

Frank Rolfe, Co-owner, Mobile Home University Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly making contrarian bets on unconventional real estate assets. Mobile home parks, billboards and forestland are all experiencing a growing flow of private and institutional capital. Mobile Home Parks Many of these niche sectors in the real estate market seem to have cropped up out of nowhere. “We lucked into it. The industry went from being goofy and screwy a decade ago to winning the lottery based on where the nation’s demand has e...

Selling the Family Business: Letting Go While Preserving a Legacy

Nov 05 - 09. 2018
“I’ve worked in the company for the last 42 years. And I never until this year even imagined the possibility that we might think about selling.” That’s what Don Graham, the head of the legendary Washington Post, told reporters shortly after he announced the sale of the family business to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Is Fine Art a Good Investment?

Oct 29 - Nov 02. 2018
In 2005, a consortium of art dealers paid $10,000 for a damaged painting at a New Orleans auction. What the dealers initially described as one of many copies of a long lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci turned out to be the original Salvator Mundi or Savior of the World.