Family Office

Family Offices Can Now Tap Into The Public Equity Market Easily, Thanks To SPACs

July 06. 2021
Family offices are a lot of things, except transparent. According to this guide to family offices, the entities invest money “directly on behalf of the ultimate principal.” Interestingly, most high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) abhor scrutiny, making it difficult to follow the family offices. But disclosure has never been a massive problem for family offices, given that most of them run the affairs of private individuals. Nonetheless, the lack of disclosure has been a significant hurdle for family offices wishing to tap into the public ...

Kolte Patil Family Office, Cerestra in Property Joint Venture

July 03. 2021
The family office business is gaining sophistication around the world and as it is not about to stop as offices continue to innovate. The growing demand for private wealth management amid expanding millionaire populations and competition among providers are fueling the innovation. In that innovative spirit, Kolte Patil Family Office has teamed up with Cerestra Ventures to expand investment opportunities for the high-net-worth individuals and their households. Kolte Patil, through its investment arm KPFO Ventures, has agreed to join with...

Tech Investments Becoming an Important Theme Among SE Asia’s Family Offices

June 29. 2021
The past year came with extraordinary challenges for humanity and organizations. Yet, the world displayed a strength of character and resilience unseen before. Precisely, economies did not succumb to the doom and gloom that experts had predicted. One of the prominent features of the pandemic-stricken 2020 was movement restrictions. Interestingly, the stay-at-home orders benefited specific sections of the economy. For example, the demand for digital adoption services in Southeast (SE) Asia exploded. Digital adoption businesses offer service...

Indian Family Offices Venturing into VC Investments

June 26. 2021
The IMF’s World Economic Outlook report for April 2021 anticipates India’s economy to grow at the fastest rate in the world this year, at 12.55%. Unsurprisingly, the country’s wealthy population will benefit more from the growth. According to a recent Knight Frank report, as cited by Business Standard, India’s population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) is likely to grow 63% to 11,198 by 2025. For context, the growth rate of UHNWIs worldwide in the same period is expected to be about 27%. UHNWIs are setting up famil...

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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3 Reasons Why Family Offices Should Pay Closer Attention To Alternative Data

June 18. 2021
The investing process is data intensive. Many investors munge gigabytes of data when evaluating assets before committing funds.

Demand For Family Offices In India Is Rising, Why?

June 18. 2021
The OECD’s Economic Outlook report released in March 2021 ranks India as the world’s fastest-growing major economy. However, the extent of the country’s GDP expansion depends on its recovery from the pandemic-led recession – India’s first-ever downturn. As the economy expands, India will increase the number of high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs). According to a Knight Frank report (cited by Business Today), India’s UHNWIs population will increase to 11,198 in the next five years from the current 6,884, a 63% growth. Billionaire...

Why Impact Investing Is Growing Popular Among Family Offices

June 16. 2021
What is impact investing? Citibank defines impact investing as the pursuit of investment opportunities that serve a positive social impact. Otherwise called social investment, this approach stems from the thinking that financial gain does not have to come at the expense of ethics and sustainability. Impact investing is not a new theme in the institutional investment community, only that it is now going mainstream. For a long time, family offices have been increasing their presence in investments that integrate environmental, soci...