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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...

Family Offices Are Building Up Positions in Cryptoassets; Could This Signal Risk-Management Failure?

June 03. 2021
As of June 1, 2021, the market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies was $1.63 trillion, 35% lower than the historical peak touched on May 12 this year. Still, the valuation is 504% higher than a year earlier, on June 1, 2020. Various reasons can explain the sudden exponential growth in Bitcoin’s and other altcoins’ value in the past year. One of the reasons is the undesirability of traditional assets due to a torrid economic climate. But the cryptoassets’ price tanked almost as sharply as it rose. Unfortunately, this has come to be t...

Nintendo Heir Comes Up With A Unique Family Office

May 31. 2021
There are more than 10,000 family offices globally overseeing the fortunes of high-net-worth individuals. More family offices continue to launch, perhaps a sign of the expanding global population of millionaires. In 2020, Banjo Yamauchi launched the Yamauchi No. 10 Family Office. The entity is run by former executives at Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Schroder Investment Management. The Yamauchi No. 10 Family Office manages about $1 billion in assets, according to Bloomberg. The office would not have existed if former Nintendo president H...

How to Get Family Offices to Invest in Your Emerging Venture Capital Fund

May 25. 2021
The past few decades have seen venture capital funds become almost ubiquitous in the startup sector. Since 2011, the dollar value of capital invested annually grew incrementally, until it peaked at slightly above $300 billion in 2018.

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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Family Offices Are Purchasing Cryptocurrency To Diversify Their Portfolio

May 25. 2021
Traditional family offices are quiet investors. While venture capital firms such as Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia come up often when speaking about Silicon Valley startups, family office capital is also flowing around the Valley, but without much noise. Still, family offices target high-yield investments to ensure they stay liquid, according to a Forbes Magazine article. Pivoting to Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency is an exciting asset class, which has received tremendous media attention in the past five years. At the time of writing, ...

Financial Regulations Set to Toughen Due to Heightened Risk in The Industry

May 19. 2021
The global financial industry is in the process of healing from the effects of the pandemic. A decade ago, a similar crisis threatened to collapse the industry were it not for swift government action. Similarly, governments have not let the industry down in the face of the coronavirus scourge. But there seem to be some unintended consequences already manifesting. The past two months have seen reports of non-bank entities going bust and threatening to destabilize global finance. Those who recall the Lehman Brothers saga know that its collap...

Family office Archegos and its banks are counting the cost of sour bets

May 14. 2021
Investment banks lined up to do business with Archegos Capital Management, the family office of Bill Hwang. It didn’t go well for them in the end, neither for Archegos itself.