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Why Luxury Fashion Businesses Are Still Viable Assets

December 15. 2021 Demographic change is an issue that the luxury goods market grapples with every decade or so. There is always the fear that the upcoming generation might upend the status quo and hurt some businesses. As Gen X and boomers prepare to exit the stage into retirement and old age, the time has come for millennials and Gen Z to dominate the luxury fashion market. In a sense, the prospect of transition across generations generates anxiety in the market, especially when it is a huge jump. For luxury fashion businesses, taking the dig...

Unrelenting Growth of Funding for FoodTech Startups Indicates Maturity from Niche Investment

December 08. 2021 A CB Insights analysis indicates 2015 was the watershed year for the FoodTech space. In particular year, startups in the space broke previous funding records by a solid margin. In fact, the analysis notes that the startups raised more than $1 billion in all four quarters. In total, the FoodTech category raked in $5.7 billion across 275 deals, a 152% jump on a funding basis and 102% surge on deals basis year-over-year. But while the funding up to 2015 was remarkable, it is nowhere compared to the current cycle.

Impossible Foods Valuation Rises after $500M Funding Round

December 07. 2021 A few years back, it was just a stealth research and development startup trying to find its footing in an emerging food category of meat made from plants. Fast forward, Impossible Foods is a force to reckon with, valued at about $7 billion after securing $500 million in the latest funding round. Plant based investments While the funding round was headlined by Mirae Asset Global, investments participation by other existing investors underscores a strong belief in the company’s growth metrics and long-term prospects. I...

Billionaires are Investing in Soccer, What Is Driving the Investment?

November 19. 2021
All over the world, billionaires are investing in soccer clubs to indulge in their passion for the game, and to tap the sector’s revenue potential. But these are merely a piece of the whole pie of considerations, because they are plenty.

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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Why Inheritance Planning Helps Keep a Family’s Wealth Past the Third Generation

October 25. 2021
Inadequate inheritance planning (or lack of it) is the primary catalyst behind the third-generation cycle of family wealth. Families can avoid the curse by engaging qualified wealth managers to help secure the assets.

Government Support Line Up to Accelerate Singapore Family Office Sector Growth

October 22. 2021 Singapore is a prosperous nation. The country’s economic success comes on the back of a business-friendly regulatory environment and, above all, a stable political climate. But it is the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic that shows Singapore has more to offer. For example, Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking placed the city-state ahead of all countries worldwide as the best place to be. This is because the government had implemented an effective anti-Covid program while allowing citizens to largely go about daily activities. M...

2 Family Office Technology Trends Shaping the Industry

October 19. 2021 Technology is so pervasive in our lives today that one couldn’t imagine how an industry like private wealth management would operate without it. As technological innovations improve, our needs evolve alongside the change, leading to the need for even more sophisticated solutions. Over the past decade, family offices have grown 10-fold. One of the forces behind the exponential rise in family offices is new technology. On the one hand, family offices exploit cutting-edge tech solutions like artificial intelligence to refine operationa...