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How Fashion NFTs Are Going for The Crypto-Wealthy

October 11. 2021 Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are the latest in a series of groundbreaking products of blockchain technology. Like Bitcoin promised to revolutionize global currency, NFTs are the digital revolution for collectibles. But unlike money, NFTs are un-interchangeable, a unique property that extends what can be thought of as a certificate of ownership. Fashion NFTs are an inevitability NFTs date back to 2012, but they entered the mainstream in 2017 when people spent over $1.3 million buying kitties in the CryptoKitties game. The...

Is Climate Change Fueling a Property Boom Worldwide?

October 08. 2021 Few topics in the public discourse today generate more fear than climate change. According to a recent United Nations report, extreme sea-level events associated with tropical cyclones are at the highest peak in the past decade because of climate change. Thus, areas hit by the storms are suffering both property and human life losses. Cooler areas are teeming with climate migrants Since 1969, the earth has been warming up rapidly as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere build up. Because the planet stores 90% of the ex...

Why This Is Only the Beginning of ESG Investing Among Family Offices

October 07. 2021 Recent headlines in business media have shown a trend where investors are increasingly shifting their money towards companies with high regard for environmental, social, and government (ESG) issues. According to a poll by Kiplinger, more than 70% of respondents said a company’s ESG policy is vital when choosing investments. As with all investors, family offices want to make a positive impact with ESG investing Another outcome of the Kiplinger poll was that most investors cited making a positive impact as the primary r...

Why the Idea of Billionaires Protecting Nature is Contentious

October 04. 2021 Jeff Bezos, former Amazon CEO and the world’s wealthiest individual, has an Earth Fund to protect land and water. The $10 billion funding commitment is the largest of its nature, especially considering that more donors are joining the chorus. Biodiversity conservation is in vogue Climate change is the hottest topic right now in many boardrooms and government offices. Leaders across many political and business divides are offering financial and reputational heft to help save the world from extinction. For example, J...

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Global Investor Viewpoints

This event looked at the economic overview and macro trends affecting the US and Global Investment landscape over the next few months under the new administration.

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Behind the SPAC Craze Sweeping the Investment World

October 01. 2021 Special purpose acquisition companies have taken the investment world by storm from America to Asia. They have grown into a full-blown spectacle catching the attention of hedge funds, and now family offices run by wealthy individuals. However, the Spac craze appears to have slowed in the second half of the year. Spac Craze numbers Spac’s are paper companies formed by wealthy individuals or hedge funds, with the sole aim of merging and taking private companies public. The companies function by first collecting funds fr...

Why Asia Could Lead the Next Art Market Boom

October 01. 2021 Few things characterize the age of globalization better than the rise of large emerging economies like Brazil, India, and China and the accumulation of wealth by a small section of the global population. But the rise of artwork as an investable asset class is even more breathtaking. A high volume of liquid capital in Asia is fueling an art market boom For a long time, liquid capital went around the world looking for opportunities to invest in equity and debt. Precious metals and real estate were also the most preferred ...

Increased AgTech Funding Building New Hope in A Food Secure Future

September 30. 2021 The World Food Program USA (WFPUSA) predicted in 2020 that over 130 million people worldwide risked hunger by the year’s end. In response, stakeholders like the World Economic Forum (WEF) proposed a systems approach to overcome the frailties in the food supply chain. Specifically, WEF envisioned a “people-first mindset” with the necessary agility to build “resilient-ready food systems.” A solutions-oriented mindset means adopting smarter food systems For a long time, food systems – including production and...