Operations & Technology

Family Offices Increasingly Eye Maturing Crypto Markets

A lot has changed since the original Bitcoin whitepaper was published in 2008. There are now more than 1,590 different cryptocurrencies and tokens with a combined value of $245 billion. Most of that market value accumulated over the past year, as cryptocurrencies hit the mainstream and turned hobbyists into millionaires seemingly overnight. Now there is growing interest from institutional investors in crypto tokens floating on the open market, the startups building businesses in this nascent field, and the technology underlying it all. Alongside hedge funds and venture capitalists, certain...

Should You Start a Family Office?

June 11 - 15. 2018
There is immense competition in the wealth management industry to land the ultra wealthy as clients. Families with more than $30 million in assets are regularly courted by investment and financial services firms to manage their financial affairs.

Bronfman Family Backs Israeli Cybersecurity Company

Image Credit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/claridge-israel/ Claridge Israel has committed $30 million in private equity funding to Cyberbit, the cybersecurity unit of Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems. Claridge Israel is a partnership between Claridge, the family office of the Stephen R. Bronfman family, and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), an institutional investor with global assets of more than $230 billion. Cyberbit, a three-year old company, is a pioneer in training cybersecurity experts through realis...

MarketCurrents Wealth Management to hold Roundtable for 3rd Annual Technology Family Offices Edition

MarketCurrents Wealth Management, the industry's leading private wealth publisher, will publish its much anticipated 3rd annual Technology Edition at the end of June. This is used throughout the year as a blueprint for family offices around the world to consult with as a leading resource for everything technology related including cybersecurity and cyber insurance as well as best practices in using social media. As technological infrastructure dominates the modernization of family offices, MarketCurrents delves deep into investigating the latest cutting-edge technologies available to them. ...

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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BNP Paribas’ Bank of the West opens private wealth management services in Manhattan aimed at HNWI’s and family offices

Bank of the West Wealth Management Group is seeking to leverage the strengths of BNP Paribas’ wealth management services and offer products and services aimed at high net-worth business families in the USA. They have opened their first Manhattan office and, though concentrated in the New York area, the service capitalizes on Bank of the West’s pan-US network. Expatriates residing in the USA will be a key audience. The Group is looking to put over a hundred private wealth advisors in place in the next three years. Each of these advisors, in turn, will have the support of family wealth a...

MarketCurrents Wealth Management releases its April 2018 edition on Human Capital in Family Offices

The maturation and increasing institutionalization of single-family offices globally is driving demand for non-family member executives to run them. Chief executive officer (CEO), chief investment officer (CIO), chief operations officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) are among the key leadership roles family offices look to fill. Single-family offices come in many different structures and sizes. Because no two are alike, each has different hiring needs and a unique work environment. Still, there are common threads in what is required to oversee the many moving parts of a family off...

Cybersecurity Risks and Insurance

March 19 - 23. 2018
Cyberattacks and online fraud are on the rise and becoming more sophisticated. Family offices, a prime target, are increasingly looking to address cyber risk in its many forms. “I see family offices developing very robust cyber playbooks,” says Mr. Silverman. This includes prevention, having a plan if a breach occurs and implementing ongoing monitoring programs.