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Real Estate Market Outlook From the Perspective of Family Offices

December 07. 2021
The real estate space was dented by the falling demand arising in the pandemic. However, family offices are confident that the market will bounce back, although commercial real assets will likely lag retail and residential assets.

Why Rich Individuals Are Shifting Their Wealth to Family Offices

November 29. 2021 Last month (October 2021), Bloomberg reported that James Dyson, the UK’s richest person, had transferred £1.3 billion ($1.74 billion at writing) from his technology firm to a personal family office. This transfer happened for over a year, where he shifted £600 million in 2020 and £700 million as of the time of Bloomberg’s report. Remarkably, Dyson appears to be shifting his wealth to the family office incrementally – see the figure below. For example, the family office – Weybourne Holdings – received a £300 million paym...

Digital Health Startups Rake in Record Investment in 2021, Thanks to Family Offices and Other Private Investors

November 25. 2021 Knowledgeable observers predicted many things to happen in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Some predictions like heightened inflation due to government inflation are already happening. However, few observers could foresee the central role technology would play in helping people cope. Technology boomed during the pandemic One of the consequences of government initiatives to fight the virus worldwide was movement restrictions. As such, people could not go about their daily lives, but technology stepped in to s...

Why Singapore Is Asia’s Family Office Hub

November 04. 2021 Today’s world is irrevocably different because of the coronavirus scourge. Because of the pandemic, global wealth was in retreat in the early months of 2020 – total household wealth fell 4.4% to $17.5 trillion compared to 2019. But governments worldwide were quick to arrest the recession and stabilize the global economy. The liquidity injection saw markets rebound swiftly, growing household wealth to a record $400 trillion. Global household wealth is rebounding However, the world’s ultra-high-net-worth individ...

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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How Understanding UHNWI’s Interests Gives Family Offices an Edge

November 01. 2021 Family offices have been one of the hottest talking points in the finance world over the past two years. The family office industry is nascent in emerging economies However, this is not to say all wealthy individuals use the services of family offices. For example, the concept of family offices is still developing in the emerging economies and much of the developing world. Most families manage their wealth the old-fashioned way, and the notion of family offices is a preserve of American and European families. So, on...

London Is No Longer the Primary Target for Asian Outbound Capital

October 27. 2021 The 2010s were the Asian decade regarding wealth growth. As of 2018, Asia was creating more ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) than the rest of the world, according to a Wealth-X analysis. To be sure, the region’s fertility for wealth did not relent even in the face of a global health crisis. A recent Knight Frank analysis (March 2021) showed the UHNWI population growth in nine Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries outpaces the rest of the world. Also, the research found that by 2025, the billionaire population in APAC will account f...

Nouveau Riche Opening Family Offices to Professionalize Investment Portfolios

October 26. 2021 A lot has been said about millennials – that they are lazy and feel entitled. Such misconceptions have been used extensively to predicate arguments such as millennials are poorer than the older generations. Millennials are not so poor after all But a recent Bloomberg analysis provides an exciting counterpunch. The author argues that millennials are doing their best to adapt to the economic realities of their generation. For instance, they have more debt than their parents. But also, millennials' financial assets are a...