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May 10, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Jim Ratcliffe proposes a new £5 billion Manchester United buyout bid; Barry and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport sale falls down; and hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon wins $203 million in a defamation case.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe proposes £5 billion Manchester United buyout bid
After nearly having his dreams of owning Manchester United football club dashed after current owners the Glazer family said the team was not for sale, British petrochemicals billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is proposing a full buyout of the Premiership team after three years if he succeeds with his revised £5 billion bid.

January 10, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani focusses his attention on green energy; Vincent Bolloré sells his African ports and logistics business to MSC; and Jack Ma surrenders control of China's Ant Group.

Mukesh Ambani focusses attention on green energy
After handing over operational reins to his three children, Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire chairman of Mumbai-based multinational Reliance Industries, has announced he is focusing his attention on the Indian conglomerate’s pivot to green energy.

December 12, 2022

Coming from a family-run business that dates back to the end of the 19th Century and having worked his entire career in the construction industry, Sir James Wates CBE has built a reputation for respecting legacy and looking to the future. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, Sir James talks about preparing the next generation and construction’s need for total disruption…

Coming from a family-run business that dates back to the end of the 19th Century and having worked his entire career in the construction industry, Sir James Wates CBE has built a reputation for respecting legacy and looking to the future.

November 14, 2022

Has the sell-off in long-dated bonds presented an opportunity to add risk to portfolios, asks Ruffer’s Jasmine Yeo?

Market sell-offs can provide the chance to buy quality assets at attractive valuations. Of course, if you can preserve capital as prices fall, then you’ll be better placed to take advantage of any opportunities that arise.

But buying equities isn’t the only way to dial up risk in portfolios today.

We see the recent falls at the long end of the US bond market as an opportunity worth grabbing.

October 26, 2022

Minimising the negative societal consequences of an investment is no longer just a ‘Nice to have’. Investors today are increasingly prioritising positive and measurable environmental, governance or social outcomes alongside financial gains, says Russell Investments’ Samantha Steele.

Private equity markets have seen a surge of interest in impact investing in recent years. In a recent survey by Pitchbook, 65% of respondents managing external money said that they had offered impact strategies to their clients, up from 57% in 2021. However, challenges around transparency, reporting and access to opportunities are common. Here’s how a fund of funds approach can help.

October 17, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani sets up a new family office in Singapore;Sir Jim Ratcliffe is blocked from buying Manchester United by the current club owners; and Pierre Castel is hit with a multi-million dollar tax bill.

Mukesh Ambani to set up family office in Singapore
Asia’s second wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani, is looking to further expand his reach by opening a new family office in Singapore.

The Reliance Industries chairman, whose current net worth is $83.7 billion (according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index), is reported to have chosen real estate and brought on board a manager tasked with employing new staff to get the office up and running.

October 17, 2022

It may be time for a bit of grin and bear it before we can once again look for reasons to be cheerful, says Steve Russell, investment director at Ruffer LLP.

Warning: the following contains explicit language of a bearish nature. Readers of a more nervous disposition may want to look away now…

Even after three consecutive quarters of losses in both equities and bonds, investors may not be out of the woods. So far, it has been a painful, but orderly repricing of risky assets. Now, we fear something worse - a liquidation.  

October 4, 2022

In a world where people find themselves without the ability to pay commitments as they arise, forced selling drives prices, says Ruffer LLP chairman Jonathan Ruffer.

September 13, 2022

The Tasmanian chairman of KPMG Australia discusses the key issues families are facing, focussing on ESG issues and the advice he would give to his younger self.

Since joining multinational professional services network KPMG in 1983, Tasmanian-born Paul Green has worked across a range of disciplines, from audit to corporate recovery to management consultancy.

Paul’s pragmatic approach to problem solving, broad career experience and genuine interest in people makes him a great resource for family businesses and family offices looking to further establish themselves within the Asia-Pacific region.

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