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November 24, 2021

For many, it’s the culmination of a lifetimes work. You’ve sold your business, the deal has completed and a large amount of cash has landed. Where do you go next?

For many, it’s the culmination of a lifetimes work. You’ve sold your business, the deal has completed and a large amount of cash has landed. Where do you go next?

November 10, 2021

Families generally agree with new Campden Wealth research which reveals impact investments delivered “solid financial returns” in 2020, despite Covid-19 disruption, but say more progress is needed in making robust the measurement of positive social change.

Families generally agree with new Campden Wealth research which reveals impact investments delivered “solid financial returns” in 2020, despite Covid-19 disruption, but say more progress is needed in making robust the measurement of positive social change.

October 13, 2021

The Cayman Islands is a highly attractive jurisdiction for setting up family offices and in recent years, many ultra-high net worth families have chosen to make the British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea both their home and their headquarters for their global operations. 

The Cayman Islands is a highly attractive jurisdiction for setting up family offices and in recent years, many ultra-high net worth families have chosen to make the British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea both their home and their headquarters for their global operations.

October 12, 2021

Exclusive proposals for early-stage healthcare companies fund, a novel esophagus therapy, a hybrid-electric airship and sustainable investments in water conservation will be heard by qualifying family offices and private investors at the latest virtual Campden Wealth Funds and Direct Investments Event on 21 October.

Exclusive proposals for early-stage healthcare companies fund, a novel esophagus therapy, a hybrid-electric airship and sustainable investments in water conservation will be heard by qualifying family offices and private investors at the latest virtual Campden Wealth Funds and Direct Investments Event on 21 October.

Each of the four investment opportunities will be introduced in 15-minute slots to all family offices and investors online who will be able to ask questions and discuss the potential returns.

September 14, 2021

Wealthy families, foundations and individuals with an estimated total net worth of $328 billion are accelerating their interests in sustainable and impact investing to an unprecedented level, propelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and climate crisis.

Wealthy families, foundations and individuals with an estimated total net worth of $328 billion are accelerating their interests in sustainable and impact investing to an unprecedented level, propelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and climate crisis.

An overwhelming majority surveyed by Campden Wealth in 2021 said the transition to net-zero emission was the “greatest commercial opportunity of our age”. Investors were aligning their portfolios with their climate-conscious commitments and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

August 11, 2021

There has been a growing focus on mental health and work—but this has been restricted to startups and mental health in the workplace. We have conversations about employee wellbeing, but not about the health of the leader of the enterprise, or the next generation entrepreneur.

There has been a growing focus on mental health and work—but this has been restricted to startups and mental health in the workplace. We have conversations about employee wellbeing, but not about the health of the leader of the enterprise, or the next generation entrepreneur.

This is an important question to explore because it affects not only individual wellbeing, but also could affect the way business is conducted and may cascade down to employees.

July 12, 2021

We have been talking of inflation for well over a decade—which is not the same thing as calling its timing. An impasse was created by the failure of the economy to grow after the 2008 crisis—all the risks (as we patiently explained) were deflationary, and in vain did the central banks and governments try to force an inflationary impulse into a sluggish world. Their primary weapon? An invention, deployed on a grand scale—quantitative easing (QE to its friends).

I am writing this just before a US inflation report which, to quote Bloomberg, “May provide clues on the monetary-policy outlook; S&P futures were little changed, as were European stocks [awaiting] the next policy statement from the European Central Bank…”

June 29, 2021

The global economic reopening remains on track as Covid-19 vaccination rates climb. While rising inflation has become a concern, the spike in prices looks transitory so far. Ultimately, we still like the pandemic recovery trade that favours equities over bonds, the value factor over the growth factor and non-US stocks over US stocks. 

The global economic reopening remains on track as Covid-19 vaccination rates climb. While rising inflation has become a concern, the spike in prices looks transitory so far. Ultimately, we still like the pandemic recovery trade that favours equities over bonds, the value factor over the growth factor and non-US stocks over US stocks. 

Key market themes

May 17, 2021

We have reached the point where many family offices are open to some form of crypto-assets investment, and a number have allocated serious resources to crypto-assets. In some cases, this is driven by the lure of returns, in other cases by next generation family members advocating crypto investment.

I wrote an article for CampdenFB in November 2017, which included the following statement:

“Only a courageous chief investment officer would stand before a family committee meeting to advocate a crypto investment... But perceptions are changing.”

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