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January 30, 2023

Family businesses often possess a wealth of human and social capital that can be harnessed in many different ways. In particular, it is key to find the right path forward for the skills, interests and abilities of next-generation family members so that they can contribute and generate value, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

As family businesses look at new ways of maintaining and building their capital, the notion of human capital is very much on the rise. Human capital encompasses the knowledge, skills, experience and social qualities of family members and employees, and their ability to generate value.

January 30, 2023

In today’s challenging economic environment, family businesses are looking for ways to de-risk and diversify their capital strategies, as well as take account of the aspirations of the next generation of family members, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

Family businesses are well known for their ‘Patient capital’ strategies with a focus on longer-term value creation, rather than the continuous hunt for short-term results. This long-term approach was especially relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic – and remains just as relevant after it, too.

January 20, 2023

Ahead of embarking on Titanbay’s Horizons Conference, a forum bringing together industry leaders to navigate the waters of private markets, Titanbay’s head of investments Alex Bozoglou casts a weathered eye on what’s in store for the year ahead.

The global events of the past few years have made planning for the future trickier than ever. Now, with soaring inflation, increasing interest rates, collapsing stock markets and imminent recessions, scoping the horizon for investment trends requires a steady hand and a strong stomach.

January 18, 2023

Few industries have bypassed the disruption caused by new technologies in recent years. What’s more is that this global trend is accelerating, leading businesses to adopt new tech more quickly, so creating further disruption, says private markets platform Titanbay.

As we take our first steps into 2023, it feels like a natural time to reflect on private markets’ journey through 2022 and to begin to map out the possibilities for the year ahead. Below, we take stock of recent events and market movements, and consider how they could influence performance over the coming months. You can find more Titanbay insights here.

January 3, 2023

Featuring a world-class leadership team, NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. is poised to help advance the way the world utilises nuclear energy.

December 9, 2022

Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes delves into the truth and fiction of the bull market.

In the classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street, Kris Kringle is on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus. His defence lawyer says, “If this court finds that there is no Santa, I ask the court to judge which is worse: a lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear.”

Doesn’t that feel like markets recently?

December 1, 2022

Take a look at one of your most important asset classes, your talent, and start to think about how you can improve the investment, says Mark Essex.

In the struggle for talent, some of your competitors might prefer to poach your staff rather than coach their own. And if one of your best people is seduced by a golden hello from a rival, you’d be forgiven for looking again at how much you invest in your staff. Of course, it won’t be long before someone comes out with the cliché: “What if you train them and they leave? What if you don’t and they stay?”

November 28, 2022

Private market vehicles can generate premium returns over publicly traded markets with lower volatility in large part because they take away the investors’ ability to precisely time when the money comes in and out, says Keith Brakebill of Russell Investments.

November 28, 2022

Investment in climate tech is not at the level needed to address climate change. The majority of the solutions we need already exist, but investments aren't going to the locations where they're most needed, says net-zero emission tech and EV solutions firm CAUSIS.

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