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Asset Management

May 4, 2023

With an audience of global representatives and industry experts, Asia Alliance Bank revealed its adoption of artificial intelligence at a conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

April 17, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Haslam family buy a stake in the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team; Ken Griffin donates $300 million to Harvard University; and Online poker billionaire Mark Scheinberg aims to buy luxury hospitality group.

Haslam family buy stake in Milwaukee Bucks basketball team
Having recently sold their Pilot Flying J truck stop chain to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Jimmy Haslam and his wife Susan “Dee” Bagwell Haslam have added to their sports franchise interests with a minority stake in the American basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks.

April 17, 2023

Frank Hixon Foster, chairman emeritus of Hixon Properties and managing general partner of the Gideon Hixon venture capital fund, has seen first-hand the ups and downs of managing multi-generational wealth and has come through the other side with a clarity of vision that will help keep his family on track for many years to come. Here, in his own words, Frank talks about lessons from history and teaching for the future…

When US businessman Gideon Hixon started his lumber business more than 160 years ago, little did he probably know that his family wealth would grow across two World Wars, face potential ruin on numerous occasions, sustain and challenge six-going-on-seven generations and diversify into exciting and unexpected avenues.

April 11, 2023

In a new report, private markets experts Titanbay discuss why they believe specialist investors with deep domain knowledge and industry expertise are best placed to support the development of healthcare solutions of the future.

Healthcare is one of the largest and fastest-growing global industries and it has the power to transform living standards. Private equity firms have played an active role in the global healthcare sector for decades and it continues to provide a large and growing opportunity set for investment. The global healthcare market is estimated to expand to $9.9 trillion by 2030 and $14.4 trillion by 2050.

March 28, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Issa brothers explore an £8 billion takeover of the Subway fast-food chain; MacKenzie Scott launches a $250 million ‘open call’ for non-profits in need of funding; and tributes are paid to Intel co-founder Gordon Moore.

Issa brothers explore £8 billion takeover of Subway fast-food chain
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stake in UK supermarket giant Asda, are exploring an £8 billion takeover of the American fast food chain Subway.

March 21, 2023

Ros Bazany of venture capital firm Antler reveals how how VCs can focus on creating sustainable value from the outset.

As the challenges facing the world become increasingly complex and record levels of investments have streamed into venture capital (VC) over the past two years, the responsibility of VC firms to be engines of positive transformation has never been greater.

Yet, it’s no secret that VCs have found Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact challenging themes to adopt and implement, debating their importance, definitions and scope.

March 16, 2023

What type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors? 

The middle-market buyout segment has been relatively underpenetrated by private equity (PE) investors, with less than 5% of mid-market companies backed by a financial sponsor. Despite this, there is strong interest among GPs and LPs alike, on the basis of the attractive characteristics and broad opportunities in the market. So what type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors?

March 13, 2023

Emily Minett reveals a potentially significant inheritance tax exemption when it comes to gift-giving.

When it comes to making lifetime gifts, many people are familiar with the “seven-year rule” in that if the donor making the gift survives seven years from the date of the gift and does not reserve a benefit in the asset given away, the value of the gift will not be taken into account on the donor’s death for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes.

March 8, 2023

Private Equity is mainstream among ultra-high-net-worth (94% engaged), with the bulk looking for enhanced returns (67%).

According to The Ultra-High Net Worth Private Equity Investing Report 2023 by Campden Wealth and Titanbay, 84% of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) investors hold private equity investments, with a further 10% interested in the asset class.

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