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November 16, 2022

Campden Wealth and Royal Bank Of Canada reveal North American family offices outperformed their global peers in the new North America Family Office Report 2022. Despite a reduction in investment risk, family offices remain committed to private equity and new technologies.

North American family offices have continued to see their collective wealth and investment returns grow despite the aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent hike in inflation, interest rates and geopolitical risks, according to the North America Family Office Report 2022 by RBC and Campden Wealth.

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.

November 7, 2022

As a report analysing the environmental impact of the top UHNW investments is released during COP27, should a wealth tax be imposed or is the blame being misdirected?

As a report analysing the environmental impact of the top ultra-high-net-worth investments is released at the start of COP27 in Egypt (and ahead of Campden Wealth's ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 6-7), should a wealth tax be imposed or is the blame being misdirected?

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened with a stark message.

November 7, 2022

Hexem founder Michael Siegert discusses the development of a wastewater treatment technology which allows the recovery of energy and clean water at a much smaller footprint than current technologies.

The European energy crises has been caused by a mix of various factors, including the post-pandemic surge in demand, investors’ reluctance to develop new fossil fuel projects, the embargo on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) decision to throttle their petroleum output. In this complex situation, European countries are being forced to develop alternative energy sources.

November 4, 2022

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up... Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes says there's still life in the folding stuff yet!

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up.

Ruffer currently has the highest weighting to cash or cash-like assets in our history. We are concerned that liquidity is the new leverage and that a degradation of liquidity conditions poses an imminent danger to investor portfolios. 

So why, unlike other investment managers, are we comfortable owning cash today?

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 24, 2022

Private markets investment platform Titanbay explores the dilemmas of investing in periods of uncertainty.

We all know that markets are particularly choppy and unpredictable right now. Buffeted by major geopolitical stresses, and against a backdrop of rising inflation and higher interest rates, investors may find it difficult to know which way to turn.

So, what does this mean for private equity performance? How do you navigate the current environment and what does history show us about trying to time the market?

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 14, 2022

Mary Anne Cordeiro, CEO of Science to Business Ltd, explains how the question of safe handling of emergency patients led to the creation of innovative device ThermoTraumaPort.

Vital gaps which exist in the safe handling of emergency patients are solved by ThermoTraumaPort, a revolutionary transfer device created to aid medical services and benefit patients.

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