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January 9, 2020

The year of 2019 was one when many of the six impossible things before breakfast remain unresolved—with the shining exception of Brexit, and the wider resolution of domestic politics. We can still feel the political earthquake which struck the UK last month—we cannot yet see the effect of it. Most political earthquakes, when they happen, are scarcely discerned, and even those which are perceived for what they are, do not easily reveal the new pathways created from the changed landscape.

The year of 2019 was one when many of the six impossible things before breakfast remain unresolved—with the shining exception of Brexit, and the wider resolution of domestic politics. We can still feel the political earthquake which struck the UK last month—we cannot yet see the effect of it. Most political earthquakes, when they happen, are scarcely discerned, and even those which are perceived for what they are, do not easily reveal the new pathways created from the changed landscape.

December 11, 2019

Boutique family office Mehta Ventures sets the pace in running, scaling and exiting some of India’s most exciting startups. Sanjay Mehta and Hershel Mehta explain how their family dynamic works and how to hunt for unicorns.

There must be something in the Gujarat water. India’s westernmost state is the birthplace of some of the country’s best-known businesspeople—from Mukesh Ambani, to Azim Premji, and Uday Kotak. Enterprise is a cultural obligation for Gujaratis—with just 5% of India’s workforce, the state produces 22% of the country’s exports.

October 8, 2019

Multigenerational ultra-affluent families from across the Americas are joining their peers in Denver on 15-17 October for the Campden Wealth North American Family Investment and Impact Conference.

Multigenerational ultra-affluent families from across the Americas are joining their peers in Denver on 15-17 October for the Campden Wealth North American Family Investment and Impact Conference.

This action-packed three-day event will equip families with the tools they need to inform investment decisions and gain critical insight into where we really are in the economic cycle. Families will enjoy the opportunity to share their niche ideas in a private and confidential environment.

April 3, 2019

Sustainable investment assets have rocketed by more than a third in value in two years to $30 trillion worldwide, according to the new Global Sustainable Investment Review out this week.

Sustainable investment assets have rocketed by more than a third in value in two years to $30 trillion worldwide, according to the new Global Sustainable Investment Review out this week.

Japan, followed by Australia-New Zealand and Canada powered growth the most while Europe, the United States and Japan had the highest value of sustainable investing assets.

December 15, 2014

A chance discovery in a bookshop led Guy Spier to value investing – and a $650,100 lunch with Warren Buffett. CampdenFB found out how the investment philosophy led him down a different path – both as an investor and a person. 

Forget about bonds, forget real estate, forget venture capital. If Guy Spier were the principal of a €5 billion family office he would invest virtually everything in a handful of substantial – but undervalued – listed companies.

June 25, 2013

Economists are the crystal-ball gazers of our age, but number-crunching isn’t always the best way to make predictions.
 

November 8, 2011

When the going gets tough, the tough get spending. This, at any rate, is the view of Richard Koo, senior economist at the Nomura Research Institute, who has developed quite a reputation for arguing governments in the west should be investing rather than saving money to rescue their economies.

When the going gets tough, the tough get spending.

This, at any rate, is the view of Richard Koo, senior economist at the Nomura Research Institute, who has developed quite a reputation for arguing governments in the west should be investing rather than saving money to rescue their economies.

November 25, 2010

Private and institutional investors are increasingly investing in private companies as a way of diversifying their portfolios at a time when public markets are delivering poor performance.

Private and institutional investors are increasingly investing in private companies as a way of diversifying their portfolios at a time when public markets are delivering poor performance.

High profile deals include Russian internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner's $200 million investment for 2% of social networking phenomenon Facebook. Milner has also bought shares in internet companies Zynga and Groupon.

October 26, 2009

Family offices have been hit hard by the collapse of once reputable institutions and the exposure of fraudulent financial schemes. The question now is how to mitigate risk in the future and invest again with confidence?

The impact of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and similar financial institutions on family offices last year was profound. In particular, family offices are reviewing the standards of regulation in jurisdictions where they hold assets. If there are perceived weaknesses in supervision, they are moving their holdings to other, more scrupulous centres.

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