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Private equity was the most common asset class among family offices in 2014 and one of the year’s best performers. So why are some executives voicing caution about expectations moving forward?

Private equity was the most common asset class among family offices in 2014 and one of the year’s best performers. So why are some executives voicing caution about expectations moving forward? 

Low interest rates and lacklustre returns in equities helped the hedge fund asset category gain the largest growth in allocations this year, but a diverse investment strategy from external managers meant that returns were a mixed bag.

Low interest rates and lacklustre returns in equities helped the hedge fund asset category gain the largest growth in allocations this year, but a diverse investment strategy from external managers meant that returns were a mixed bag.

Costs, CEO pay, assets, performance. All these came under the spotlight in the second annual Global Family Office Report. While the inaugural report was about debunking myths from the industry, this year's edition examines what trends have emerged from that starting point. 

Advancements in technology have made it easier than ever for family businesses to expand into new territories, and many are advising the next generation to seek a global education in order to expand their horizons. Michael Finnigan reports

Advancements in technology have made it easier than ever for family businesses to expand into new territories, and many are advising the next generation to seek a global education in order to expand their horizons. Michael Finnigan reports

Africa is set to become a powerhouse of luxury goods and fashion, now that the global narrative on its social and economic wellbeing is beginning to change. Michael Finnigan reports on one Zimbabwean family business looking to capitalise on the growing interest in the continent

Africa is set to become a powerhouse of luxury goods and fashion, now that the global narrative on its social and economic wellbeing is beginning to change. Michael Finnigan reports on one Zimbabwean family business looking to capitalise on the growing interest in the continent

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