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September 8, 2020

You’ve worked hard to build the family business from scratch, or perhaps you are the latest of several generations running the business. Either way, you must plan for the day you step down well before you intend to.

You’ve worked hard to build the family business from scratch, or perhaps you are the latest of several generations running the business. Either way, you must plan for the day you step down well before you intend to.

Why? Because when a business passes from one generation to another, there is much more than money at stake.

September 7, 2020

More than half of the next generation of family business leaders are worried they will lose the capital their family has created and almost half are worried their own children will lose that wealth.

More than half of the next generation of family business leaders are worried they will lose the capital their family has created and almost half are worried their own children will lose that wealth.

A significant 62% felt it was their responsibility to not only preserve, but grow, their family fortunes, according to a new study by Campden Wealth with RBC.

September 7, 2020

Cue Gaelic’s Storm Titanic party song that is the guilty toe-tapping pleasure of anyone alive during the 1990s. The only thing I know that gets people out of their seats and dance as well as this Irish classic is the yields being farmed and 1,000X returns traders are realising on crypto in DeFi this summer. But what is Decentralised Finance and is it just 2020’s new crypto buzzword, or is it radically transforming financial and capital markets as we know them?

Cue Gaelic’s Storm Titanic party song that is the guilty toe-tapping pleasure of anyone alive during the 1990s. The only thing I know that gets people out of their seats and dance as well as this Irish classic is the yields being farmed and 1,000X returns traders are realising on crypto in DeFi this summer. But what is Decentralised Finance and is it just 2020’s new crypto buzzword, or is it radically transforming financial and capital markets as we know them?

September 4, 2020

Escarrer family’s road to recovery after Melia Hotels almost hit zero revenue, US billionaire vintner Bill Foley finds record New Zealand profits in premiumisation, Gebruder Weiss meets rising demand in e-sales with new delivery hub.

Escarrer family’s road to recovery after Melia Hotels almost hit zero revenue

Spain’s Escarrer family is focusing on renovated resort hotels, incorporating independent accommodation providers, digitalisation and its loyalty scheme in its post-coronavirus travel recovery strategy after the family-owned Melia Hotels International suffered its worst semester in history.

September 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted families of wealth to accelerate their succession planning and check if existing plans are still fit for purpose.

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted families of wealth to accelerate their succession planning and check if existing plans are still fit for purpose.

The seismic disruption has created shockwaves last seen during the Global Financial Crisis with low interest rates ushering in tax-efficient transfers of multigenerational wealth and advantageous investment opportunities in assets at marked down prices.

August 19, 2020

‘New’ economy stocks have surged over the past five years, but unfashionable value may yet have its moment in the sun Hermione Davies

US internet stocks have massively outperformed world markets
 
The US internet shares have been roaring ahead, particularly in recent months. The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the shift toward online retail and smart communications, and these are the most obvious winners. It has been a giddy ride.
 
August 19, 2020

A mere 1% allocation to crypto assets over the past few years could have nearly doubled your investment portfolio’s overall, risk-adjusted return. You’ll have to forgive me, but I feel this is so important that I would like to repeat myself so everyone may comprehend the gravity of such a statement… Iconic Holding

A mere 1% allocation to crypto assets over the past few years could have nearly doubled your investment portfolio’s overall, risk-adjusted return. You’ll have to forgive me, but I feel this is so important that I would like to repeat myself so everyone may comprehend the gravity of such a statement…
 
August 11, 2020

Buy good companies. And own them forever. As investment approaches go, it is seductively simple. In a financial world that often looks confused, and in places absurd, buying and holding a portfolio of high-quality companies has evident appeal. Ten years into a bull market, the approach is back in vogue. Owning high-quality equities has worked well over the past 20 years. However, from today’s starting point – with high valuations, and a cosy consensus around the business fundamentals – these high-quality stocks look unappealing. Are these supposedly ‘safe’ stocks now, counterintuitively, one of the least attractive parts of the market? Duncan MacInnes

Buy good companies.  And own them forever. 
 

 

July 13, 2020

Across many developed economies, the prevailing economic and financial policy framework – what we’ll call the Box – is failing to deliver for much of the adult population. The mood is ripe for a policy revolution, a new monetary settlement. When the Box is blown up, inflation objectives will lose their privileged position. Fiscal orthodoxy will be abandoned. This will demolish the pillars on which so many investment strategies are built.

Across many developed economies, the prevailing economic and financial policy framework – what we’ll call the Box – is failing to deliver for much of the adult population. The mood is ripe for a policy revolution, a new monetary settlement. When the Box is blown up, inflation objectives will lose their privileged position. Fiscal orthodoxy will be abandoned. This will demolish the pillars on which so many investment strategies are built.

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