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November 21, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Andrew Forrest launches a $25 billion Ukraine reconstruction fund; Tom Ford becomes a billionaire after selling his fashion brand to Estée Lauder; and Masayoshi Son faces a $4.7 billion SoftBank bill.

Billionaire Andrew Forrest launches $25 billion Ukraine reconstruction fund
Andrew Forrest, the Australian mining billionaire best known as the former chief executive officer of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), has committed $740 million of his own fortune to the Ukraine Green Growth Initiative.

November 17, 2022

While the unsettling multiple whammy of COVID-19 pandemic, a global inflation spike, rising interest rates, geopolitical perils and potential looming recession have driven a reduction in investment risk towards a more conservative and balanced strategy, Family Offices have nevertheless developed a taste for tech, according to Campden Wealth and RBC's The North America Family Office Report 2022.

While the unsettling multiple whammy of COVID-19 pandemic, a global inflation spike, rising interest rates, geopolitical perils and potential looming recession have driven a reduction in investment risk towards a more conservative and balanced strategy, North American Family Offices have nevertheless developed a taste for tech.

November 14, 2022

KPMG’s private enterprise leader in Singapore, Chiu Wu Hong, talks about why the city-state’s status is on the rise, an increased focus on ESG and impact investment and some very attractive tax incentives.

With more than 20 years’ experience advising on the benefits of Singapore’s regional tax incentives and compliance, cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions and consulting and planning for local and multinational companies, there can be few better positioned to lead KPMG’s private enterprise team in the city-state than Chiu Wu Hong.

November 9, 2022

Philanthropy is embedded in the fabric of wealth management. Whether it’s the Silent Generation or Generation Z, each generation wants to make an impact through charitable giving, says BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Philanthropy is top of mind for most affluent families. However, according to BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Global Family Office Study, only 30% of family offices have documented strategies to deploy wealth in a truly meaningful way [1]. This disconnect is just one of several challenges that families face regarding philanthropic planning.

November 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Lord Alli is named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company; a three-member CEO board is announced to lead Red Bull after the death of co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; and Wu Yajun steps down as chair for real estate developer Longfor Properties.

Lord Alli named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company
Lord Waheed Alli, the former head of children's media group Chorion and online fashion retailer Koovs, has stepped up as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company (MAC), a listed company targeting takeovers in the creative industries.

November 1, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman; Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce sees property portal Boomin go bust and Daniel Kretinsky is cleared to increase his stake in Royal Mail.

Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman
Following a full pardon for crimes including embezzlement and bribery, Jay Y. Lee has been appointed as Samsung’s executive chairman.

October 19, 2022

Ahead of Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Forum in London (November 1-2) and the ClimateTech Investing Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland (December 6-7), Fabienne Michaux, director for SDG Impact at the United Nations Development Programme, talks about why family businesses should approach investment through the prism of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Ahead of Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Forum in London (November 1-2) and the ClimateTech Investing Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland (December 6-7), Fabienne Michaux, director for SDG Impact at the United Nations Development Programme, talks about why family businesses should approach investment through the prism of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

October 11, 2022

Despite the many differences among family offices, they all need flexible, cost-effective management of their financial assets. Choosing the right custody model is key to meeting this need, says BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Despite the many differences among family offices, they all need flexible, cost-effective management of their financial assets. Choosing the right custody model is key to meeting this need.

October 4, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Anders Holch Polvsen helps save Strathnaver Museum; Barry Sherman's Apotex Pharmaceuticals is sold to a private firm; and billionaire brothers buy a major Scottish bus operator.

Anders Holch Polvsen helps save Strathnaver Museum
Danish billionaire Anders Holch Polvsen has stepped in to save Scotland’s Strathnaver Museum with an interest-free unsecured loan of more than £600,000.

Holch Povlsen, who lives in Scotland and is the country’s richest man and biggest private landowner, supplied the loan when a £2.3 million refurbishment and conservation project uncovered a problem with the historical building’s deeds of ownership.

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