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PE Directs To Increase in 2015 for Family Offices

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February 12, 2015

The authors of the Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report say that this year will be the “year of private equity” for global family office investing. A survey revealed that 9% of investing will be in direct venture capital or private equity, with a further 8% in private equity funds. The trend is expected to increase but only at the rate that family offices add due diligence capacity.
Other findings
• Professionalisation: developing staff and structures to transfer authority to either family members or non-family executives.
• Impact Investing: Family offices are seeking to professionalise their philanthropic functions and are looking to develop their ability to measure the impact of giving.
• Expanding across borders: Multiple jurisdictions with expansion of a presence beyond the home territory. Networks are vital for this trend.
• Alternative finance: Developing investments to provide non-bank lending – a possible new niche in alternative investments for family offices.

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