Topics: Family Offices

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

DealMarket in Schaffhauser Zeitung January 22, 2016:   "Das Zürcher Unternehmen hat eine Onlineplattform entwickelt, auf der sogenanntes Fundraising betrieben werden kann. Wo also Jungunternehmer potenziellen Geldgebern ihre Ideen schmackhaft machen können. «Unsere Plattform funktioniert vom Prinzip her wie Homegate für Immobilien», sagt Geschäftsführer und Miteigentümer Urs Häusler. Einen Preis gewonnen   Damit verdient die Firma kein Geld, die Benutzung ist kostenlos. Geld einbringen tun dagegen die für professionelle Investmentfirmen massgeschneiderten Plattformen von [...]

Billions to the Crowd Taps Appetite for Alt Asset Investing

Billions to the Crowd Taps Appetite for Alt Asset ...

The quick growth and growing confidence in lending platforms and equity crowdfunding is attracting more capital from professional and institutional investors. Milestones announced this summer illustrate these two trends. Zopa, the UK-based pioneer in peer to peer lending, announced on its blog that it hit the milestone of GBP 1 billion in loans.   Elsewhere, Citywire reports that P2P Global [...]

Private Equity Provides Strong Backing for a New Insurance Group

Private Equity Provides Strong Backing for a New ...

Private equity firms have provided a strong backing for a new insurance group, showing the industry still has faith in the sector. But while the Fidelis Insurance Holdings group managed to gain $1.5 billion in funds from private equity firms and other investors, some in the private equity industry are saying the sector’s investment has been a “mixed bag” for [...]

Insights into Family Office Returns

Insights into Family Office Returns

The top performers in a new survey of Family Offices by FOX Global have higher allocations to Private Equity Direct (11% vs. 6%), as well as higher allocations to Real Estate (16% vs. 11%). They were also more likely than the overall sample to have first- or second-generation family leadership (73% vs. 67%). The majority, 93%, say they have an [...]

Israeli Private Equity Firm Viola Raises $250 Million

Israeli Private Equity Firm Viola Raises $250 ...

Private equity company, Viola Private Equity, announced on Wednesday that it has reached its targets with the latest investment fund.  The Israeli firm has been able to raise $250 million with the fund and the firm said there is possibility the fund will remain open for the time being. The firm will use the fund to invest in technology companies, [...]

Value of Direct Deals Under the Microscope

Value of Direct Deals Under the Microscope

There’s been of talk about institutional investors increasing their direct and co-investment activity, but new academic research, studying returns between 1999 and 2011 finds that returns for direct venture capital deals, even for sophisticated institutional investors, are underperforming the LP’s own benchmarks, according to an article in Institutional Investor. More recent performance data may prove to have different results but [...]

The Traits of Family Wealth Managers That Make Money… and Lose it

The Traits of Family Wealth Managers That Make ...

Todd Ganos, founder of Integrated Wealth Counsel, has published in Forbes a four part series of articles on family office wealth management. We digested the four articles here and included a graphic from SEI Investments Management Corporation that shows a Diversified Portfolio in light green compared to large cap basket in dark green and other index-based investment pools in orange. [...]