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January 18, 2023

Few industries have bypassed the disruption caused by new technologies in recent years. What’s more is that this global trend is accelerating, leading businesses to adopt new tech more quickly, so creating further disruption, says private markets platform Titanbay.

As we take our first steps into 2023, it feels like a natural time to reflect on private markets’ journey through 2022 and to begin to map out the possibilities for the year ahead. Below, we take stock of recent events and market movements, and consider how they could influence performance over the coming months. You can find more Titanbay insights here.

January 16, 2023

Campden Wealth reveals European family offices are proactively adopting inflation-mitigating investment strategies as economic uncertainty looks to continue for the foreseeable future.

After a tumultuous few years and with even more uncertainty set for the foreseeable future, Europe-based family offices are proactively adopting inflation-mitigating investment strategies, according to Campden Wealth’s new European Family Office Report 2022.

January 16, 2023

Ultra-high-net-worth families are in the midst of a major handover of power. Generations are preparing to either step aside or step up and, as a result, 67% of European family offices have a succession plan in place. However, according to Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Report 2022, around half of these plans are informal. As 36% of European family offices expect their Next Gens to assume control over the coming decade, is now the time to discuss the difficult subject of succession openly?

Ultra-high-net-worth families are in the midst of a major wealth and succession transition. Generations are preparing to either step aside or step up and, as a result, 67% of European family offices have a succession plan in place. However, according to Campden Wealth’s European Family Office Report 2022, around half of these plans are relatively casual, being only informally agreed (19%), unwritten (21%) or still in the process of development (14%).

December 9, 2022

Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes delves into the truth and fiction of the bull market.

In the classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street, Kris Kringle is on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus. His defence lawyer says, “If this court finds that there is no Santa, I ask the court to judge which is worse: a lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear.”

Doesn’t that feel like markets recently?

November 30, 2022

In the new Asia-Pacific Family Office Report 2022, Campden Wealth and Raffles Family Office reveal Asia-Pacific family offices are on the lookout for investment opportunities across new and old asset classes, as portfolio diversification and alternative investments become top priorities.

Family offices based in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly adopting strategies to mitigate the adverse impact of inflation, according to the new Asia-Pacific Family Office Report 2022 by Campden Wealth and Raffles Family Office.

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 16, 2022

Campden Wealth and Royal Bank Of Canada reveal North American family offices outperformed their global peers in the new North America Family Office Report 2022. Despite a reduction in investment risk, family offices remain committed to private equity and new technologies.

North American family offices have continued to see their collective wealth and investment returns grow despite the aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent hike in inflation, interest rates and geopolitical risks, according to the North America Family Office Report 2022 by RBC and Campden Wealth.

November 4, 2022

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up... Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes says there's still life in the folding stuff yet!

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up.

Ruffer currently has the highest weighting to cash or cash-like assets in our history. We are concerned that liquidity is the new leverage and that a degradation of liquidity conditions poses an imminent danger to investor portfolios. 

So why, unlike other investment managers, are we comfortable owning cash today?

October 24, 2022

Private markets investment platform Titanbay explores the dilemmas of investing in periods of uncertainty.

We all know that markets are particularly choppy and unpredictable right now. Buffeted by major geopolitical stresses, and against a backdrop of rising inflation and higher interest rates, investors may find it difficult to know which way to turn.

So, what does this mean for private equity performance? How do you navigate the current environment and what does history show us about trying to time the market?

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