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February 1, 2022

Ex-head of BioNTech brothers' family office builds his own business, American business advisory firm Hightower makes a strategic investment and Sir John Beckwith's family office appoints a new asset management chairman.

Head of the BioNTech brothers' family office leaves to build his own business

Helmut Jeggle [pictured], the head of Thomas and Andreas Struengmann's family office Athos, has left to advance his own family office after purchasing stakes in firms alongside the twin brothers.

January 27, 2022

A prominent young, next-gen woman who is safeguarding her family’s wealth while carving her own niche as the head of an impact investment company, Melissa Sesana Grajales is undoubtedly one to watch.

A prominent young, next-gen woman who is safeguarding her family’s wealth while carving her own niche as the head of an impact investment company, Melissa Sesana Grajales is undoubtedly one to watch.

It wouldn't be untrue to say that Melissa Sesana Grajales' family fortune was predicated on a wild leap of faith.

January 21, 2022

Founding partner of venture capital firm Lakestar Klaus Hommels and former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi discuss the outlook for Europe and how politics can help it achieve sovereignty in financing and technology.

Founding partner of venture capital firm Lakestar Klaus Hommels and former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi discuss the outlook for Europe and how politics can help it achieve sovereignty in financing and technology.

For Europe to remain powerful amid the changing geopolitical landscape, maintaining hegemony in financing technological advances is required. Creating a vision is not enough. To power growth, we need both passion from politicians alongside practical means to plug a funding gap for the new generation of companies.

January 20, 2022

The life of Lord Myners remembered in heartfelt tributes, Simon Nixon family office principal leaves to expand vertical farming business and Wildcat Capital Management further expands car wash holdings.

Tributes pour in for Lord Paul Myners, after ‘Tower of strength’ in financial crisis dies aged 73

Lord Paul Myners, a former UK treasury minister, City stalwart and director of multi-family business Rockefeller Capital Management, has died at the age of 73.

Lord Myners served under Labour prime minister Gordon Brown for two years until 2010. Appointed as the City minister in the treasury during the 2008 financial crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, he assisted in the subsequent billion-pound bank bailout package.

January 17, 2022

Throughout the pandemic, members of the ultra-wealthy community have made a monumental social impact, but just one made a financial profit. Paul Westall, co-founder of the Agreus Group, asks do family offices always need a return when it comes to giving and is it possible to have it both ways?

This is an extract from the How To Change The World Report, a guide to philanthropy and impact investing by family office recruiter, Agreus. Download the full report here.

October 6, 2021

The next generation taking charge of family wealth are seizing more opportunities in the world’s $418 billion venture capital space and powering the expansion by family offices into early investments, according to new research by Campden Wealth.

The next generation taking charge of family wealth are seizing more opportunities in the world’s $418 billion venture capital space and powering the expansion by family offices into early investments, according to new research by Campden Wealth.

However, the best venture deals continued to be hard to access and most family offices relied on their existing network for deal flow. Recruiting and retaining expertise in venture capital remained a challenge for many family offices.

July 26, 2021

Indian diamond merchant Savji Dholakia says the trust of family, staff welfare and environmental, social and governance values are his priorities in his $1.2 billion family business, with finance and growth the “by-products” of his lifelong enterprise.

Indian diamond merchant Savji Dholakia says the trust of family, staff welfare and environmental, social and governance values are his priorities in his $1.2 billion family business, with finance and growth the “by-products” of his lifelong enterprise.

The 59-year-old Hurun India Rich List principal, whose family business is managed by a team of four brothers (pictured below right), three partners and eight young adult children, also said he does not believe in planning his succession.

July 14, 2021

Bernhard Gademann says his family’s elite Swiss private boarding school, Institut auf dem Rosenberg, is run like a 132-year-old startup, with the skills and attitudes of entrepreneurialism nurtured in students in a state-of-the-art, holistic learning environment.

Bernhard Gademann says his family’s elite Swiss private boarding school, Institut auf dem Rosenberg, is run like a 132-year-old startup, with the skills and attitudes of entrepreneurialism nurtured in students in a state-of-the-art, holistic learning environment.

July 12, 2021

We have been talking of inflation for well over a decade—which is not the same thing as calling its timing. An impasse was created by the failure of the economy to grow after the 2008 crisis—all the risks (as we patiently explained) were deflationary, and in vain did the central banks and governments try to force an inflationary impulse into a sluggish world. Their primary weapon? An invention, deployed on a grand scale—quantitative easing (QE to its friends).

I am writing this just before a US inflation report which, to quote Bloomberg, “May provide clues on the monetary-policy outlook; S&P futures were little changed, as were European stocks [awaiting] the next policy statement from the European Central Bank…”

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