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July 19, 2022

Inflation oscillates: it’s an idea when it’s not about, and a defining feature when it is, says Ruffer LLP chairman Jonathan Ruffer.

Inflation oscillates: it’s an idea when it’s not about, and a defining feature when it is. The only other word which comes to mind with similar status is ‘war’. Irrelevant or inexorable – the human mind finds it hard to make a judgement between the two extremes.

June 27, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, EssilorLuxottica chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio passes away aged 87; Barry Hearn and son are set to receive a £150 million windfall from Matchroom Sport stake sale; and Henry Cheng's family office bids for control of clothing retailer Giordano.

EssilorLuxottica chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio passes away aged 87
Leonardo Del Vecchio, the chairman of spectacles maker EssilorLuxottica and owner of iconic sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, has died aged 87.

“EssilorLuxottica sadly announces today that its chairman has passed away,” the group said in a statement, adding that the board would meet soon to “Determine the next steps”.

May 25, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Gautam Adani’s family office invests in an Abu Dhabi petrochemicals firm; the Todd Boehly-led consortium is officially approved as new Chelsea FC owners; and British tycoon Guy Hands bids to buy Butlins holiday camps.

Gautam Adani’s family office invests in Abu Dhabi petrochemicals firm
The family office of Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, has committed to invest $75 million in an Abu Dhabi-based petrochemicals firm as part of a $2 billion initial public offering (IPO) - the biggest-ever listing in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) state.

April 19, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Brewing heir Santo Domingo joins a Chelsea FC consortium; Twitter’s board of directors approves a ‘Poison pill’ strategy against Elon Musk’s takeover bid; and Sir Terence Conran’s former restaurant empire is up for auction.

Brewing heir Santo Domingo backs Chelsea FC takeover bid
Colombian-born billionaire brewing heir Alejandro Santo Domingo [picured left] has announced his backing for the bid to buy Chelsea Football Club.

Santo Domingo, who sits on the board of the world’s largest brewer ABInBev, has joined part of the investor group spearheaded by former Liverpool FC and British Airways chairman Sir Martin Broughton.

April 7, 2022

Events in Ukraine are to be seen, first, through the lens of humanity. Through the lens of finance, Russia’s invasion is having the same effect as Covid-19: it is accelerating trends which are already in place. And those trends are inflationary says Ruffer LLP chairman Jonathan Ruffer.

Events in Ukraine are to be seen, first, through the lens of humanity. Through the lens of finance, Russia’s invasion is having the same effect as Covid-19: it is accelerating trends which are already in place. And those trends are inflationary.

April 4, 2022

The chairman of Campden Club’s two-day event on March 30 and 31 talks to Campden FB about his main takeaways.

The chairman of Campden Club’s two-day event on March 30 and 31 talks to Campden FB about his main takeaways.

Over two days at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, members of ultra-high-net-worth financial families took part in a series of revelatory presentations and sessions in which the subject of legacy, pertaining to the three key pillars of purpose, people and profit, was discussed.

February 25, 2022

The chairman of Campden Club’s two-day event on February 23 and 24 talks to Campden FB about his biggest takeaways.

Over two days at London’s County Hall, members of ultra-high net worth financial families took part in a series of revelatory presentations, workshops and sessions in which the future of alternative investment was discussed.

Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio, chief executive officer of private investment family office Fidia Holding, chaired the proceedings and here takes us through his key findings:

February 17, 2022

The co-founder and president of leading blockchain specialists GDA Capital talks to us about getting started in digital asset investment, the perfect working day and what keeps him up at night.

A serial entrepreneur with a history of bringing disruptive technology to market, David Shafrir is the co-founder and president of GDA Capital, an advisory firm specialising in helping blockchain companies to scale globally, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the Metaverse.

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February 14, 2022

The chairman and chief executive officer of private investment family office Fidia Holding talks to us about the asset classes he’s focussed on, what influences his investment decisions and how he spends his downtime.

The chairman and chief executive officer of private investment family office Fidia Holding talks to us about the asset classes he’s focussed on, what influences his investment decisions and how he spends his downtime.

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