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March 5, 2010

Investors are ploughing billions into farmland acquisitions convinced that food prices and land values are being driven upwards. Is farming as lucrative an investment as some commentators suggest?

Investors are ploughing billions into farmland acquisitions convinced that food prices and land values are being driven upwards. Is farming as lucrative an investment as some commentators suggest?

January 21, 2010

The William Pears Group, the property and investment company owned by the UK-based Pears family, are set to co-invest with private equity group Blackstone and investment firm Cambridge Place to launch a new UK bank.

The William Pears Group, the property and investment company owned by the UK-based Pears family, are set to co-invest with private equity group Blackstone and investment firm Cambridge Place to launch a new UK bank.

The family has invested £50 million into the venture according to media reports today, although no family members were available to comment when the firm was contacted by www.campdenFB.com.

November 19, 2009

Despite presenting a range of variables to rival the riskiest asset class, the thoroughbred horse breeding and racing industry is an international business backed by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals and families, writes Paul Golden

Despite presenting a range of variables to rival the riskiest asset class, the thoroughbred horse breeding and racing industry is an international, multi-billion pound business backed by some of the world's wealthiest individuals and families.

December 18, 2008

Campden FB noted the potential of wine as an investment this summer, but it remains a newsworthy topic and worthwhile investment says James Moore.

The credit crunch presents an opportunity not only to stock a cellar but to make what could potentially be a very healthy long-term profit at a time when the prospects for many other investments vary from awkward to awful.

The winemaking community tends to throw its hands up in horror at the thought of people using its product as a vehicle for making money rather than savouring alongside a good meal.

September 18, 2008

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has given up a stake in his family’s LCF Rothschild Group to the Bank of China, the fifth largest bank in the world in terms of market capitalisation in 2007.

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has given up a stake in his family’s LCF Rothschild Group to the Bank of China, the fifth largest bank in the world in terms of market capitalisation in 2007.
 
The two companies have signed a long-term strategic investment and business cooperation agreement covering private banking and asset management businesses in their respective domestic markets and other strategic geographies.
 

April 7, 2008

The Bank of Scotland has taken a minority equity investment in The Miller Group, the UK’s largest privately-owned property business.

The Bank of Scotland has taken a minority equity investment in The Miller Group, the UK's largest privately-owned property business.

The investment is the most significant financial transaction in the group's 74-year history and is a combination of both equity and debt.

September 1, 2007

For many, private jets are seen as the epitome of wealth and luxury – the ultimate status symbol. They are speedy, flexible, convenient and, with so many varieties of design and price, everyone can can experience their dream jet. David Nicholson finds out more …

David Nicholson is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

For many, private jets are seen as the epitome of wealth and luxury – the ultimate status symbol. They are speedy, flexible, convenient and, with so many varieties of design and price, everyone can can experience their dream jet. David Nicholson finds out more …

July 1, 2006

In the fourth of an occasional series, Melanie Stern chairs a roundtable discussion at Campden’s Family Investment Workshop in Lausanne on whether family offices are more interested in preserving wealth, or maximising it – and how they fulfil their mandate

In the fourth of an occasional series, Melanie Stern chairs a roundtable discussion at Campden's Family Investment Workshop in Lausanne on whether family offices are more interested in preserving wealth, or maximising it – and how they fulfil their mandate

Roundtable panel

Gero Bauknecht is manager and executive board member of Beekay Family Office, a single family office in Zurich.

November 1, 2004

Entrepreneurs want to know why they should invest in the stock market and, if so, what are the options that are going to maintain the real value of their capital. Tim Cotton asks, will alternative investment provide the answer?

Tim Cotton is a personal finance and investment adviser for Grant Thornton.

Entrepreneurs want to know why they should invest in the stock market and, if so, what are the options that are going to maintain the real value of their capital. Tim Cotton asks, will alternative investment provide the answer?

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