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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.

Where are you right now?
I am based in Toronto. Currently I’m in our offices in downtown Toronto.

February 17, 2022

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the key takeaways from the UK Government’s Tax Administration and Maintenance Day.

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the key takeaways from the UK Government’s Tax Administration and Maintenance Day.

February 16, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller sells off his stock in Facebook owner Meta, Goldman Sachs creates a family office for senior employees and an Australian multi-family office sees a huge return on investment in Fortnite gaming company.

Stanley Druckenmiller dumps stake in Facebook parent Meta

The family office of billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller ditched a $35.9 million stake in Facebook parent Meta and revealed new investments worth $67 million in social media company Snap Inc. and nearly $100 million in oil corporation Chevron.

The share sale by the New York-based Duquesne Family Office suggests Meta’s shift in focus to the metaverse may not have represented a compelling case for Druckenmiller.

February 16, 2022

For nearly three decades, Dr. Werner Tschollar has been at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, biotech and financing industries. With a humanitarian approach to life and a savvy head for business, he has parlayed his extensive credentials and experience into a series of innovative products and treatments that have changed the quality of life for countless people.

For nearly three decades, Dr. Werner Tschollar has been at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, biotech and financing industries. With a humanitarian approach to life and a savvy head for business, he has parlayed his extensive credentials and experience into a series of innovative products and treatments that have changed the quality of life for countless people.

February 15, 2022

Inflation volatility is coming says Ruffer LLP’s investment director Duncan MacInnes.

Inflation volatility is coming says Ruffer LLP’s investment director Duncan MacInnes.

Inflation is at a 40-year high. Given Ruffer has warned against rising inflation for some time, you might be forgiven for thinking we’ve cracked open the fancy (chocolate-covered) biscuits.

Unfortunately, we cannot rest upon our laurels. Because, ironically, now inflation is perceived as a problem, we can rest assured it will soon appear ‘Transitory’. But appearances can be deceptive.

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.

February 4, 2022

The former wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has announced that she no longer plans to give away the bulk of her wealth via their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here's why a clean break makes sense.

Following on from her divorce from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 2021, Melinda French Gates has announced that she no longer plans to give away the bulk of her wealth via their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

February 2, 2022

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the philanthropic structures needed to support ad-hoc giving alongside longer-term goals.

KPMG family office and private client team partner Jo Bateson talks about the philanthropic structures needed to support ad-hoc giving alongside longer-term goals.

Many of us will make regular and often sizable charitable donations supporting causes that are close to our hearts. It is part of what makes us human. But when does charity become philanthropy? The distinction is not always clear.

January 31, 2022

From Cats to Hamilton, theatre's greatest hits have relied on risky decisions. But, says renowned producer Eleanor Lloyd, what is planned to be the Theatre Returns Fund will allow more innovative productions to be made with less uncertainty for investors.

From Cats to Hamilton, theatre's greatest hits have relied on risky decisions. But, says renowned producer Eleanor Lloyd, what is planned to be the Theatre Returns Fund will allow more innovative productions to be made with less uncertainty for investors.

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