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April 26, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, B&M boss Simon Arora announces his retirement; Elon Musk reaches a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion; and Nandan Nilekani builds a tech platform to take on Amazon in India.

B&M discount chain boss Simon Arora set to retire

Simon Arora, the billionaire co-owner of UK discount chain B&M has announced his retirement after acquiring the then-failing business from Phildrew Investments in 2004.

January 14, 2022

Canadian multi family office Northwood is acquired by CI Financial, Inditex owner Amancio Ortega buys up a key piece of Toronto real-estate and hedge fund billionaire Alan Howard gets into the esports game.

CI Financial acquires Canadian multi family office Northwood

Northwood, the privately-owned boutique Canadian family office, has agreed to a sale to investment management firm CI Financial Corp.

One of the first multi-family offices established in Canada, the Toronto-based Northwood, which co-ordinates the financial, investment and personal affairs of Canadian and global families, manages approximately $2.2 billion of investment assets and $9 billion net worth.

November 27, 2020

Billionaire Ray Dalio to set up family office in Singapore, Gregg Lemkau quits Goldman Sachs to advise Michael Dell's investments, next-generation chairman Koo Kwang-mo shakes up LG Corporation.

Billionaire Ray Dalio to set up family office in Singapore

Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, is the latest billionaire to open a family office in Singapore.

Dalio, 71, the US investor who founded Bridgewater Associates in his New York apartment in 1975, felt it was “high time” to build on his links to Singapore and Asia-Pacific, his spokesman said.

December 20, 2018

Pernod Ricard has defended its “strong family values” against criticism from activist fund Elliott Management over shareholder returns and governance.

Pernod Ricard has defended its “strong family values” against criticism from activist fund Elliott Management over shareholder returns and governance.

The world's second-largest wine and spirits group has came under fire from US billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott, which has built up a stake worth about €1 billion ($1.13 billion) equivalent to about a 2.5% stake in the company controlled by the third generation Ricard family

January 4, 2017

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research

Overturning the industry’s reputation for secrecy, the third Global Family Office Report provides unprecedented data on everything from sliding hedge fund allocations to cyber-attacks. Michael Finnigan introduces the pioneering piece of research.

March 19, 2012

The first words in the Template for Understanding are: “The economy is like a machine.” Clearly Ray Dalio is brilliant at making money, but that’s a heck of an odd thing to say.

Last year Ray Dalio’s hedge fund made $13.8 billion (€10.5 billion). Since he launched the fund – which has the fist-pumping, Bon Jovi-soundtracked name of Bridgewater Pure Alpha - back in 1975 he has made $35.8 billion, making him the most successful hedge fund geezer ever.

September 20, 2011

Soros Fund Management, founded by legendary investor George Soros, has appointed former employee Scott Bessent as chief investment officer to oversee the family’s money.

Soros Fund Management, founded by legendary investor George Soros, has appointed former employee Scott Bessent as chief investment officer to oversee the family’s money.

The New York-based single family office also announced that Soros’s son Jonathan, who was co-deputy chairman, will step back from the fund’s day-to-day management, and will become chairman of the family’s foundation.

September 9, 2011

The family behind Indian security service provider SIS Securities has upped its ownership stake in the business by buying back shares held by a US-based hedge fund, and has shifted its focus to expanding through private equity investments.

The family behind Indian security service provider SIS Securities has upped its ownership stake in the business by buying back shares held by a US-based hedge fund, and has shifted its focus to expanding through private equity investments.

The Sinha family, which owns around 85% of Delhi-based SIS Securities, has purchased the 14% owned by DE Shaw, which had invested in the company in 2007, according to a report in India’s Financial Express.

When contacted, an SIS spokeswoman was unavailable for comment.

July 28, 2011

Given that George Soros, arguably the most successful hedge fund manger ever, is turning his hedge fund into a family office are others about to follow his lead?

Given that George Soros, arguably the most successful hedge fund manger ever, is turning his hedge fund into a family office are others about to follow his lead?

Some are wondering whether other big names in the industry like James Simons at Renaissance Technologies, John Paulson at Paulson & Co and David Tepper at Appaloosa Management are about to turn their hedge funds into family offices?

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