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January 27, 2022

The estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen expands its investment management group, Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal gets into agritech and family office Alpha Blue Ocean signs a new financing agreement.

Paul Allen’s family office expands its investment management group

Vulcan Inc., the family office of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has expanded and renamed its investment management group.

Vulcan Capital has been retitled Cercano Management and is positioned as a public markets, private equity, private credit and real estate investment-advisory firm to ultra high net worth individuals, with managed assets totaling $7.7 billion. 

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

Aiming to set up the first major fund to offer up a pool of exceptional talent and a pipeline of exciting productions, what is planned to be the Theatre Returns Fund will, says seasoned West End producer Nicholas Allott OBE, be a boon for the industry and a compelling opportunity for investors.

Aiming to set up the first major fund to offer up a pool of exceptional talent and a pipeline of exciting productions, what is planned to be the Theatre Returns Fund will, says seasoned West End producer Nicholas Allott OBE, be a boon for the industry and a compelling opportunity for investors.

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.

January 17, 2022

Resources for bespoke wealth management and responsible governance strategies are in growing demand from restructuring family offices in their pursuit of new investment opportunities in new markets.

Resources for bespoke wealth management and responsible governance strategies are in growing demand from restructuring family offices in their pursuit of new investment opportunities in new markets.

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.

January 12, 2022

When I was on honeymoon in Venice, I spotted a pair of Chinese dragons, one chewing a toenail and the other picking its nose. Smart shop, Grand Canal – my wife Jane and I set an upper limit on what we’d pay. We later walked out with the dragons having written a cheque for slightly over four times our upper limit.

When I was on honeymoon in Venice, I spotted a pair of Chinese dragons, one chewing a toenail and the other picking its nose. Smart shop, Grand Canal – my wife Jane and I set an upper limit on what we’d pay. We later walked out with the dragons having written a cheque for slightly over four times our upper limit.

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