Michael Foster

Crippled by the 2008 credit crisis and rescued by its Middle East clients, Barclays, the UK banking group, has reinvented itself
The current generation made the money.  The next generation hopes to save the planet. And Generation Z wants to hide away from it all. For them, the metaverse is becoming a new religion.
Family-owned Marshall Group of the UK is out to focus on its core interests by buying a car dealership, a month after spinning off tech investor Martlet Capital
As family offices grow in scale and sophistication, recruitment consultant Tanya Lutyens is out to broaden her approach and expand in the US
The Agnelli family has given its blessing to a ground-breaking Anglo-Italian nuclear power venture led by Italian physicist turned entrepreneur Stefano Buono
Venture capital deals backed by family offices are growing in number, as they gain confidence to tackle deals in a buoyant market
Existential risks are multiplying in the wake of the pandemic and family offices need to take precautions, according to Angelo Robles, founder of the Family Office Association
A family office run by David Toplas, a UK entrepreneur, is seeking family offices prepared to co-invest in venture capital opportunities by subscribing for convertible loan notes
Hedvig, a Swedish insurer, is the latest in a stream of new ventures offering clients easy terms, and ease of access, to financial products
Sorting out climate change seemed difficult, but not impossible, twenty years ago. The going got tougher this year as power shortages developed and governments fell back on fossil fuels to generate energy
A family office owned by hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen has spent the summer betting on blockchain, happy to leave other wealthy investors to speculate on bitcoin
Verve Ventures of Switzerland has won the backing of family offices in its bid to become a top European startup firm. And, as ever, their responses are very different