Michael Foster

A digital revolution funded by family offices is sweeping through the worlds of fine wine, art, watches and classic cars, as entrepreneurs use trading platforms to compete with intermediaries
The landed gentry has invested in real estate for centuries, believing it will always bounce back from a crisis. And the point has just been proved again
A renowned head of global private banking has quit his job to start an advisory boutique which wants to advise single-family offices on the development of co-investment deals
More than two years after Covid lockdown, most family offices are used to dispersed, or hybrid, working
“The last decade has been a supercycle for private banks and asset managers, but the bull market is coming to an end,” says Decisive Capital Management founder Elie Chamat, out to replicate the success of …
Commodity-trading advisers using futures to bet on price trends have roared back into contention following this year's surge in market volatility
Luna, one of top-performing cryptocurrencies of 2021, has lost 99% of its value in a single day. Its market value has fallen to $327 million according to CoinGecko, against $35 billion last year
Family offices are backing energy group Arcadia in its construction of a social network which nudges US consumers into switching their electricity supply from fossil fuel to clean energy
Venture investing might be slowing down, but one of the UK’s most illustrious families through their family office has just invested in a deal worth more than $100 million. 
Over the years, family offices have been persuaded to believe that the stock market is a safe place for them to conduct their business. Perhaps they should think again
Listed tech giants like Netflix are starting to yearn for the quiet life preferred by family office investors as their shares, once so buoyant, get trashed by investors fearful of interest rate hikes and…
All too often, family offices find compelling investments in esoteric markets but fail to invest at the last minute for fear of being swindled out of their money