Michael Foster

Assets of more than $31 trillion are now invested in funds that take account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance
The episode was brief, but a refreshing reminder of family values has been brought to light by Lady Nadine Cobham’s opposition to a £4 billion bid for a UK defence company once run by her husband.
Philanthropy has evolved over several generations to become better defined and global in scope, according to research by Wise Counsel Research
You may not guess it from market indices, but global stock markets have been having a bad wobble over the last few days, even before US President Trump said the Federal Reserve should cut interest rates…
A Detroit-based private investment group called Camelot Venture Group is about to realise a big windfall after backing a novel tech group called SmileDirectClub
Xanadu, a Canadian quantum computing firm backed by a posse of powerful investors, expects to take two years, or less, to develop systems which can be used by banks and asset managers to transform their…
Impact investing has become a buzz phrase among family offices keen to find a sustainable return from investments which purport to heal the planet
For the best part of a decade, investors have been piling into bonds, tracker funds, private assets and disruptive venture capital
Sustainable investment is growing apace, with assets worth $30.7 trillion using the approach, in one way or another, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance
Portable alpha, an investment idea which fell out of favour during the 2008 financial crash, is making a comeback as endowments and family offices become increasingly wary of the stretched value of equities…
The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates” according to a newly-published IPCC report for the United Nations, which warns mankind’s ability to feed itself is at r…
The interest of family offices in private assets is continuing to increase, as they become fretful about prospects for global stock markets