Michael Foster

The Boël family, one of the wealthiest in Belgium, has invested in Typeform, a technology business that helps companies to interact with their customers using digital conversations, video and chatbots.
Less than three in ten family offices access services offered by private banks, according to a survey by US-based custodian BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Katherine Hill Ritchie, strategic director at Nottingham Spirk Family Office respects private equity managers. She invests in their portfolio companies. She lets them lead on deals
A company backed by the Benetton family of Italy has agreed to raise its investment in Volocopter, a German air taxi provider
In the decade to June, venture capital returned 16% a year, beating rival asset classes and developing sufficient skill to stay on top, according to economist Sebastian Mallaby
Glint, a gold-based payments platform backed by a posse of wealthy investors, is better placed than most to win business on the back of current uncertainty
Pay rises at a majority of US single-family offices struggled to match other sectors in 2021
As if inflation and war weren’t enough, businesses - including family enterprises - need to get ready to deal with rising shareholder backing for ESG activism. 
Russian minister of finance, Anton Siluanov, gave the game away in June by revealing that the country’s National Wealth Fund had raised its gold weighting to 20%.
Savers, rich and poor, are turning to bitcoin to protect their life savings from the ravages of inflation and exposures to stressed fiat currencies
Billionaires aren’t always winners. Following a poor debut, a fund investing in their companies has axed its exposure to 30 of them after reviewing their governance.
Two breakthroughs in carbon capture have won the backing of family offices led by Bill Gates, Nat Simons and former Google executive Chris Sacca