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The vast majority of the more than 56,500 families around the world with net worth of $100 million and up and more than 16,500 with upwards
of $250 million have yet to create a single family office (SFO). Many families understand that SFOs provide the ultimate in privacy, control and customization. Their resistance to creating one often stems from a mistaken belief that SFOs are exorbitantly expensive to operate than outsourced investing and other services

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I’m a data nerd. I know it. You know it. It’s not like it’s a big secret. My name is Meredith Jones, and I let my geek flag fly. So it’s no wonder that my nerdy spidey senses tingled late last week and early this week with the release of two new hedge fund studies. The first was eVestment Alliance’s look at small and young funds

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  The Daily Shot™ Greetings, We start with the United States where retail sales surprised to the upside. Source: TradingEconomics A big part of this improvement was auto sales which remain vibrant – driven to some extent by the availability of cheap auto credit. Q2 auto loan volume was the highest since 2005. Will auto

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About once a generation, the finance industry cocoons an evolution, adding a layer of complexity to a system almost no one fully understands. From equities and bonds available to the middle classes in the 1950s, to the 1980s rise of derivatives and asset backed securities, each layer has added enormous wealth to the pockets of institutions and investors who spotted the trends early and figured out how to capitalise on the opportunities

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