Latest issue of Campden FO: Taking Control

This quarter is all about taking control. Philanthropists taking control of their giving and investors taking control of their investing. This might be one of the biggest developments to come out of the financial crisis, bigger even than tempering the omnipresence of the big banks. Impact giving is a good example of this phenomenon: it’s not just about signing a cheque over to a charitable organisation, it’s about getting involved and ensuring the money is being spent wisely and transparently.

Rakesh Mittal, vice-chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s largest conglomerates, talks to CampdenFO about the family’s direct approach to giving through the Bharti Foundation. On the same theme we look at why an increasing number of philanthropists are favouring this more direct approach and explore 10 top tips for impact giving.

When it comes to direct investing – another example of taking control – family offices are leading the way. CampdenFO looks at why many offices are placing more money into direct investment opportunities, whether they prefer to invest in businesses or equities, and why they are eschewing the indirect funds option. Murray Capital, a family office based in Edinburgh, is also featured and is another pertinent example of an investment business taking such an approach.

Given the extraordinary performance of world equity markets since the beginning of the year, are we coming out of one of the worst economic downturns in living memory? We delve into the world economy to find out.

In our Passions section we take a look at the amazing and sometimes bizarre world of private jet ownership – take Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s purchase of an Airbus A380, the world’s biggest aircraft, for his own personal use. The cost of running even a small six-seat jet can be more than a million dollars a year.  

With all this, plus our quarterly tip on investing, this issue of CampdenFO is full of useful information and analysis.

Launched in 2008, CampdenFO is the only global magazine dedicated to covering the growing market of private single and multifamily offices.

Published quarterly, CampdenFO is quickly setting the agenda in this hard-to-reach space by examining current trends, governance and investment best practice, wealth management and exclusive interviews with influential family offices. CampdenFO is a controlled circulation publication that is delivered exclusively to 5,500 qualified single and multi family offices.