Price stability – good or bad?

A debate is raging as to whether the drop in the consumer price index to less than one per cent with the prospect potentially of deflation is good or bad. The pessimists argue that without inflation at say its target of 2%, spending decisions will be deferred and the economy will contract.  Read more…


Direct Danger: The challenges of direct private equity investing for SFOs

The intellectual thesis for single family offices (SFOs) to engage in direct private equity (PE) club deals with like-minded families is compelling. The common cry from SFOs is that “they want more control over where their money is put to work” and so this argues against committing to blind pools. But many SFOs are sceptical and there is wide acknowledgement that there are few examples of it happening successfully and many investments remain too early in the cycle to judge. Read more…

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