Networks - Direct Investing

Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

No one can predict with certainty which areas of financial technology (FinTech) will lead to the next significant wave of disruption.

Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

As computers have become more powerful and data more readily available, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have followed. The combination of these disciplines with robotics can have a significant economic- and business-related benefit.

Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Unlike other investment strategies that can be bound by geography or market capitalization classifications, the thematic investing strategy focuses on themes that can break macro trends and create an opportunity to produce returns that may look different from the overall market.

Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The challenges confronting water resources and its associated infrastructure present a compelling thematic investment opportunity, since water shortages in the coming decades are expected to boost prices for this commodity.

Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lithium batteries are already the choice energy source for many products, and consumption is expected to grow considerably over the coming decade.

NEPC
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Direct investments for wealthy individuals and family offices can be challenging when competing with the experience, intellectual capital, and the deep network of relationships forged by a private equity firm.

NEPC
Friday, April 5, 2019

There is not a lot of data to call upon to glean the performance of direct private investments; however, based on a large, robust study focused on institutional investors, family offices should know that the performance of this type of investing has been mixed at best.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The past couple of years have proven to be banner years for private equity and merger and acquisition activity, with no signs of slow down in 2019. With cash on hand to invest and the increase in Representation and Warranty Insurance policies, forecasters expect these trends to continue.

Thompson Coburn
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Cannabis capital market transactions exceeded $14 billion in 2018, double the aggregate total from the five years combined. While the hype surrounding the industry is palpable, there are concerns over federal illegality.

NEPC
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

High-net-worth families are increasingly looking to direct investments, a strategy gaining popularity with institutional investors.