Private Equity Made Simple

This week, the Financial Times published a brief video which explains what private equity is all about. I first learned about private equity in the autumn of 1988, while I was studying the corporate finance course at Stockholm School of Economics. During that autumn, Kohlberg-Kravis-Roberts & Co (KKR) bought the huge conglomerate RJR Nabisco Inc.… Continue reading Private Equity Made Simple

How the economy works

Ray Dalio is the king of the global hedge fund industry. He founded Bridgewater Associates in his Manhattan apartment in 1975 and it has since grown to become the world’s biggest hedge fund firm with about $150 billion in assets. According to Forbes Dalio is the 31st richest person in America and the 76th richest… Continue reading How the economy works

European Alternative Investment Summit

Today I was speaking in a panel on Private Equity, at the European Alternative Investment Summit at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. The summit is a quite interesting annual event, bringing together institutional investment and private wealth management industry professionals from throughout North America and Europe for three days of engaging discussions on a wide… Continue reading European Alternative Investment Summit

Opal Group European Family Office & Private Wealth conference, Geneva 2013

Last week I attended the Opal Group’s annual European Family Office & Private Wealth conference in Geneva and was one of the panellists on a panel discussion about the world’s emerging markets. The conference was very well attended and a huge success, I thought. There was an incredible spirit amongst all participants and the Opal… Continue reading Opal Group European Family Office & Private Wealth conference, Geneva 2013

Monaco can give Entrepreneurs the Edge

The Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state, on the French Riviera, world-known as a tourist and recreation center for the rich and famous and run by the Princes of the House of Grimaldi since 1297. However it has not always been like this. Until the mid 19th century Monaco was more or less a… Continue reading Monaco can give Entrepreneurs the Edge

Event in Monte Carlo and The Future of Europe

“We must go back to teach Europeans to love Europe.” – Jean Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Tuesday evening this week, I participated in the annual General Assembly and Christmas Cocktail of the Monaco Private Equity and Venture Capital Association  (MVCA). The evening was attended by approximately 90 Members and guests, one of the… Continue reading Event in Monte Carlo and The Future of Europe