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Setting up a family office can be a big undertaking. Much has to do with the experience and capabilities of the family setting up the organisation to manage the accounting, taxes, legals, and investments in-house. What role the family wants to take is also very importa...

The financial services industry is an amazing construct of epic proportions and infinite possibilities. The sheer number of different things one can, or has to do, by moving money from one place to another is simply mesmerising. The jargon is even better, and we have t...

The simple definition of wealth is not having to worry about tomorrow. It really is that simple, and the minute you don’t have to fear that you might not have enough money to eat or pay the rent, you enter a very niche market. Most aptly described by the pyramid of nee...

When something bad happens, it is seldomly treated as a blessing at the time. And so, our story begins in the very nucleus of the worst period in the history of mankind. It was the year 1941 and a little boy from the East was on the move with his parents. A great power...

30/07/2018

Thank you to Mrs M for asking us to present our thoughts on investing for children. “I have recently made a decision to put the money in a savings account, which will become fully accessible to my child when she turns 18. However, I am wondering whether it would be bet...

People keep asking us, why is it that we don’t take views and pick stocks, for instance? Surely, there must be some value in analyzing historical data and seeing trends or cycles. There is, and we do use quantitative models in order to optimize our trading and risk man...

“We do things the way we do them, because we have always done them this way”, may very well be the most expensive words in the history of our family. What my colleague has referred to as a minor miracle, in that our family’s wealth has survived more than three generati...

Everyone knows the statistics: the first generation builds it, the second generation manages it, and the third generation loses it. In fact, according to a study by Times, 70% of family wealth is destroyed by the time of our grandkids. Why is that and is there some evi...

It’s an interesting question really – would you give your money to someone whom you have personally met and didn’t like? To my quantitatively minded colleagues, there is no doubt. We should allocate to anyone who has passed our operational due diligence and who has pro...

As part of our series of highlighting the main behavioural risks for families with wealth, we continue with (2) Trust. Please see our previous blog post (1) The Entitled Generation for the first in the series. We will explain the other risks in future posts: (3) Commun...

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Profile piece: Christian Armbruester, CIO and founding principal, recently interviewed with Citywire about Blu Family Office

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