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Doris Sommavilla, Family Advisor, will be attending the Women First event in Rome on 18th November. Doris will be moderating the International Female Leaders panel.

Click here to register for the event.

04/11/2019

Women First

Christian Armbruester, Founding Principal & CIO, will take attendees through an update on The Blu Discretionary Fund on 14th November at 14:00 UK time.

Register here.

24/10/2019

Join our Blu Discretionary Webinar

Dominik von Eynern, Principal, shares with Horizons Family Office & Investor Magazine (Opalesque) his experience with managing behavioural risks in successions..

Read more here.

24/09/2019

Behavioural Risks in Successions

Markets Currents Wealth Management conducted a Q&A With Blu Family Office's Christian Armbruester.

Read more here.

28/08/2019

The Unique Wealth Challenges of Pro Athletes

Nick Rees, CEO, shares with Citywire Selector why we invest in private debt to generate a fixed income.

Read more here.

06/08/2019

Why this family office turned to private debt

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager, our thoughts on interest rates, currencies and no "free lunch".

Read more here.

12/07/2019

Interest rates, currencies and no "free lunch"

WealthBriefing reports on the launch of our new fund - The Blu Discretionary Fund.

Read more here.

03/07/2019

What's New In Investments, Funds?

Thank you to all those that attended our very first Hedge Funds seminar yesterday at our Richmond office.

27/06/2019

Investment Risk Seminar

Thank you to all those that attended our Investment Risk seminar yesterday at our Richmond office. Next month we will be holding our very first seminar on the topic of Hedge Funds.

30/05/2019

Investment Risk Seminar

Dominik von Eynern and Doris Sommavilla, Family Advisers, presented at the recent SmartBridges conference on Generation Succession in Business-Governance and shared their own family business stories.

09/05/2019

Generation Succession in Business-Governance

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on gold.

Read more here.

16/04/2019

Our Thoughts on Gold

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager six precepts that will help potential wealth management clients feel more confident about getting started with a professional money manager.

 

Read more here.

03/04/2019

The Quest For Trust

Dominik von Eynern talked at the recent Entrepreneurs First Event about the reasons for forming his family office business and how it is critical to manage risk properly - with a particular focus on behavioural risks - in order to preserve the family wealth.

25/03/2019

Family Wealth

Dominik von Eynern shares with Horizons Family Office & Investor Magazine some real-life recommendations on how to create and live a Family Constitution.

Read more here.

07/03/2019

Creating and living a Family Constitution

Blu Family Office shares with Citywire Wealth Manager insights on conducting efficient due diligence for its investments.

 

Read more here.

25/02/2019

Paralysis in Analysis

The term "due diligence" gets thrown around in wealth management - and many other fields. When it comes to choosing investments, what sort of issues need to be addressed? Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to WealthBriefing.

 

Read more here.

22/01/2019

Disruptive Research: Conducting Efficient Due Diligence For Investments

Nick Rees, CEO, explains to AltFi how Brexit's endgame could affect investors across alternative lending strategies.

 

Read more here.

10/01/2019

How lending as an asset class will hold up as Brexit heats up

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on collectibles and their investment potential.

 

Read more here.

18/12/2018

When collectibles present real investment potential

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to WealthBriefing our thoughts on thematic investing.

 

Read more here.

26/11/2018

Thematic Investment - Truth and Consequence

Domink von Eynern and Doris Sommavilla discussed the role and importance of family offices in the European economy at the recent European Investment Summit in London.

19/11/2018

European Investment Summit

Tom Tardif explains to Private Debt Investor our approach to investing in the private debt markets.

 

Read more here.

29/10/2018

The family office intent on avoiding the 'greedy' managers

In this WealthBriefing article, we address the risks of being overly concerned with having liquid assets.

 

Read more here.

18/10/2018

A Family Office Says Avoid Getting Obsessed Over Liquidity

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager the problem with daily liquidity.

Read more here.

12/10/2018

The Problem With Daily Liquidity

What steps should investors take to cope with a potential new financial crackup? Blu Family Office explains their approach to WealthBriefing.

Read more here.

01/10/2018

Family Office Ponders How To Withstand Financial Turmoil

Christian Armbruester, CIO, and Nick Rees, CEO, explain to Private Debt Investor why we are investing in private debt.

 

Watch here.

19/09/2018

WATCH: Why this family office has it's own fund

Nick Rees, CEO, explains to AltFi our thoughts on P2P lending platforms.

 

Read more here.

10/09/2018

Is peer-to-peer lending right for a family office?

Christian Armbruester, CIO, reveals to Citywire why he is investing in private lending and the traps investors should avoid.

 

Read more here.

14/08/2018

The Alternative Investments Blu Family Office is Backing

Last week Christian Armbruester, CIO, and Nick Rees, CEO, challenged the Citywire team to a tennis tournament.

Watch the highlights here.

09/08/2018

On The Road Challenge: Blu Family Office serve up tennis challenge to Wealth Manager

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Citywire the main theme for the second half of 2018 will be political.​

Read more here.

24/07/2018

Inside The Investment Mind of Christian Armbruester

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on Sterling.

 

Read more here.

10/07/2018

Our Thoughts on Sterling

Thank you to all those that attended our seminar yesterday at our Richmond office. The principals shared their experiences and lessons learned from investing their wealth and elaborated on potential solutions for the needs common to all investors.

 

If you would like to attend future Blu Family Office seminars, please register your interest by emailing info@blu-fo.com

28/06/2018

June Seminar

Do you understand all the steps and costs of making a trade? Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to WealthBriefing.

 

Read more here.

26/06/2018

Understanding Steps, Costs Of Making A Trade - A Family Office's View

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager his thoughts on the FTSE100 Index.

 

Read more here.

14/06/2018

Beware Potential Tail Risks

We are currently recruiting for a Junior Quantitative Analyst.

 

A degree in a quantitative field (e.g. computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics) and strong programming skills in R or Python and one object-oriented language (e.g. Java, C++) is required.

 

Please email your CV to info@blu-fo.com

30/05/2018

We're Hiring!

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to WealthBriefing our view of the investment landscape.

 

Read more here.

18/05/2018

The Investment Landscape: The View From A Family Office

Dominik von Eynern, Partner, recently presented our approach to Family-Business (Corporate) Governance at The Aster Club.

03/05/2018

Family-Business (Corporate) Governance

We will be holding a breakfast seminar on 9th May from 08:30 to 10:45 in the City of London, where we will present The Blu Income Fund by delving into:

- What is the private lending asset class?

- The importance of rigorous research and due diligence

- Perils and pitfalls

- Why The Blu Income Fund?

 

If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing info@blu-fo.com

 

Read more on The Blu Income Fund here.

20/04/2018

The Blu Income Fund

Christian Armbruester, CEO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager how volatility could be your new best friend.

 

Read more here.

17/04/2018

Could Volatility Be Your New Best Friend?

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12/04/2018

Getting the next generation excited about the markets.

Richmond based Blu Family Office has announced the appointment of Nick Rees as its new chief executive officer.

 

Read more here.

11/04/2018

Citywire: Richmond-based multi-family boutique names new CEO

With all the talk about tariffs and a looming global trade war, what can we do as investors to protect ourselves and are there any investment ideas to take advantage of potential opportunities? Christian Armbruester, CEO, shares our thoughts with WealthBriefing.

 

Read more here.

22/03/2018

How Can Investors Guard Wealth Amid Rising Protectionism

Christian Armbruester, CEO, shares our approach to performance benchmarks with Find A Wealth Manager.

 

Read more here.

13/03/2018

Performance Benchmarks

Christian Armbruester, CEO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on the recent market sell off.

 

Read more here.

16/02/2018

The Markets are Selling Off – What to Do Now?

Christian Armbruester, CEO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on Bitcoin.

 

Read more here.

23/01/2018

Bitcoin – Signs of our Times

Christian Armbruester, CEO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager that the risk of not investing in alternatives for diversification is far greater than haggling over definitions.

 

Read more here.

13/12/2017

Alternatives Demystified

Yesterday we held a successful breakfast seminar at the Royal Exchange where we presented The Blu Income Fund.

For more information on the strategy, click here.

16/11/2017

Breakfast Seminar

Christian Armbruester, CEO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager how great the risks are across the investment universe.

 

Read more here.

14/11/2017

Where Will the Various Markets Go if We Ever Revert Back to the Means?

Today marks the one year anniversary of The Blu Income Fund’s launch. This is a great milestone for us and we are very pleased to have met all the fund’s objectives. We would like to thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to provide you with a steady source of secured, fixed income.

 

Read more here.

01/11/2017

The Blu Income Fund

Amid increasing geopolitical risks, why are the markets hitting new highs? Christian Armbruester, CEO, explains Find A Wealth Manager that particularly in times like these managing your risk is all the more important.

 

Read more here.

17/10/2017

Amid Increasing Geopolitical Risks, Why are the Markets Hitting New Highs?

Christian Armbruester, CEO, explains in a recent WealthBriefing guest feature why Blu Family Office favours private lending as a source of yield amid rock-bottom interest rates.

 

Read more here.

25/09/2017

GUEST FEATURE: Why We’re Using Private Lending to Provide Yield

Is there an alternative to traditional strategic asset allocation? Blu Family Office’s CEO, Christian Armbruester, shares his approach with Find A Wealth Manager.

Read more here.

24/08/2017

Blu Family Office: Diversifying Investment Risk, Rather Than Trying to Predict the Future

Nick Rees, CEO & PM, will take attendees through an update on The Blu Income Fund on 21st November at 14:00 UK time.

Read here.

24/10/2019

Join our Blu Income Webinar

Dominik von Eyern, Principal, & Doris Sommavilla, Family Advisor, present how Stonewalling & Hidden Succession Risks can affect family wealth at the recent Prestel & Partner conference in London.

27/09/2019

Stonewalling & Hidden Succession Risks

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager the potential costs of cash.

Read more here.

18/09/2019

The potential costs of cash

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with WealthBriefing a number of investment themes and controversies.

Read more here.

13/08/2019

A Family Office On Gold, Brexit And Why German Property Is Hot

Join our Blu Income Webinar on 23rd August at 14:00 (UK time). CEO & PM, Nick Rees, will take attendees through an update on The Blu Income Fund. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the webinar.

Register for the webinar here.

01/08/2019

Blu Income Webinar

Following the successful launch of The Blu Discretionary Fund, we will be holding a webinar on 19th July 14:00 (UK time) where we will take attendees through an introduction to the strategy and how we have implemented our unique investment philosophy.

Miss the webinar? Watch the recording here.

09/07/2019

Blu Discretionary Webinar

Richmond based Blu Family Office Ltd (Blu) has expanded its offering with the launch of The Blu Discretionary Fund on 1st July 2019.

Read more here.

01/07/2019

Press Release: The Blu Discretionary Fund

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains our thoughts to Find A Wealth Manager on investing in commodities.

Read more here.

18/06/2019

Our thoughts on investing in commodities

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on the US stock market.

Read more here.

13/05/2019

Our thoughts on the US stock market

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with WealthBriefing a family office perspective on diversity in managing investments.

Read more here.

08/05/2019

Diversity: Investment's Central Ingredient

Dominik von Eynern presents at the recent Prestel & Partner Family Office Forum the behavioural risks faced by families and what can be done to mitigate these.

09/04/2019

Behavioural Risks

Thank you to all those that attended our seminar yesterday at our Richmond office. Christian Armbruester, CIO, explained our approach to constructing an investment portfolio and the important factors to consider, such as the cost of implementing your desired solution.

 

If you would like to attend future Blu Family Office seminars, please register your interest by emailing info@blu-fo.com or calling +44 (0)208 166 1223.

27/03/2019

Seminar

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares his Brexit Investment Strategy with Find A Wealth Manager.

 

Read more here.

14/03/2019

Brexit Investment Strategy

We are pleased to announce that Blu Family Office has won the first People's Choice Award from​ Find A Wealth Manager for outstanding client service.

 

Read more here.

06/03/2019

The winners are in!

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares our thoughts with Find A Wealth Manager on market trends.

 

Read more here.

12/02/2019

Market Trends

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with The Billionaire Chronicle our approach to investment risks.

 

Read more here.

11/01/2019

Investment Risks Explained

Nick Rees, CEO, explains in the latest edition of the Family Office Magazine why we invest in private lending to generate a fixed income.

 

Read more here, on p.59.

04/01/2019

Public Markets, Private Markets, The Future of Finance in Society

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager our approach to portfolio positioning.

 

Read more here.

14/12/2018

Portfolio Positioning

We share our thoughts on the recent market turmoil in October with Find A Wealth Manager.

Read more here.

21/11/2018

Our Thoughts on October

How are you investing to generate a fixed income?

 

Join us for our webinar next week on Thursday 22nd November at 14:00 (UK Time) to learn more about our Blu Income Fund.

 

Miss the webinar? Watch the recording here.

13/11/2018

The Blu Income Fund

Nick Rees, CEO, explains to AltCredit the factors to consider when choosing a fund domicile.

 

Read more here.

25/10/2018

Fund Domicile

Thank you to all those that attended our seminar yesterday at our Richmond office. Christian Armbruester, CIO, explained our approach to constructing an investment portfolio and the important factors to consider, such as the cost of implementing your desired solution.

 

If you would like to attend future Blu Family Office seminars, please register your interest by emailing info@blu-fo.com or calling +44 (0)208 166 1223.

18/10/2018

October Seminar

Dominik von Eynern, Principal, explains our approach to managing 'Behavioural Risks in Successions & The Lucky Warrior' in the latest The BILLIONAIRE CHRONICLE Monaco Edition.

08/10/2018

Behavioural Risks in Successions & The Lucky Warrior

Christian Armbruester, founding principal and CIO, spoke about 'future-proofing your family office' at the Citywire Private Office Retreat.

20/09/2018

Private Office Retreat

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on risk management.

 

Read more here.

13/09/2018

Our Thoughts on Risk Management

Christian Armbruester explains to Find A Wealth Manager our thoughts on the markets.

 

Read more here.

14/08/2018

Markets Begin to Make Their Moves

We share with WealthBriefing our thoughts on to what extent banks and technology stocks share growing similarities in this fintech age.

 

Read more here.

09/08/2018

Are Bank, Tech Stocks Increasingly Similar?​

Dominik von Eynern, Principal, shares his thoughts with Market Currents on how families can navigate addiction and behavioural problems.

 

Read more here.

09/08/2018

Navigating Addiction and Behavioural Problems in the Family

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to WealthBriefing how you can apply behavioural economics to financial markets.

Read more here.

17/07/2018

Applying Behavioural Economics To Financial Markets

Nick Rees, chief executive officer of the Blu family office discusses with AltFi why non-bank lending assets are attractive for income investors.

 

Read more here.

02/07/2018

Private Lending – A Family Office View

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Citywire that technology is having an incredible effect on the way people manage their wealth.

Read more here.

27/06/2018

Disruptive Wealth Forces

Christian Armbruester, Chief Investment Officer, explains to Find A Wealth Manager the foundational principles of investing and some of the big pitfalls to avoid.

 

Read more here.

25/06/2018

Investing Made Simple

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to WealthBriefing what to do when you take no view.

 

Read more here.

01/06/2018

What To Do When You Take No View - A Family Office's Take

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

 

Read more here.

25/05/2018

Profile: how career burnout led to a family office launch

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager the cost of sitting in cash.

 

Read more here.

15/05/2018

Consider the Cost of Cash

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares our thoughts with WealthBriefing on the current trends in direct investing for family offices.

Read more here.

01/05/2018

The Direct Route To Investing - Does It Make Sense?

Thank you to all those that attended our 'Investment Risk' seminar yesterday at our Richmond office. The principals shared their experiences and lessons learned from investing their wealth and elaborated on potential solutions for the needs common to all investors.

 

If you would like to attend future Blu Family Office seminars, please register your interest by emailing info@blu-fo.com

19/04/2018

Investment Risk Seminar

Nick Rees, CEO, explains to AltCredit that we have a strong preference for shorter-term specialist lenders to have a local presence.

 

Read more here.

17/04/2018

Boots on the ground in Europe

Richmond based Blu Family Office Ltd (Blu) has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Nick Rees, who starts as Chief Executive Officer today.

Read more here.

11/04/2018

Press Release: Blu Family Office Appoints New CEO

Last week we held our third seminar of the year at our Richmond office where we presented 'Investment Risk'. The principals shared their experiences and lessons learned from investing their wealth and elaborated on potential solutions for the needs common to all investors.

03/04/2018

Investment Risk Seminar

Christian Armbruester, CEO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager how you should position your portfolio in a world of so much uncertainty.

 

Read more here.

15/03/2018

In a World of So Much Uncertainty, How Should You Position Your Portfolio?

Beautiful views from our Richmond office.

28/02/2018

Richmond in the Snow

Yesterday we held our first seminar of the year at our Richmond office where we presented 'Investment Risk'. The principals shared their experiences and lessons learned from investing their wealth and elaborated on potential solutions for the needs common to all investors.

 

If you would like to attend future Blu Family Office seminars, please register your interest by emailing info@blu-fo.com

01/02/2018

Investment Risk Seminar

Last night we held an end of year event at the Tesla dealership in Chiswick. We are passionate about the world we live in and preserving the environment for future generations to enjoy. Therefore, we thought the emerging electric car industry was worth exploring. Thank you to the Tesla team for making this such an enjoyable evening and giving us the opportunity to be taken out for a drive in your premium electric cars.

14/12/2017

Tesla Event

Yesterday we held a successful seminar at our Richmond office where we presented 'Investment Risk'. The principals shared their experiences and lessons learned from investing their wealth and elaborated on potential solutions for the needs common to all investors.

 

If you would like to attend future Blu Family Office seminars, please register your interest by emailing info@blu-fo.com

23/11/2017

Investment Risk Seminar

Dominik von Eynern, Partner, presented 'Behavioural Risks' at the recent marcus evans Summit.

 

For An Introduction to Behavioural Risks, click here.

15/11/2017

Behavioural Risks

We are pleased to announce that our partners in Holland, Blu Asset Management, have won the 2017 Gouden Stier (Golden Bull) Award for Best Asset Manager in Holland!

10/11/2017

2017 Gouden Stier (Golden Bull) Award

We are pleased to announce that our scientific article based on The Blu Income Fund: Private Lending as a Source of Fixed-Income Yields (Ziggel, Armbruester, Gösmann and Tardif 2017) has been published in the winter edition of The Journal of Wealth Management.

 

If you would like to receive a copy of this article or any other materials please let us know.

31/10/2017

Private Lending as a Source of Fixed-Income Yields