Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with WealthBriefing how the investment environment has changed dramatically this year and why investors should embrace alternative investment strategies.

Read more here.

16/06/2020

What's A Smart Asset Allocation These Days?

On 4th June at 14:00 UK time, Blu Family Office's Christian Armbruester & Doris Sommavilla and Lily Advisory's Indre Butkeviciute will be holding an online webinar for families and HNW investors to look at Investment Risk - a very relevant topic given the current climate.

Register here.

18/05/2020

Blu & Lily Advisory Webinar

Christian Armbruester, CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager why home bias is likely to seriously damage long-term returns and outlines key concepts in building a globally diversified portfolio that minimises risk.

Read more here.

21/04/2020

Why home bias can seriously harm your investment returns

Yesterday, Christian Armbruester, Founding Principal & CIO, held a seminar for families and HNW investors on the topic of Investment Risk.

Christian shared his experience and lessons learned from investing his family's intergenerational wealth and elaborated on potential solutions for the needs common to all investors.

27/02/2020

Investment Risk Seminar

Christian Armbruester, Founding Principal & CIO, explains to Find A Wealth Manager that whilst gold pays no dividends and costs money to store (which is implied in the price), with government bonds paying next to nothing, all that makes less of a difference.

Read more here.

18/02/2020

Could Gold be a Solid Investment?

We're thrilled to share with you that The Blu Discretionary Fund had great success in 2019:

- Strong performance across all share classes - net of all fees in 2019: EUR +11.34% | USD +9.94% | GBP +7.61%.

- Despite various market cycles, a sharpe ratio of 2.16, annualised volatility of 3.70% & maximum drawdown of 2.75% (in GBP) evidences our strategy's ability to deliver consistent performance.

- A truly diversified portfolio, invested across distinctly different risks, with less than 20% exposure to the equity markets.

With the US elections, Brexit and global geopolitical events, financial markets seem poised for more volatility ahead in 2020. We are prepared, positioned well and looking forward to another year of providing superior returns to our investors.

07/02/2020

Blu Discretionary

Thank you to all those that attended our seminar this week, where Christian Armbruester, Principal & CIO, presented on the topic of Investment Risk.

31/01/2020

Investment Risk Seminar

Nick Rees, CEO & PM, explains to Citywire Wealth Manager how we invest in private debt to generate fixed income for our families and clients.

Read here.

10/12/2019

How Blu Family Office cashes in on private debt

Doris Sommavilla, Family Adviser, spoke at the recent Leaders First conference on the importance of women in business and the power of female entrepreneurship.

26/11/2019

Women in Business & Female Entrepreneurship

Christian Armbruester, Founding Principal and CIO, shares with WealthBriefing one of the most overlooked yet biggest risks to an investment strategy - currencies.

Read here.

15/11/2019

Protecting Portfolios Vs Forex Gyrations: No Easy Answers

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

The Blu Lily Advisory Webinar was a great success yesterday. Thank you to all the attendees for joining us and creating such an engaging discussion.

We would also like to thank our panellists, Indre Butkeviciute, Doris Sommavilla & Christian Armbruester for sharing their insights. In particular, we'd like to thank Indre for joining Blu Family Office on the virtual stage and for sharing her knowledge, particularly with regards to the issues women experience when investing.

For those that couldn't attend the live event, watch the recording here.

05/06/2020

Blu & Lily Advisory Webinar Recording

Christian Armbruester, CIO, shares with Find A Wealth Manager why the Nasdaq index is up on the year, whereas every other major global equity index is still very much stuck in Coronavirus quagmire.

Read more here.

13/05/2020

Safety in FAANGs

Coronavirus and family offices: The anti-corona strategy of the rich clans. Christian Armbruester shares our approach with manager magazin.

Read more here.

16/03/2020

Die Anti-Corona-Strategie der reichen Clans

Christian Armbruester, Founding Principal & CIO, explains to WealthBriefing that if there is a premium to be had for making illiquid investments, then we can't expect to get paid the same returns for making liquid investments.

Read more here.

19/02/2020

How Investors Should Think About Liquid Alternatives

Christian Armbruester, Founding Principal & CIO, Doris Sommavilla, Family Advisor, & our Italian team hosted a seminar and dinner in Northern Italy for business families last month.

Christian explained his family's journey from creating wealth through manufacturing and trade. With the second generation's expertise in investment and wealth management, this led to the creation of Blu Family Office. We shared our approach to investment risk and how families & investors can benefit from sharing capabilities to protect and grow wealth for the next generations.

11/02/2020

Italy Event

We're delighted to share with you that The Blu Income Fund had an excellent 2019:

- Strongest performing year since inception - returning +7.20% (vs. 2018 +5.11% & 2017 +5.80%) net of all fees.

- 37 consecutive positive months of performance.

- Three-year anniversary on 1st November 2019.

- Our pipeline of new investments grew substantially (& continues to grow) bringing further substantial diversification to the portfolio.

At the beginning of 2020, we added two additional strategies to the portfolio and are poised for another successful year providing investors with steady & robust returns.

05/02/2020

Blu Income

Why take the direct investing route when you have to carry out all the due diligence tasks that take time and cost money? What's driving family offices to do this and will the trend continue if the economic trends take a turn? Christian Armbruester, Principal & CIO, shares his perspective with WealthBriefing.

Read here.

21/01/2020

Family Offices' Direct Investing Hunger: What's Driving It?

Christian Armbruester, Founding Principal & CIO, features in today's Bloomberg LP article: Super-Rich Families Pour Into $787 Billion Private Debt Market.

Read here.

10/12/2019

Super-Rich Families Pour Into $787 Billion Private Debt Market

Dominik von Eynern, Principal, shares with Forbes the risks hidden in estate succession.

Read here.

18/11/2019

The risks hidden in the estate succession

Press Release: Blu Family Office celebrates The Blu Income Fund’s three year anniversary.

Read here.

13/11/2019

Blu Income Three Year Anniversary

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