|Local hedge funds are still battling super funds' preference to look offshore for alternatives exposure, according to Hedge Funds Rock and The Australian Hedge Fund Awards co-founder Kim Ivey.|
|Family office and advice-focused boutique investment consultancy Evergreen Consultants has finalised its asset allocation committee.|
|Listed philanthropic vehicle Future Generation Global Investment Company (FGG) has donated $4.71 million to Australian charities.|
|Australian commodities trader and exchange traded fund pioneer Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise will donate $100 million to the Australian National University.|
|Family offices benefit in the long run when a leader learns how to transition over to the next generation, according to Mutual Trust client services director Brad Simmons.|
|Family offices are spending up to 75% of its time on reporting due to inefficiencies, according to research from the Family Office Exchange.|
|Baby boomers are driving an increase in the establishment of private ancillary funds (PAFs) following liquidity events such as the sales of a business, according to national accounting and advisory firm William Buck.|
|A former super fund chief executive, a technology venture capitalist, a private wealth management expert and a financial services company CEO joined forces to uncover some of the country's outstanding philanthropic initiatives.|
|Over two thirds of US family offices (69%) are currently engaging in direct investing, according to the 2016 Family Office Exchange Global Investment Survey.|
|Blue Sky Venture Capital has financed the first capital raise for wine website Vinomofo, committing $25 million to support overseas growth for the Australian business.|
While there may be uncertainty surrounding the economic implications of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear; if business leaders are not consistent, empathetic and clear with their response, they should prepare to face the music.
The government's $213 billion stimulus package is set to push up the country's total debt but experts say it is not reason enough to draw down on the sovereign wealth fund.
Australia's superannuation sector is fighting a war on three different fronts, as the economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to bite.
Significant hikes in group insurance premiums have been put down to the Protecting Your Super reforms - with members of four superannuation funds facing premium increases of 34%.
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