03 Nov 2020
How AI accelerates family office deal origination
Family Office Investment
Family offices are now the fastest growing body of investors in emerging technologies. So, how do family offices reduce operational pains?
The last decade has seen significant uncertainty across the financial markets thanks to increasing economic tensions; so much so that many family offices are now shoring up their operations to protect them for future generations to come. In fact, nearly half (42%) of family offices are realigning their investment strategies to focus on capitalizing opportunistic investments in order to mitigate risk, according to the latest UBS/Campden global family office report.
This strategy is working – family offices are now the fastest growing body of investors in emerging technologies. From 2015, a record-breaking $5bn was invested in early-stage technology companies. There is clear appetite from executives, with nearly nine in 10 (86%) predicting that artificial intelligence (AI) will be the biggest disruptive force in business throughout the world. Over half (57%) also believe blockchain technology will profoundly impact how investments are managed.