Event Type: Seminar
- Location Name:
- Reed Smith's New York office, 599 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10022
- Start Date/Time:
- 10 April 2019
- End Date/Time:
- 11 April 2019
Investment opportunities in innovative technologies are increasingly being recognized by the next generation of wealthy families and their family office executives. Family members are more open to exploring opportunities far from their family's core business and traditional investment portfolios of real estate, stocks, commodities etc. They understand exciting opportunities exist within high level technology sectors and see the wealth being created, seeking to diversify their portfolios whilst waiting for the next unicorn opportunity.
Unlike traditional institutional investors, high net worth individuals and single family offices are uniquely positioned to invest in innovation technologies. In part, due to their freedom of cross-sector investments, appetite and ability to invest in different company stages, different growth perspectives and market caps with more flexibility than institutions that must adhere to specific holding periods due to a fund's timeline or structure. They are more open to the idea of risk than institutional funds that are highly restricted and regulated. Family offices see this as an exciting investment adventure. With flexibility, patience, and resources, private wealth creates the ideal long term investor base.