Family offices to up allocations

Two-fifths of family offices are planning to increase their allocations to private equity, according to a report by UBS and Campden Wealth.

A September report from UBS and Campden Wealth found that 40 percent of family offices plan to increase their allocations to private equity funds, compared with just 12 percent who want to decrease their exposure.

In August, industry experts told Private Equity International that family offices were well-suited to private equity investment.

“Private equity is very intuitive for a family, because for most families, that’s where their wealth came from, it was created by a private company of one sort or another, so they get that,” Richard Clarke-Jervoise, head of private capital at multi-family office Stonehage Fleming, said in an interview.

“They understand risk completely from that point of view.”

With a potential wave of activity approaching for this investor base, here are five charts highlighting their appetite for private equity: