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Family office investors expect high or extremely high market volatility in 2022

by Andrea Zander

Following two years of record returns, family offices face the compounding threats of global geopolitical instability, fast-rising inflation, and the very real prospects of economic recession over the coming year. As a result, 93 percent of survey respondents indicated they expect high or extremely high market volatility in 2022, according to Family Office Exchange (FOX), a global membership organization serving enterprise families, family office professionals, and wealth advisers, in its annual Global Investment Survey, focusing on the investment sentiments and activities of global family office CIOs over the past year.

At the same time, 44 percent expect the economy to improve, and 61 percent are bullish about the markets in the year ahead.

Allocation into direct private equity continues to rise

In 2021, enterprise families shifted funds out of cash and hedge funds and into private equity (PE), venture capital (VC), and direct investments —

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