Markets Magazine

The Richest Family Offices, Ranked

Silvercrest, the second fastest-growing family office in our ranking, has to keep both clients and investors happy: Its shares trade on public markets.

Howard Buffett Is Getting His Hands Dirty

Warren’s eldest son is a farmer, photographer, environmentalist, author, businessman, board member, world traveler, and volunteer deputy sheriff. He’s also a philanthropist who's investing billions to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

Surfer Who Left Banking Creates a Niche Market in Fossils

For Cliff Hartono, it was a surreal moment. In October 2012, he was standing on a Wyoming hilltop, a hotbed of fossil discoveries. Dotted with Angus cattle, horses, and deer, the landscape was a world away from London’s Canary Wharf, where only a month earlier, surrounded by six computer screens, he had been selling exchange-traded funds at Credit Suisse Group.

Will This Online Lender’s Risky Business Model Hold Up?

For Avant’s Al Goldstein, being the quickest online-loan startup to lend $1 billion isn’t that cool. He wants his 2½-year-old company to be worth $100 billion, on the scale of Bank of America or Citigroup. “Our long-term vision for Avant is to build the Amazon of financial services,” says Goldstein, 34. “The opportunity is massive.”