Interesting day in London. Attended a Family Office Investment Summit after nomination by our
Investment Managers Sarasin. Numerous family businesses from across Europe and their representatives. Key focus was the need to have a clear investment strategy and use all the available products and "vehicles" to build a well balanced fund capable of responding to future volatility and reflecting investment objectives. I learnt a lot! Late afternoon and evening I attended an agricultural discussion group. The topic was the recent partnership agreement between the Government and Food Industry focussing on health and nutrition. The question for me is how much should we focus on getting the food industry to change it's approach compared to how much we should try to change consumer behaviour. Debate revolved around do we need more science versus do we focus on getting messages across on obesity and healthy eating. Should we focus on schools or more mainstream channels? Really difficult issue - what do you think?