Angel Investing

Jordan Strauss, CFA |
Investment Management

Angel investors are small-scale venture capitalists. They are generally high-net-worth individuals who provide seed capital to startup companies. Many angels were once entrepreneurs themselves who have successfully built and run their own businesses. Startups often rely heavily on initial investors for their expertise, advice, and business contacts. Most startups seek angel money first—usually somewhere between $100,000 and $1 million—to get off the ground.

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Building a Family Collection

Wealth Planning
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Collecting is often viewed as a personal passion but it can be much more than that. Whether your collection has monetary or simply sentimental value, collecting as a family—when approached thoughtfully—can help enhance communication, teach valuable skills, and create stronger bonds.The secret is in building the “family collection” first. That is, make sure your first priority is to build communication and strong relationships within your family.

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Role of the Trustee in Asset Securitization

The Wilmington Trust Equipment and Transportation Finance Team |
Corporate & Institutional
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Asset securitization segregates the assets to be securitized from the business of the securitization’s sponsor (the Originator) by transferring them to a special purpose vehicle (SPV), often a trust. The trustee of the trust usually subcontracts the administration and servicing of the securitized assets back to a subsidiary of the originator of the asset pool or a third-party provider.

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