Francois Renet’s podcasts were born from the pandemic, and a reflection of the authenticity central to the relationships built during this global “Renaissance” period.
There is no doubt 2020 will be remembered as the year the world shifted, and the podcasts are an effort to capture the signs of the times, and to document how the world changed.
Beyond addressing typical business related topics around investments and family offices, the podcasts are an opportunity for thought leaders and business experts to speak about their industry, the changes they have had to make, and how the pandemic has affected them personally.
In this episode, Francois is joined with CEO Ryan Garland of Paradyme Investments and Hillary Latos, Candice Beaumont, and Victoria Cerrone as we discuss the role of impact investments with philanthropy.
About the participants:
Paradyme Investments is a boutique private equity firm, and multi-family office, born from decades of experience in the Real Estate industry, and the sum of experts with multi-disciplinary backgrounds ranging from land acquisition, entitlement, project and construction supervision to development, debt financing, complex investments and wealth management that was founded by Ryan Garland.
Founded to respond to the ever-changing real estate market, the strict vetting of projects and investments is supported by an in-house governmental affairs division, and partnerships with leading law firms both domestically and internationally to strengthen risk mitigation and asset protection.
ESG and sustainability are an intrinsic part of Paradyme Investments’ fundamental principles, and are found in the integration of health & wellness features such as the integration of the Delos Darwin system, the use of renewable energy and green building materials.
Victoria Cerrone is a globally connected entrepreneur and currently serves as EVP of The Circle Global Digital Family Office. As a dual citizen of Italy and the U.S., her expertise includes strategic business advisory and services for FOs and UHNWI private clients, VIP event management, and fine art advisory. Victoria has been invited to speak internationally as an authority on innovative tech, sustainability, the circular economy and impact investments. She has written for and been interviewed by many of the top yachting and luxury design publications.
Victoria received a dual B.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and in Television, Radio, Film Management from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition, she is a licensed attorney in Florida.
Candice Beaumont is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer who runs L Investments, a single family office with a vast portfolio of public and private equity that has actively invested in commodities and alternative energy. She oversees all capital allocation decisions for the internal fund of funds as well as the direct investment portfolio. She is also a strategic advisor to Genoil Inc, (www.Genoil.ca) an emerging heavy oil technology and portfolio company of L Investments that announced moving forward on a joint venture with His Highness Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the eldest son of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Candice is as an Advisory Board member of the Family Office Association, a global membership organization exclusive to single family offices and families of significant wealth. Ms. Beaumont has been a speaker at numerous family office and investment conferences globally and is a NYU Stern Family Office Council member serving on the Steering Committee. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Yale University School of Management College of Family Offices, as well as the Princeton University Council of Family Offices and Endowments. Candice was a member of the Board of Directors of I2BF Venture Fund II, a DFSA regulated clean tech venture capital firm with offices in Dubai, New York, London and Moscow, as well as an Advisory Board member of The Luxury Fund. She remains committed to community and philanthropic causes and serves on the Board of Directors of Most Valuable Kids of Greater New York Inc., a charity that helps reward and inspire underprivileged children by getting them access to sports events as well as being a member of Athletes for Hope, a charity that helps athletes make a difference off the field with charitable endeavors, and has spent her time on the tennis court helping less fortunate children. She is also a Board Member of Care for Kenya a charity that helps strengthen the socioeconomic conditions in Kenya by creating opportunities for women of all ages to become entrepreneurs – working toward a sustainable model that will support generations to come.
Candice Beaumont has well over a decade of experience in the investment business. She started her career in Corporate Finance at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Beaumont worked as an investment banker at Lazard Frères for several years, executing over $20 billion of merger and acquisition advisory assignments. She left Lazard to work as a private equity principal at Argonaut Capital, where she was responsible for all aspects of new investment execution for the firm and its portfolio companies. Ms. Candice Beaumont attended Rice University, and obtained a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Miami, graduating first in her class with a major of International Finance & Marketing. Candice was Captain of the Miami Varsity Tennis team earning Academic All American honors and is also a former world ranked professional tennis player. She completed Global Leadership & Public Policy for the 21st Century at Harvard Kennedy School in 2015. Candice was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014.