Money

March 15, 2016
What happens to your airplane’s value when a major fractional program starts liquidating its fleet of the same model? 
March 9, 2016
credit: John Lewis
Maybe you’re an aircraft owner who’d like to offer transportation to a political candidate you support. Or perhaps you’re a candidate who wants to grab a ride on a friend’s business jet. Either way, you’d be well advised to do some homework first, regarding the federal and state rules that apply to such flights. 
March 8, 2016
The World Bank describes the living conditions of families who come to Cambodian Children’s Fund for support as “absolute poverty.” Hollywood executive Scott Neeson founded the group in 2004 after he witnessed children scavenging at a burning garbage dump near Phnom Penh. He subsequently resigned from his job to devote himself to CCF, whose multi-tiered and comprehensive program focuses on six core areas: education, leadership, community outreach, healthcare, childcare, and vocational training.
February 28, 2016
Thinking about investing in companies that further causes you believe in—or at least making sure your stocks, bonds, and mutual funds don’t help causes to which you object? If so, you may be wondering whether a so-called socially responsible portfolio can yield attractive returns. The short answer is that it can, but finding the right investments can be tricky.
January 17, 2016
Though business jet finance has largely recovered from the recession that began in 2008, it is a changing landscape.
January 6, 2016
Just 2 percent of hedge-fund managers have “a truly unique skill set and competitive advantage,” notes one expert. (Photo: Fotolia)
Hedge funds typically come with stiff fees, but those costs are dropping, Silberstein says. Once, the vast majority charged a 2 percent annual management fee on assets held in the fund, plus 20 percent of any profits. Now, only the most elite managers have that structure, he says; the standard fee today is 1.5 percent plus 15 percent of profits.
December 6, 2015
Business jet owners have been clever in trying to dream up ways around FAA compensation strictures.
Understand FAA rules before accepting payment for a business jet flight. Compensation for flights is one of the most important concepts to consider when you’re structuring the ownership and operation of a business jet. For the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the payment of compensation for air transportation usually makes a flight “commercial,” which requires that it be conducted under a commercial certificate.
November 24, 2015
“Annual depreciation going forward is probably not the  3 and 4 percent people saw for years, but more like 7 percent,” says one aircraft broker.
A global pullback accelerates declines in preowned-aircraft values. After several years of mixed signals and uncertainty, the preowned-aircraft market found its direction, if not its footing, in 2015.
November 12, 2015
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting deserving organizations in every issue.
November 2, 2015
Gulfstream GVB on the runway.  Photo: Mariano Roselas
Should an aircraft appraiser be on your transaction team? Brokers typically play the role of appraiser, using their knowledge of the marketplace to set or counter an airplane’s price. But today, with the collapse of historical pricing models, the dearth of sales and the intensely private nature of the transactions, establishing an aircraft’s value is difficult.

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