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March 8, 2010

2009 closed with two notable family office mergers. Is a new era of consolidation unfolding or do family offices require more creative solutions to succeed?

The volatility in global asset prices and the regulatory response to that volatility has lit a torch paper under the family office model. Almost every family has had to assess, to some extent, whether the model they have in place proved sufficiently robust and whether it continues fully to serve their needs. Contemplating some kind of consolidation or merger comes as part and parcel of that process, writes Cherry Reynard. 

December 8, 2009

JM Huber Corp, one of the largest family-owned businesses in the US, has announced it is to phase-out its Shelterwood multifamily office operation.

JM Huber Corp, one of the largest family-owned businesses in the US, has announced it is to phase-out its Shelterwood multifamily office operation. As part of the move, which is to become effective over the next few months, a team of Shelterwood executives will join Pitcairn, another multifamily office.

June 17, 2009

The CEO of multi-family office Pitcairn has said family offices and advisors for ultra high net worth families need to pay closer attention to risk control.

The CEO of multi-family office Pitcairn has said family offices and advisors for ultra high net worth families need to pay closer attention to risk control.

Investors are less interested in chasing returns and more interested in long-term stability. Dirk Jungé, chairman and chief executive of Pitcairn, said: "Investors are taking a much more sober attitude towards risk, realising additional risks may now exist where not previously anticipated."

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