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June 20, 2019

Investors say their impact investments meet—or beat—their expectations as the global $502 billion sector grows and matures, but they struggle to find the right people to manage their projects.

Investors say their impact investments meet—or beat—their expectations as the global $502 billion sector grows and matures, but they struggle to find the right people to manage their projects.

October 16, 2018

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

Family offices are known for being unique, traditional and private, reflecting the distinct nature and wealth of the people and histories they serve.

As a result, when it comes to sourcing management talent there is often a risk-averse and comfortable reliance on the ‘black book’, favouring those with knowledge of the family office landscape.

March 5, 2018

As the family office space matures, so does the recruitment and retainment of top talent from outside the family, driven by competitive C-suite salaries and bonuses—although their ranks remain stubbornly male-dominated

As the family office space matures, so does the recruitment and retainment of top talent from outside the family, driven by competitive C-suite salaries and bonuses—although their ranks remain stubbornly male-dominated

More complex investments, professionalisation of the sector, and competition for talent is driving hefty pay increases for family office C-suite employees this year.

July 10, 2013

There's some things about business you just can't teach, and family businesses culture is one of them – which is why you should appreciate your next gens.

The British comic Vic Reeves once said that 88.2% of all statistics are made up. Generally, scepticism about stats is healthy, but not always. For example, a survey of HR professionals published in a recent book* found that 97% of recruiters said that having the right “mindset” is more important than having the right skills. Such near-consensus demands that you take notice. And it’s fantastic news for family businesses.

July 4, 2013

When managing talent, you’re better off thinking like a hunter-gatherer than an economist.

Family businesses have a primal appeal. They’re as old as human history, and people have always worked and lived together in family groups. Why are they so successful? Evolutionary biology can shed some light on the question.

March 29, 2012

How much do family offices pay? Few seem to know, but through an extensive survey of the sector in the UK and Switzerland, CampdenFO in association with the executive search firm Sulger Buel & Company reveals just how much offices are compensating their top staff. The numbers make fascinating reading.

If family offices are considered part of the financial services industry, then how much they are paying their senior managers is arguably the least transparent of the entire sector. That of course suits family offices, which for the most part guard their confidentiality more than most other areas of the financial services sector. But things are opening up.

November 12, 2009

Finding the right advisor for your family office is still one of the most difficult issues wealthy families must address, according to a family wealth expert.

Finding the right advisor for your family office is still one of the most difficult issues wealthy families must address, according to a family wealth expert.
 
"One of the toughest issues for wealthy families is to identify trusted advisors that can support them through the myriad of issues they will face – financially, personally, philanthropically and with their families," said Randy Ottinger, author of Beyond success: building a personal, financial and philanthropic legacy.
 

October 26, 2009

Summer 2009 will have come as a blessed relief to some family offices. A chance to get away from the negative headlines about the economy, worries about wealth management and tribulations about who to trust going forward. Others will have spent valuable sunlounger hours plotting ways to ensure such times are not repeated or at least mitigated and guarded against.

Summer 2009 will have come as a blessed relief to some family offices. A chance to get away from the negative headlines about the economy, worries about wealth management and tribulations about who to trust going forward. Others will have spent valuable sunlounger hours plotting ways to ensure such times are not repeated or at least mitigated and guarded against.

February 1, 2002

Senior level recruitment from ‘outside’ the family enterprise can be one the most risky yet important decisions a business has to make. Here, we discuss the issues, illustrated by some experiences from candidates, employers and a specialist recruitment agency

Family enterprises facetheir greatest challenge when it comes to recruiting external employees at senior management level, yet there seems little that any business can do to guarantee success.

There are many tales of family business founders who want to step down or retire but who face the problem of no obvious successor within the business, or within the family.

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