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October 8, 2018

With cybersecurity breaches at well-known companies hitting the headlines, it is easy to believe that family offices which maintain a low profile would not be a prime target for digital fraud.

With cybersecurity breaches at well-known companies hitting the headlines, it is easy to believe that family offices which maintain a low profile would not be a prime target for digital fraud.

However, this ignores the attractiveness of the information that is stored by a family office, their advisers and their financial institutions—information and data which is potentially useful to criminals who wish to steal from, harm or damage the reputation of a wealthy family.

June 18, 2018

John Chase and Brittany Damora, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario

John Chase and Brittany Damora, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario

It’s all about the money

May 3, 2018

In five years’ time, the battle to keep data secure against cyber-attacks will descend into a “machine on machine war” with the advancement of artificial intelligence, a former head of MI5 says.

In five years’ time, the battle to keep data secure against cyber-attacks will descend into a “machine on machine war” with the advancement of artificial intelligence, a former head of MI5 says.

Lord Jonathan Evans, speaking at Jersey Finance’s “An Open World” Annual Private Wealth Conference, told an audience of more than 600 family offices, wealth holders and advisers that attacks would become more sophisticated as hackers made use of semi-autonomous technology.

May 19, 2017

In the wake of the WannaCry cyber attack which infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, family businesses are asking how they can best protect themselves.

In the wake of the WannaCry cyber attack which infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, family businesses are asking how they can best protect themselves.

The Global Family Office Report found 15% of family offices admitted being victims of a cyber-security breach and most hacks resulted in resulted in losses of $50,000 or less. However, one case resulted in the loss of $10 million or more and industry commentators suspected the real number of family offices attacked was far greater.

March 22, 2017

A quarter of British family businesses feel vulnerable to digital disruption but just over half have ever discussed the threat from cyber criminals in the board room, says PwC research.

A quarter of British family businesses feel vulnerable to digital disruption but just over half have ever discussed the threat from cyber criminals in the board room, says PwC research.

Digital apathy was greater in the global private sector than the global public sector, with 68% of private company chief executives concerned about the speed of technological change compared to a greater 74% of global public companies. A lowly 41% of private company chief executives were not concerned about cyber threats compared to 65% of global public companies.

September 28, 2016

Family offices have lost up to $50,000 in attacks on their cyber security, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth reveals.

Family offices have lost up to $50,000 in attacks on their cyber security, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth reveals.

The report, in partnership with UBS, also found family offices were barely satisfied, or even dissatisfied, with their software – despite each family office spending on average a staggering $245,000 a year on their information technology systems.

March 7, 2016

A longtime employee of Michigan family office EDP Management Company has agreed to plead guilty to swindling its matriarch out of $16 million through money laundering and wire fraud.

A longtime employee of Michigan family office EDP Management Company has agreed to plead guilty to swindling its matriarch out of $16 million through money laundering and wire fraud.

Robert Allen Haveman was charged with two felonies at the US District Court in Grand Rapids and faces a 20-year sentence on the fraud charge and 10 years for the money laundering charge.

Haveman, who had worked for EDP since 1999, has signed a plea agreement to plead guilty to the charges.

May 22, 2015

A man who conned a family office investment adviser out of $11 million of client money for Facebook shares has been convicted of wire fraud and money laundering in a California court.

A man who conned a family office investment adviser out of $11 million of client money for Facebook shares has been convicted of wire fraud and money laundering in a California court.

Troy Stratos, 49, convinced Tim Burns, head of ESG Family Services, that he had access to Facebook shares ahead of its 2012 IPO.

Burns, who left Morgan Stanley in 2005 to set up his company, is currently awaiting sentencing in a separate fraud case taking place in Pennsylvania.

November 15, 2013

The billionaire owner and president of one of Serbia’s most profitable companies, Delta Holdings, has gone on trial this week, alongside his son and nine others, for fraud and tax evasion.

The billionaire owner and president of one of Serbia’s most profitable companies, Delta Holdings, has gone on trial this week, alongside his son and nine others, for fraud and tax evasion.

Miroslav Miskovic, 68, is accused of siphoning millions of euros from a now bankrupt road repair company between 2005 and 2010. He faces 10 years in prison if found guilty.

According to Reuters, Miskovic told the court he was not guilty at the first day of his trial on Thursday, along with his son, Marko.

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