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November 29, 2017

Galaxy Investment Partners, the family office of ex-hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, has recently made a name for itself for adopting cryptocurrency as an asset class.  Is this a blip for family offices, or the start of a trend?

Galaxy Investment Partners, the family office of ex-hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, has recently made a name for itself for adopting cryptocurrency as an asset class.  Is this a blip for family offices, or the start of a trend? James Brockhurst, senior associate at Forsters LLP, takes a look

November 23, 2017

Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming, of UBP’s FOSS Family Office Services Switzerland, outline one of the key elements to look out for when establishing a single-family office; its location

Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming, of UBP’s FOSS Family Office Services Switzerland, outline one of the key elements to look out for when establishing a single-family office; its location

When families consider setting-up their own single-family office (SFO), they often overlook the matter of the jurisdiction in which that family office should be. This is actually an essential element that deserves serious thought.

There are quite a few questions that need answering before deciding on the jurisdiction for a SFO:

November 17, 2017

With 65% of family offices expecting a generational wealth transfer within the 15 years, what better theme than succession to explore at the 2017 North American Family Office Conference?

With 65% of family offices expecting a generational wealth transfer within the 15 years, what better theme than succession to explore at the 2017 North American Family Office Conference?

Campden Wealth’s North American regional manager David Braham said in the next two decades, ultra-high net worth families will hand over $2.1 trillion to their heirs, a process which means grappling with issues around education, leadership, values, and communication.

November 10, 2017

Peer-to-peer insights, best practice education and unique networking opportunities at the latest Campden Wealth European Family Office Conference have been praised by the prominent families who attended, organisers say.

Peer-to-peer insights, best practice education and unique networking opportunities at the latest Campden Wealth European Family Office Conference have been praised by the prominent families who attended, organisers say.

November 8, 2017

Cybersecurity regularly grabs headlines around the world and family offices containing sensitive data are not immune to the threat from international hackers.

Cybersecurity regularly grabs headlines around the world and family offices containing sensitive data are not immune to the threat from international hackers.

Bobby Stover, Americas family office leader at EY, outlines what families can do to protect themselves, including building out a 10-point family office cyber protection plan.

How would you describe the state of family offices and their cyber security in general at the moment?

October 27, 2017

Looking at the purpose and evolution of the family office to power efficiencies, returns and longevity is the theme of this year’s eagerly awaited European Family Office Conference in London on 1-2 November.

Looking at the purpose and evolution of the family office to power efficiencies, returns and longevity is the theme of this year’s eagerly awaited European Family Office Conference in London on 1-2 November.

September 22, 2017

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

More than a sixth of family offices managing on average close to $1 billion of assets have no plan for generational transfer, while only a third of offices have written succession plans.

The newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) found while family office succession planning has increased in the past year, with nearly half of family offices (47.3%) having a succession plan, either written (33%) or verbally agreed (15%, a fifth had no plan or did not know if a plan existed.

September 12, 2017

Equities and private equity drove a turnaround in family office investment performance this past year, as revealed in the newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO).

Equities and private equity drove a turnaround in family office investment performance this past year, as revealed in the newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO).

June 29, 2017

A typical family office holds less than $500 million assets under management, invests in equities, employs at least 20 staff, who receive a discretionary bonus, and has operated for more than a decade, according to new research by Agreus.

A typical family office holds less than $500 million assets under management, invests in equities, employs at least 20 staff, who receive a discretionary bonus, and has operated for more than a decade, according to new research by Agreus.

Family office salaries have increased markedly on the previous year, with most surveyed chief executives or managing directors now paid on average more than £300,001, ($389,688) up from £150,001 ($194,845) to £200,000 ($259,791) last year.

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