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October 19, 2017

Asia-Pacific family offices continue to prefer a hands-on role in managing illiquid investments, allocating almost a third of their portfolios to direct investment in real estate and venture capital/private equity, led by Australia.

Asia-Pacific family offices continue to prefer a hands-on role in managing illiquid investments, allocating almost a third of their portfolios to direct investment in real estate and venture capital/private equity, led by Australia.

October 3, 2017

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

In our new series, FB Academy, giving practical ‘how-to’ advice to families, Andrew Keyt, clinical professor at Chicago’s Loyola University, likens bringing on a non-family leader to Thanksgiving.

The traditional model of family business succession is built on a parent passing leadership of the family company to one of their children. As the Millennial generation comes of age, family businesses are increasingly turning to non-family members to lead their family companies.

September 14, 2017

A decade since the Global Financial Crisis and there are “echoes”—but nothing more—of history repeating itself with the investment climate remaining relatively “friendly”.

A decade since the Global Financial Crisis and there are “echoes”—but nothing more—of history repeating itself with the investment climate remaining relatively “friendly”.

That is according to Kevin Gardiner, global investment strategist at Rothschild Wealth Management, who gave a press briefing this week around political risk, the effects of ongoing economic expansion, and inflation.

August 10, 2017

Marketplace lending is a new form of credit intermediation that has generated a lot of media buzz, so how can it fit into a family office portfolio?

Marketplace lending is a new form of credit intermediation that has generated a lot of media buzz, so how can it fit into a family office portfolio? Ravi Anand, managing director of ESF Capital, explains marketplace lending whereby individual loans are broken into loan parts and matched to lenders through an online platform.

The beauty of the matching nature of marketplace lending is that it is a perfect solution for matching supply and demand of capital and risks. 

July 27, 2017

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

July 17, 2017

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Top-tier salaries in family offices have increased since 2016 with most chief executives now paid more than $300,000 a year, a study by Agreus reveals.

Chief executives and investment related roles also generated the biggest bonuses of between 31% and 50%, with the high-end receiving more than 50%. However, the percentage of salary paid as bonuses was similar to the findings last year by the family office resourcing and recruitment consultancy.

June 19, 2017

Q & A with Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming of UBP’s FOSS Family Office Services Switzerland on the three principal situations in which families consider setting up or using a family office for the first time

Q & A with Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming of UBP’s FOSS Family Office Services Switzerland

There are three principal situations in which families consider setting up or using a family office for the first time: an abundance of liquidity in the family business; the family business is being sold; or one of the first two situations arises in combination with a growing number of family members wanting to be engaged with the family wealth in some way.

May 19, 2017

The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) has given wealthy families a place to exchange the best ideas (and often the worst experiences) about managing wealth since 1992. Ahead of its 25th anniversary on 22 May, IPI’s Zaki Abushal speaks to long-term members about how it’s helped them

The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) has given wealthy families a place to exchange the best ideas (and often the worst experiences) about managing wealth since 1992. Ahead of its 25th anniversary on 22 May, IPI's Zaki Abushal speaks to long-time members about how it's helped them.

In an age of non-verbal communication the Institute for Private Investors (IPI) stands out. Its open door, safe-harbour policy might sound like a contradiction— but it isn’t.

May 3, 2017

In an election campaign infamous for contradictions and outbursts, one constant factor has been the mission of Donald Trump to have his adult children and son-in-law installed as the power behind his throne.

In an election campaign infamous for contradictions and outbursts, one constant factor has been the mission of Donald Trump to have his adult children and son-in-law installed as the power behind his throne.

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