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March 4, 2016

Just one sixth of women on Forbes’ annual billionaires list are self made compared to the two thirds of individuals who are self made across the entire list – which this year totals 1,810 individuals with a combined net worth of $6.48 trillion.

Just one sixth of women on Forbes’ annual billionaires list are self made compared to the two thirds of individuals who are self made across the entire list – which this year totals 1,810 individuals with a combined net worth of $6.48 trillion.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Inditex co-founder Amancio Ortega, and investor Warren Buffett make up the top three with net worths of $75 billion, $67 billion, and $60.8 billion respectively.

February 26, 2016

The OECD’s Common Reporting Standard has been described as a ‘paradigm shift for tax’ as it seeks to automate the way governments share tax information with each other. How are family offices being affected? Alison Ebbage reports

Its official name is the global standard for automatic exchange of financial account information – these nine words are a simple distillation of an ambitious project to tackle global tax evasion. Known more regularly as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), it will see government-to-government sharing of account holder information and builds upon existing legislation, notably the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the EU Savings Directive.

February 18, 2016

US wealth manager Abbot Downing has established a new business strategy to better focus on single family office clients, with its president stating that more investment entities are transitioning into family offices in the face of increasing regulation.

US wealth manager Abbot Downing has established a new business strategy to better focus on single family office clients, with its president stating that more investment entities are transitioning into family offices in the face of increasing regulation.

The group announced last month that it would be appointing Joe Freeman its new head of family office services. The platform would facilitate access to products and services provided by Abbot Downing’s parent company Wells Fargo.

January 21, 2016

While many were thinking of resolutions at the New Year, we asked a series of family office and financial services professionals from around the globe to instead consider what they saw as the biggest challenges and opportunities in the year ahead for the investment division of single family offices.

While many were thinking of resolutions at the New Year, we asked a series of family office and financial services professionals from around the globe to instead consider what they saw as the biggest challenges and opportunities in the year ahead for the investment division of single family offices.

January 19, 2016

The next generation has hooked onto impact investing like no other – so what do family offices managing multigenerational wealth need to know?

Impact investing isn’t only for the softhearted. In the past year alone, BlackRock launched new business unit BlackRock Impact, Goldman Sachs bought impact advisory firm Imprint, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick now heads up Bain & Capital’s impact fund. “Some of the most celebrated and followed world-class investors have jumped into impact investing in the last year,” says Jean Case, AOL Inc entrepreneur and CEO at the Case Foundation.

January 18, 2016

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real-estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts. 

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts.

December 15, 2015

Widespread access to digital information and social media could be driving ultra-high net worth millennials to engage more on philanthropy and impact investing, says the author of a new report that is focussed on the next generation’s attitudes to wealth. 

Widespread access to digital information and social media could be driving ultra-high net worth millennials to engage more on philanthropy and impact investing, says the author of a new report that is focussed on the next generation’s attitudes to wealth.

September 3, 2015

High net worth individuals are not the most obvious investors in infrastructure, an asset class more closely associated with institutional investors. But some general partners as well as their advisers are finding family offices and the money managers of the ultra wealthy are increasingly receptive to their overtures. Brendan Malkin investigates.

Just before the 2008 financial crisis, the large London based multi family office Stonehage Fleming decided to rethink where it deployed some of the large pool of capital it was managing for several rich families.

August 10, 2015

Bibliophiles are like no other type of collector; often uninterested in the monetary value of their collection, what sets them apart is a quiet dedication and often obsessive passion for a particular type of bookmaking, or subject.

For almost a century people had walked through the library of one New England family every day without ever really thinking about the books on the shelves. Over generations a large collection of antique books had been accumulated, but had mostly remained in the library of the main family home.

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