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April 16, 2018

How do families keep the creative spark alive while keeping order? The awkward truth at the heart of family governance is that procedural frameworks and innovation are not natural bedfellows

How do families keep the creative spark alive while keeping order? The awkward truth at the heart of family governance is that procedural frameworks and innovation are not natural bedfellows.

April 12, 2018

It is not unusual for successful business people to spend their later years focused on charitable work. More novel is the entrepreneur who, by age 40, spends 90% of his time on a project that makes him no money. Alexandre Mars spoke to Alexandra Newlove about Epic, his non-profit start-up, and making giving the norm

It is not unusual for successful business people to spend their later years focused on charitable work. More novel is the entrepreneur who, by age 40, spends 90% of his time on a project that makes him no money. Alexandre Mars spoke to Alexandra Newlove about Epic, his non-profit start-up, and making giving the norm

Alexandre Mars’ outlook on life is buoyed by the belief that people want to help others—though, he concedes they do not always act on this impulse.

April 10, 2018

Wealthy families spend significant sums monitoring and managing financial, operational, and other risks, yet mental health issues are equally as dangerous when they affect key family members or principals.

Wealthy families spend significant sums monitoring and managing financial, operational, and other risks, yet mental health issues are equally as dangerous when they affect key family members or principals.

“Rags to riches and back again in three generations.” We’ve heard it more times than we can count, but the sad truth is, the old adage is true far too often. Great wealth is earned by the hard-working first generation, only to disappear by the third.

April 5, 2018

In the past four years family offices have been consistently over-optimistic about their future investment performance when contributing to The Global Family Office Report. Is behavioural finance the answer to more effective forecasts or should they put more effort into predicting other indicators? Nicholas Moodyreports

In the past four years family offices have been consistently over-optimistic about their future investment performance when contributing to The Global Family Office Report. Is behavioural finance the answer to more effective forecasts or should they put more effort into predicting other indicators? Nicholas Moodyreports

April 2, 2018

As family offices continue to grow in structure and wealth, how is this affecting the commercial multi family office industry? How are they managing wealth or is their focus shifting away from investment advice? Alexander Ferguson reports 

As family offices continue to grow in structure and wealth, how is this affecting the commercial multi family office industry? How are they managing wealth or is their focus shifting away from investment advice? Alexander Ferguson reports 

After 2008, the commercial multi family office (CMFO) industry was anxious. More than a quarter of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) either pulled assets out of their wealth management firms or left them altogether, according to a survey by Merrill Lynch and Capgemini.

March 26, 2018

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

March 23, 2018

While The Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) stops short of offering advice, the experts behind the study inevitably have their own opinions about the future of the family office sector. Here, Rebecca Gooch, research director at Campden Wealth, and Sara Ferrari, head of global family offices at UBS, share their thoughts on the risks and rewards ahead

While The Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) stops short of offering advice, the experts behind the study inevitably have their own opinions about the future of the family office sector. Here, Rebecca Gooch, research director at Campden Wealth, and Sara Ferrari, head of global family offices at UBS, share their thoughts on the risks and rewards ahead

March 12, 2018

Global principals and the next generation are slowly taking steps to ensure the family fortune lives beyond its founder, but there’s still work to be done. We find out why failing to plan for succession is planning to fail. 

Global principals and the next generation are slowly taking steps to ensure the family fortune lives beyond its founder, but there’s still work to be done. We find out why failing to plan for succession is planning to fail. 

The death of family members is hardly a topic most are falling over themselves to discuss, and this partly explains why less than half those surveyed in The Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFOR) have a full succession plan in place.

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.

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