Media pundits and trend predictors have turned their sharp focus on the family office of late. It’s as if they’ve stumbled across an undiscovered country or a new form of intelligent life. And for many, that’s exactly what the family office appears to be.
Over the past few decades family offices have largely been able to go about their business well under the media's radar. Unfortunately, in today's world that is a view that looks increasingly anachronistic, if not downright foolish.
Artist Charlotte Mann grew up around people talking about art. Her parents are both landscape painters and her brother is a photographer and film-maker. “Ever since I was a child, we’d always have an input in our father’s paintings,” she says.