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December 8, 2009

JM Huber Corp, one of the largest family-owned businesses in the US, has announced it is to phase-out its Shelterwood multifamily office operation.

JM Huber Corp, one of the largest family-owned businesses in the US, has announced it is to phase-out its Shelterwood multifamily office operation. As part of the move, which is to become effective over the next few months, a team of Shelterwood executives will join Pitcairn, another multifamily office.

November 30, 2009

The latest hiatus in the world’s financial markets brought about by Dubai’s current debt crisis is clearly a concern to family investors in the region, but it should be viewed as good news, the CEO of a leading family office in Abu Dhabi exclusively told www.campdenFB.com.

The latest hiatus in the world's financial markets brought about by Dubai's current debt crisis is clearly a concern to family investors in the region, but it should be viewed as good news, the CEO of a leading family office in Abu Dhabi exclusively told www.campdenFB.com.

"It should be a catalyst for change in the right direction," he said. "This crisis will underline the importance of good planning, solid corporate governance frameworks and transparency."

November 12, 2009

Finding the right advisor for your family office is still one of the most difficult issues wealthy families must address, according to a family wealth expert.

Finding the right advisor for your family office is still one of the most difficult issues wealthy families must address, according to a family wealth expert.
 
"One of the toughest issues for wealthy families is to identify trusted advisors that can support them through the myriad of issues they will face – financially, personally, philanthropically and with their families," said Randy Ottinger, author of Beyond success: building a personal, financial and philanthropic legacy.
 

October 30, 2009

Two US-based multifamily offices have signed a letter of intent aimed at creating a single, independent and family-owned wealth services firm for families.

Two US-based multifamily offices have signed a letter of intent aimed at creating a single, independent and family-owned wealth services firm for families.

Threshold Group, a wealth management and family services firm headquartered in Washington state, and Ashbridge Investment Management, a Philadelphia-based family wealth management office, were independently founded and owned by the Russell and Grace families respectively.

October 26, 2009

For high-flying multi-skilled women, working in a family office can offer an exciting challenge. Jane Simms interviews two women who have made the family office environment their home, with differing experiences

Terri Chernick never intended to join the family business. She wanted to be a doctor. "I was the black sheep of the family. I wanted to go off and do my own thing," she recalls. "In the idealistic way that young people have, I wanted to 'make a contribution to society', and because I loved the sciences I entered Brown University as a premed."

September 11, 2009

Myer, Australia's largest department store group founded by the Myer family, has announced it is to commence an IPO pre-registration process.

Myer, Australia's largest department store group founded by the Myer family, has announced it is to commence an IPO pre-registration process. The group, which has revenues of AUS$3 billion, said legal restrictions prevented it from making any further announcements about the IPO until a prospectus is lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 28 September.

August 4, 2009

Creative thinking and greater efficiency can counter some of the challenges facing family offices during the crisis according to a leading family office lawyer.

Creative thinking and greater efficiency can counter some of the challenges facing family offices during the crisis according to a leading family office lawyer.

July 30, 2009

The financial crisis has changed the financial services industry as we know it. Markets are focusing more on risk management, stock markets are volatile and corporate bonds not as safe.

The financial crisis has changed the financial services industry as we know it. Markets are focusing more on risk management, stock markets are volatile and corporate bonds not as safe. The credit rating agencies, relied on by regulators under the Basel II capital adequacy regime for banks, are discredited, and global regulation faces restructuring. The Basel Committee is revising its capital adequacy standards, and there are moves in the US and Europe to set up bodies overseeing systemic risk. 

July 9, 2009

Within the family office the role of the trustee is to safeguard assets and present investment options to the family. In today’s litigious society failure to manage these duties can be severe. Henry Frydenson outlines the pitfalls for trustees and offers advice on ways to avoid problems

Within the family office the role of the trustee is to safeguard assets and present investment options to the family. In today's litigious society failure to manage these duties can be severe. Henry Frydenson outlines the pitfalls for trustees and offers advice on ways to avoid problems

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