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January 11, 2017

The long-term trend of divesting control of family businesses into family offices is expected by KPMG to rise in 2017 as investments diversify and succession looms.

The long-term trend of divesting control of family businesses into family offices is expected by KPMG to rise in 2017 as investments diversify and succession looms.

The increasing intricacy of the family’s investments and activities and succession planning were believed to be behind the trend.

KPMG also predicted the need for a “renewed focus” on how to reward professionals within family offices, in light of the increasingly evident war for talent.

October 27, 2016

Almost all family businesses confess they are operating without a strategy for succession, despite knowing full well the issue of generational transition is looming, new research claims.

Almost all family businesses confess they are operating without a strategy for succession, despite knowing full well the issue of generational transition is looming, new research claims.

A remarkable 97% of family business owners surveyed complained of a lack of direction and purpose for their business and 95% admitted the challenges of achieving a work-life balance contributed to the lack of succession planning.

September 28, 2016

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigantakes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard

One of the common mistakes families make with philanthropy is to allow emotion and wishful thinking to override logic and thoughtful analysis. Michael Finnigan takes a look at some of the pitfalls that regularly catch families off-guard.

September 28, 2016

Family offices have lost up to $50,000 in attacks on their cyber security, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth reveals.

Family offices have lost up to $50,000 in attacks on their cyber security, the new Global Family Office Report by Campden Wealth reveals.

The report, in partnership with UBS, also found family offices were barely satisfied, or even dissatisfied, with their software – despite each family office spending on average a staggering $245,000 a year on their information technology systems.

September 7, 2016

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

Family offices continue to invest in private equity and real estate as they search for growth in challenging markets, according to exclusive new research released by Campden Wealth today.

August 31, 2016

A family office protects what has been achieved and takes full advantage of all the social capital the family brings, a London law firm says.

A family office protects what has been achieved and takes full advantage of all the social capital the family brings, a London law firm says.

Wedlake Bell commentated on the rocketing popularity of family offices following an EY report which claimed there are between 3,000 and 15,000 family offices worldwide, with more than half having been set up since the Millennium.

August 22, 2016

Almost half of multi-million dollar international family offices do not have dedicated cyber security, exposing ultra-high net worth individuals to hackers, an accountancy firm warns.

Almost half of multi-million dollar international family offices do not have dedicated cyber security, exposing ultra-high net worth individuals to hackers, an accountancy firm warns.

New research by Moore Stephens revealed 42% of family offices surveyed do not have a policy to protect their vulnerable computer networks of sensitive commercial information. This lapse was despite 79% of family offices claiming they were “concerned” or “very concerned” about cyber-crime.

August 9, 2016

A rising taste for entrepreneurialism among billionaires who inherited their wealth is behind a dramatic 29% drop in the number of global billionaires in only two years.

A rising taste for entrepreneurialism among billionaires who inherited their wealth is behind a dramatic 29% drop in the number of global billionaires in only two years.

The new Wealth-X Billionaire Census reported that billionaires whose wealth was inherited comprised only 13% of all global billionaires and 14% of total billionaire wealth.

July 1, 2016

Anxious British and European family offices are taking a “wait and see” attitude on investment in the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

Anxious British and European family offices are taking a “wait and see” attitude on investment in the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

The “fear factor” of a struggling Brexit economy is expected to shape how family offices operate on both sides of the English Channel.

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