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May 16, 2017

Family offices are private firms of various structures, sizes and responsibilities which manage the wealth, investments, trusts and just about every aspect of one or more family businesses with net turnovers of more than $100 million a year.

Family offices are private firms of various structures, sizes and responsibilities which manage the wealth, investments, trusts and just about every aspect of one or more family businesses with net turnovers of more than $100 million a year. Richard Steele, senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, gives a beginner’s guide to a rapidly growing sector in the financial world.

March 17, 2017

Given increasing levels of instability and scrutiny in the world, the location of family offices has taken on new significance in recent years, with families understandably concerned about finding the most secure environment for the governance of their assets, says Dominic Wheatley, chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

Given increasing levels of instability and scrutiny in the world, the location of family offices has taken on new significance in recent years, with families understandably concerned about finding the most secure environment for the governance of their assets, says Dominic Wheatley, chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

March 8, 2017

A report by consultancy EY found family office branding can predict as much as 35% of return on equity when combined with growth ambition, sustainability, and family cohesion. But what is a family office brand?

A report by consultancy EY found family office branding can predict as much as 35% of return on equity when combined with growth ambition, sustainability, and family cohesion. But what is a family office brand?

Stakeholders, ranging from family members, professional advisers, employees, clients and communities, differ in their structural relationship to the family office, depending on whether it is a single family office (SFO) or multi family office (MFO).

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 8, 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.

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