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March 11, 2009

Family offices are characterised by their provision of high touch, bespoke services. So while investment performance that meets the financial targets of the sundry family members is the ultimate measure of a family office’s success, effective and frequent communication with clients is an essential part of their offering, especially when markets are volatile.

This fourth article in a series of six is written by Paul Watthey, director of marketing, Advent Software EMEA.

Family offices are characterised by their provision of high touch, bespoke services. So while investment performance that meets the financial targets of the sundry family members is the ultimate measure of a family office’s success, effective and frequent communication with clients is an essential part of their offering, especially when markets are volatile.

March 9, 2009

The second annual report by Merrill Lynch and Campden Research has found that Europe’s single family offices responded to the economic crisis in 2008 by pulling their money out of equities and putting it into cash.

The second annual report by Merrill Lynch and Campden Research has found that Europe's single family offices responded to the economic crisis in 2008 by pulling their money out of equities and putting it into cash.

October 15, 2008

European private client wealth advisors, including family offices, are not meeting the needs of today’s philanthropists according to a new report.

European private client wealth advisors, including family offices, are not meeting the needs of today's philanthropists according to a new report. Nevertheless, philanthropy services are expected to become a core service of such providers within the next five years.

January 1, 2007

In Asia, many businesses are family-owned, but the “advising” industry seems to be in its infancy. One such field that is gaining ground is family offices. While no one format has come to the forefront, the model is becoming more widespread, and families, bankers and investment advisors are understanding the need and usefulness of the concept. Families in Business spoke with Chew-Mee Kirtland, managing director of Mornington Services, a multi-family office based in Singapore, about the trends in Asian family offices

In Asia, many businesses are family-owned, but the "advising" industry seems to be in its infancy. One such field that is gaining ground is family offices. While no one format has come to the forefront, the model is becoming more widespread, and families, bankers and investment advisors are understanding the need and usefulness of the concept. Families in Business spoke with Chew-Mee Kirtland, managing director of Mornington Services, a multi-family office based in Singapore, about the trends in Asian family offices

September 1, 2005

Private wealth management advice can be hit and miss. Thomas Livergood examines what family businesses need and how to prepare a shortlist of questions to tell if the firm is a goldmine of priceless nuggets and top services – or a minefield of expensive guff

Tom Livergood is CEO of The Family Wealth Alliance in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA. The website address is www.FWAlliance.com

Private wealth management advice can be hit and miss. Thomas Livergood examines what family businesses need and how to prepare a shortlist of questions to tell if the firm is a goldmine of priceless nuggets and top services – or a minefield of expensive guff

November 1, 2004

A growing number of super wealthy US families and a decline in service at the banks that once catered to them have sparked an explosion in multi-family offices, according to a survey by Bloomberg and Family Office Management.

Scott Mcculloch is editor of Families in Business.

A growing number of super wealthy US families and a decline in service at the banks that once catered to them have sparked an explosion in multi-family offices, according to a survey by Bloomberg and Family Office Management.
 

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