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June 22, 2021

When trying to establish cultural fit in your family office, you must first think about your own culture. Defining your own organisational beliefs and the ideal qualities the ideal hire might possess.

When trying to establish cultural fit in your family office, you must first think about your own culture. Defining your own organisational beliefs and the ideal qualities the ideal hire might possess.

It is important to look at the gaps missing in your current resources, not simply from an academic and skills perspective, but also exploring the likes of emotional intelligence (EQ), personality and diversity of thought.

June 10, 2021

When hiring for your family office you need to think family first and office second. Can this person take your husband to hospital appointments? Can they jump on a plane without notice to manage your international holdings? Can they watch your daughter’s recital if you are stuck at work or if you can’t make it in, can they take your seat at the table?

When hiring for your family office you need to think family first and office second. Can this person take your husband to hospital appointments? Can they jump on a plane without notice to manage your international holdings? Can they watch your daughter’s recital if you are stuck at work or if you can’t make it in, can they take your seat at the table?

May 12, 2021

Being heavily concentrated in a single area and/or business is often the backstory to the creation of wealth in many family instances. US Trust and Campden Research conducted a longitudinal study on family office investing and found that more than 70% of their sample identified that the source of the family wealth originated from the core family business, with 60% having an ongoing operating business.

Being heavily concentrated in a single area and/or business is often the backstory to the creation of wealth in many family instances. US Trust and Campden Research (1) conducted a longitudinal study on family office investing and found that more than 70% of their sample identified that the source of the family wealth originated from the core family business, with 60% having an ongoing operating business.

March 10, 2021

While investment bankers pull 100-hour weeks in an attempt to claw back any hope of a bonus this season, family office professionals are walking away with 100%, if not 200%, of their annual salary as bonus season closes a successful year for family offices.

While investment bankers pull 100-hour weeks in an attempt to claw back any hope of a bonus this season, family office professionals are walking away with 100%, if not 200%, of their annual salary as bonus season closes a successful year for family offices.

February 16, 2021

Family offices can act as reliable providers of direct company equity and debt funding to successful private businesses who are finding it difficult to find sustainable sources of efficiently priced capital  from institutional providers currently caught up with responding to Covid liquidity requirements for public companies and governmental agencies. 

Family offices can act as reliable providers of direct company equity and debt funding to successful private businesses who are finding it difficult to find sustainable sources of efficiently priced capital  from institutional providers currently caught up with responding to Covid liquidity requirements for public companies and governmental agencies.

October 5, 2020

Expanding family offices are finding themselves spoilt for choice in recruiting and retaining executive talent to help them navigate an increasingly complex and diversified investment space.

Expanding family offices are finding themselves spoilt for choice in recruiting and retaining executive talent to help them navigate an increasingly complex and diversified investment space.

September 28, 2020

The acquisition of the $2.8 billion London-based multifamily office Sandaire by the $645 billion global investment manager Schroders could signal a new phase of consolidation in the world’s $5.9 trillion family office space in an uncertain era of rising costs and coronavirus, geopolitical and technological disruption.

The acquisition of the $2.8 billion London-based multifamily office Sandaire by the $645 billion global investment manager Schroders could signal a new phase of consolidation in the world’s $5.9 trillion family office space in an uncertain era of rising costs and coronavirus, geopolitical and technological disruption.

June 9, 2020

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the main challenge posed to the dominance of the English legal system appeared to be Brexit. A flurry of English language courts opened in European cities, touting for business that would otherwise come to the English High Court. We know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so is it any surprise that litigants—including ultra-wealthy clients—still choose the English Courts to resolve their disputes?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the main challenge posed to the dominance of the English legal system appeared to be Brexit. A flurry of English language courts opened in European cities, touting for business that would otherwise come to the English High Court. We know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so is it any surprise that litigants—including ultra-wealthy clients—still choose the English Courts to resolve their disputes?

The appeal of English Courts

April 17, 2020

Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, who served as the British Ambassador to China and later wrote a memoir titled Diplomat in Peace and War recalled the following conversation: “Before I left England for China in 1936 a friend told me that there exists a Chinese curse—‘May you live in interesting times’. If so, our generation has certainly witnessed that curse’s fulfilment.

Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, who served as the British Ambassador to China and later wrote a memoir titled Diplomat in Peace and War recalled the following conversation: “Before I left England for China in 1936 a friend told me that there exists a Chinese curse—‘May you live in interesting times’. If so, our generation has certainly witnessed that curse’s fulfilment.

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