Top 3 motivations for setting up a single-family office

According to Forbes single-family offices are booming. Many of the super-rich from the likes of tech entrepreneurs and hedge fund managers to ultra-wealthy inheritors and successful business owners are all establishing single-family offices. There are many reasons for them to do so and the top three are: control, intense customization, and tight oversight of providers. Topping the […]

Family offices cautious about investing with Hedge Funds

According to Family Office Review, despite seeing big inflow of investment capital, hedge funds find it quite difficult to attract funds from family offices. After the crisis family offices have increased their level of due diligence and smaller hedge funds that manage less than US $50 have difficulty with raising capital from that source. Smaller […]

Top 50 richest Family Offices

Check the latest ranking of the richest family offices prepared by Bloomberg If you want to learn more about the latest trends in the Family Office sector you can attend a Eureka Financial course in London.

Ranking the top multi-family offices

HSBC Private Wealth Solutions tops the multi-family office list according to a report compiled by Bloomberg.  The report which is based on self-reported data ranks multi-family offices by the amount of assets under investment as at the end of 2012. According to the report HSBC manages assets totalling $137.3 billion on behalf of 340 families, […]

Targeting new wealth in Africa

Barclays is joining Citigroup and UBS in targeting millionaire clients in Africa by creating Barclays Africa, through a merger with Absa Group. That will give Barclays access to 1200 branches across the continent and estimated 128 million households. The number of Africans with at least $1 million of investible assets climbed 9.9% in 2012 to 140 […]

Roundtable: Challenges of running a Family Business

“What are the challenges when running a family business?” Join Neale Lewis as he chairs the Derby Business TV Roundtable with Perween Warsi of S&A Foods, Jacqui Mason of Best Practice Childcare and Carl Bridge of Birchover Hotel Apartments If you re interested in learning about the latest trends in Family Office and wealth management […]

The Art of Managing a Family Office

With the birth of a son to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, “The Firm” as the British Royal family is sometimes known can rejoice that there are now three generations in direct line to the throne.  Of course, not every family firm is as famous as the British Royal family but as with many […]

Three main trends for family members and wealth management

  The Wealth Adviser reports 3 main trends emerging at Alliance Partner Summit in Florida. The tax changes in the past 2 years mean that there is an enormous shift of wealth to the younger generation, which puts some pressure on them. That creates an increased need for educating family members as well as family […]

Family Office – Distribution or growth?

By Bill Humphreys In many cases the very purpose of a family office is to provide a mechanism to transfer wealth efficiently across generations and to create a sustainable and enduring legacy. Against this back drop the basic question of whether the family office should focus on “distribution” or “growth” of a family’s wealth may […]

Trends in family offices and wealth management

Notwithstanding the economic slowdown the growth of Family Offices continues at an impressive pace. Globally, it is thought that there are 11,000 family offices in existence and it is expected that this number will continue to grow as the needs of wealthy families become more complex. As successful families become more international in their outlook […]

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