As discussed in the previous blog, both high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals are on the rise. Let’s examine a little closer in detail as to what this exactly means. With the help of Wealth-X research, we have learned that there are 199,235 UHNW individuals across the world. When their wealth is combined, it equals to that of $27.8 trillion. These individuals have increased a whopping 6.3% in the last year alone.
A family office is generally designed to prepare family members to manage, sustain, and grow their wealth across multiple generations. While many of us have our own definition of what we consider to be wealthy, the industry views individuals with a minimum of $ 1 million as a high-net-worth individual.
Significant differences can be found in the way Asia's newly wealthy view the usefulness of a family office from their peers in the West, but finding harmony is the key to success.
“At FFI, scholarly research and generated knowledge is publically disseminated through rigorous peer-reviewed research articles published in Family Business Review (1988), and usable findings published in the FFI Practitioner including
the FBR Précis. Interest in family business research is now global and multi-disciplinary, but this was not always the case.
In this week’s blog, I interview family office expert, Daniel Goldstein, who has been advising UHNW families across Europe and the United States on their liquid investments, businesses, structuring, direct real estate investments, family dynamics, yachts, concierge services and philanthropy since 1994.
In this week’s blog, I interview Declan Winston Ramsaran, Managing Director at PANGEA Private Family Offices based in Toronto, Canada. Declan talks to us about wealth management for multigenerational families.
In this week’s blog post, I discuss the evolution of the family bank, and the role of the family office in family banks.
In this week’s blog post, I discuss the role of the family bank, and four keys to successful implementation of this entity.
The desire for progeny of wealth families to develop an appreciation for financial independence is often top of mind for the family office. Especially families seeking to preserve their wealth for generations yet to be born appreciate the need for all of their members to be thoroughly educated and prepared for the responsibilities of family wealth. Without this preparation, families may not be adequately prepared to make shared decisions as owners. Family Office Exchange (FOX) has found that wealth education activities can help increase the odds of producing next generation family entrepreneurs; Through cultivate the knowledge, commitment and unity among family members, fostering a sense of engagement and ownership, maintaining family wealth while encouraging their philanthropic endeavors, and grooming the next generation to successfully take responsibility for their wealth, the question of sustaining the family wealth may not be as feared.
In this week’s blog, I interview Iris Wagner, CEO, Founder and Executive Producer of Memoirs Productions – a production company specializing in recording ethical wills, and personal and corporate video biographies for families, foundations, institutions and corporations throughout North America. Iris talks to us about ethical wills and the importance of preserving heritage and legacy.