Vimeo
LinkedIn
Instagram
Share |

advice

May 19, 2017

In the wake of the WannaCry cyber attack which infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, family businesses are asking how they can best protect themselves.

In the wake of the WannaCry cyber attack which infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, family businesses are asking how they can best protect themselves.

The Global Family Office Report found 15% of family offices admitted being victims of a cyber-security breach and most hacks resulted in resulted in losses of $50,000 or less. However, one case resulted in the loss of $10 million or more and industry commentators suspected the real number of family offices attacked was far greater.

April 18, 2014

A social media platform for wealthy families has targeted the same demographic that uses its service to raise €1.2 million to fund its growing advisory division and establish a new arm that will offer advice on social impact investing.

A social media platform for wealthy families has targeted the same demographic that uses its service to raise €1.2 million to fund its growing advisory division and establish a new arm that will offer advice on social impact investing.

Launched in 2008, several years after Facebook was founded and Twitter was taking off, TrustedFamily aims to aid multi-generational families spread across jurisdictions to keep in contact and liaise about professional, financial and personal matters.

May 13, 2013

Every family has secrets. Trouble comes when families collude rather than talking honestly to each other about them.

Every family has secrets. Trouble comes when families collude rather than talking honestly to each other about them. When family members are in business together or are connected financially, those secrets often interfere not only with family relationships, but with the family business, foundation and even the family office as well.

April 9, 2008

An advisory firm has launched a service that it claims is a world first for UHNW global families.

An advisory firm has launched a service that it claims is a world first for UHNW global families. US-based Lowenhaupt Global Advisors has unveiled a nine-member Global Council comprised of professionals who have extensive experience advising families of substantial wealth and are recognised as being among the most respected advisors in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

January 1, 2008

Asked what advice he would offer other family offices interested in marketing a hedge fund product, Fred Fruitman makes several important points.

Fred Fruitman is managing director at Loeb Partners, the investment arm of the Loeb family, which today manages its own hedge fund. Click here to read about families who have set up their own hedge funds. Asked by Michael Fischer what advice he would offer other family offices interested in marketing a hedge fund product, Fruitman makes several important points…

January 1, 2006

Family businesses have become the talk of the decade. Over 90% of businesses worldwide are family businesses, so we are told. Only 30% of family businesses make it through the second generation.

John Tucker is a Grant Thornton Fellow in Family Business at the International Centre for Families in Business.

Family businesses have become the talk of the decade. Over 90% of businesses worldwide are family businesses, so we are told. Only 30% of family businesses make it through the second generation. Less than 10% make it through the third. Who hasn't heard this overused and often misquoted statistic – or some other variation of it?

July 1, 2005

Selling the family business need not be fraught with problems. If you hire a good outside advisor, you can protect your interests, secure a good deal and continue to manage. John Willert and Brian Silston urge you not to be taken in by misinformation and myth

John Willert is vice-president at de Visscher & Co, a financial advisory firm for family-owned companies. Brian Silston is an associate. www.devisscher.com

Selling the family business need not be fraught with problems. If you hire a good outside advisor, you can protect your interests, secure a good deal and continue to manage. John Willert and Brian Silston urge you not to be taken in by misinformation and myth

Click here >>
Close