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Good Governance: A Primer for Family Offices

Good Governance: A Primer for Family Offices

Reconciling multiple generations and branches of a family’s values and differing perspectives while managing and preserving wealth is among the greatest challenges family offices face. Good governance is a critical part of any family office to help overcome these challenges.

Buying a Private Island: Investment or Luxury?

Buying a Private Island: Investment or Luxury?

At age 28, just six years after starting his business, a young Sir Richard Branson decided to buy himself the ultimate luxury - a private island in the Caribbean. Part of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the 74-acre island was purchased in 1978 for an astonishingly low $180,000. However, Sir Branson soon realized that purchasing the island was only the first step in a very long and resource-intensive journey.

Family Offices Hunt for Yield in Second-Tier Property Markets

Family Offices Hunt for Yield in Second-Tier Property Markets

As real estate valuations in top-tier cities soar, family offices and wealthy investors are looking to second and even third-tier cities. Investors have gained better yields and the potential for higher returns while avoiding the looming risks of the traditional real estate hot spots.

Impact Investors Embrace New Tech to Create Change

Impact Investors Embrace New Tech to Create Change

As impact investing matures, family offices and private investors are increasingly turning to emerging technology investments as a catalyst for broader social change. The emergence of socially conscious funds, ethical investment vehicles and renewable energy bonds are a clear indication that investors are looking beyond the numbers and weighing broader consequences of their capital allocation decisions. Much of this capital is flowing to innovative ideas and groundbreaking technologies.

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: A Succession Case Study for Family Offices

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: A Succession Case Study for Family Offices

Planning for succession is, perhaps, one of the most monumental challenges of any family office or business. Some of the most successful companies and business leaders have failed to transition leadership. Others, however, have succeeded with phenomenal results.

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