How to Effectively Manage a Business Transition: Q&A with BanyanGlobal’s Vladimir Barbieri
April 01 – 05. 2019
Baby Boomers own more than two-thirds of all businesses in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Family Firm Institute maintains that 80% of these businesses are family owned. This implies that trillions of dollars in business assets and capital are on the cusp of a generational transition.
Blockchain Fundraising: Q&A with TokenMarket’s Ransu Salovaara on the Future of Family Office Investments in Tech Startups
March 25 – 29. 2019
Thousands of startups across the world have raised over $18.6 billion since 2017 through a quirky and innovative new method of seed funding. Known as an initial coin offering (ICO), the method involves combining the structure of an online crowdfunding campaign with the blockchain technology that underlies cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Edmond de Rothschild’s PE Focus: Q&A With Johnny El Hachem
Feb 25 – Mar 01. 2019
The Edmond de Rothschild Group manages €15 billion in non-listed assets globally. It is focusing private equity’s efforts on forward-looking sectors, such as urban development or agroforestry in Europe, Africa and Latin America. In recent years, the focus has been particularly concentrated on businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and real estate in Europe.
Impact Investments and Aligning Family and Family Office Interests: Q&A With Michael Tiedemann
Feb 18 – 22. 2019
When Carl Tiedemann established Tiedemann Advisors in 1999, he wanted to offer clients two things: the freedom to fire their trustee and the flexibility of being deeply involved in the investment planning process. Tiedemann believed the lack of these two critical elements were the underlying reason for his own family’s experience with trustees and wealth managers since the turn of the 20th century.
Grappling With Succession in a Family Business: Q&A With Wells Fargo’s Chris Pegg
Jan 29 – Feb 01. 2019
Succession planning across multiple generations is likely to be one of the biggest struggles of managing a family business. Research from consulting firm Ernst & Young suggests that 80% of companies will change management within a given 10-year period but 62% have not yet picked a successor.