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Why Canada’s Tax Rules Are Particularly Favorable to Family Businesses

Why Canada’s Tax Rules Are Particularly Favorable to Family Businesses

Sept 5. 2019
Family offices and family businesses in Canada are allowed to play by an enviable set of tax rules that make selling a family business or planning for succession exceptionally streamlined. ...

Gold Investments Hit Record High As Family Offices Seek Safe Haven

Gold Investments Hit Record High As Family Offices Seek Safe Haven

Sept 5. 2019
Hedge fund managers and family offices, including some unlikely names, are turning to gold as a potential safe haven as global capital markets enter a new and uncharted phase of volatility. ...

FATCA-Inspired Transparency May Have Left Family Offices With Little Privacy and a Hefty Bill

FATCA-Inspired Transparency May Have Left Family Offices With Little Privacy and a Hefty Bill

Aug 29. 2019
U.S. family offices and institutional investors have had to bear the brunt of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) since 2010. However, the success of FACTA has inspired other jurisdictions to i...

Rate Risks Weigh on Family Offices As Fed Becomes Less Predictable

Rate Risks Weigh on Family Offices As Fed Becomes Less Predictable

Aug 28. 2019
A decade after interest rates hit a historic low and a week after President Donald Trump referred to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as an “enemy,” family offices and institutional investors ma...

Universities Aim to Educate Family Offices on Grooming Next-Gen Leaders

Universities Aim to Educate Family Offices on Grooming Next-Gen Leaders

Aug 28. 2019
Universities are increasingly targeting next-generation leaders at family offices and family businesses. A slew of professional courses offered by prestigious institutions aim to plug the widening success...

How Family Offices Helped Kick Start the Plant-based Meat Revolution

How Family Offices Helped Kick Start the Plant-based Meat Revolution

Aug 27. 2019
A number of family offices played a vital role in the emergence of a new industry that has now gone mainstream - plant-based meat substitutes...

The Unique Wealth Challenges of Pro Athletes: Q&A With Blu Family Office’s Christian Armbruester

The Unique Wealth Challenges of Pro Athletes: Q&A With Blu Family Office’s Christian Armbruester

Aug 26. 2019
London-based Blu Family Office faced unique challenges when it took on a professional athlete as a client. We spoke with the founding principal Christian Armbruester to learn more about the unique challen...

How Tensions With China Are Impacting Hong Kong’s Allure for Family Offices

How Tensions With China Are Impacting Hong Kong’s Allure for Family Offices

Aug 22. 2019
Family offices and wealthy investors focused on and based in Asia say the ongoing protests in Hong Kong may have impacted the special administrative region’s status as a safe haven in the region....

Fine Wine Flows into Alternative Asset Portfolios

Fine Wine Flows into Alternative Asset Portfolios

Aug 14. 2019
Family offices and institutional investors often add alternative assets to their portfolios in an effort to diversify. However, truly unconventional assets remain the purview of niche investors. Vintage c...

This Family Office Wants to Solve Global Plastic Crisis: Q&A With Samuel Mikail

This Family Office Wants to Solve Global Plastic Crisis: Q&A With Samuel Mikail

Aug 9. 2019
Plastic is as indestructible as it is ubiquitous. The substance’s low production costs and exceptional resistance to biodegradation has led to immense accumulation in our environment. Now, the issue has ...

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