Family Office Structures: Single, Multi and Virtual
Jul 23 - 27. 2018
As wealthy families around the world increasingly turn to the family office model as a formalized approach to manage their wealth they are faced with which structure to choose.The number of family offices has quintupled from the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, according to the Family Office Exchange. Other estimates suggest the number has grown tenfold over the same period.
A Look at Family Offices in LatAm: Q&A With Martin Litwak
Jul 23 – 27. 2018
The number of Latin American family offices has grown in recent years. Martin Litwak, CEO of boutique law firm Litwak & Partners, has experienced this growth first hand. In 2017, he created Latin America’s first multi-family office that focuses exclusively on legal, trust and tax matters. In the following Q&A he explains the trends impacting family offices in the region and the unique challenges they face.
Chilean Family Offices See Growth
Rapid economic growth in Chile has helped a number of families accumulate significant wealth over the past two decades. Along with the growth in wealth, Chile has seen the rise of family offices and private wealth managers. Crucial political reforms and economic liber...READ MORE
The Role of Family Offices in the Private Deal Ecosystem
July 09 - 13. 2018
Family Offices have emerged as significant investors in private deals over the past several years. According to data by Crunchbase, private deals by family offices across the world quadrupled between 2010 and 2017. The growth of these deals outpaced venture capital (VC) investments.
Family Offices Increasingly Eye Maturing Crypto Markets
A lot has changed since the original Bitcoin whitepaper was published in 2008. There are now more than 1,590 different cryptocurrencies and tokens with a combined value of $245 billion. Most of that market value accumulated over the past year, as cryptocurrencies hit the mainstream and turne...READ MORE
3 Influential Family Offices in India
Since the liberalization of India’s economy in the 1990s, private wealth has expanded rapidly. India is now the sixth wealthiest country in the world and home to more than 131 billionaires, according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review. As the coun...READ MORE
Africapitalism: The Vision of Tony Elumelu, Heirs Holdings Founder
May 28 - June 01. 2018
Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu coined the phrase Africapitalism. “First, we can’t talk about the digital economy in Africa without fixing critical infrastructure like the digital connectivity issue. It is a major issue and we can’t fix it if we don’t have reliable access to electricity,” he said at the Digital Economy for Africa forum at the World Bank Group’s annual Spring meetings held in Washington D.C. last April.
Global Family Office Summit to Shine Spotlight on Investing in a New Age
May 14 – 18. 2018
The Ritossa Family Office will host the sixth annual Global Family Office Investment Summit June 27-29 in Monaco. This year’s theme is “Investing in a new age” with presentations, panel discussions and roundtables on subjects such as digital currencies, biotech, software and alternate energies. There will also be a spotlight on co-investing and a series of five minute per speaker start-up pitches
SPOTLIGHT ON FAMILY GOVERNANCE: ASIA
Nov 13 - 17. 2017
“There is a greater interest in having a more formalized family office structure throughout Asia,” according to Christian Stewart, Managing Director of Hong Kong-based Family Legacy Asia, a consulting firm that advises Asian families on family governance.
UHNWIs and their Family Offices Rise in Malaysia
As part of the global trend of rising numbers of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), Malaysia has witnessed a substantial rise as well. Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2017 said, ‘The ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in Malaysia recorded a 3% increase in 2016 compared to a 15% decline in 2015’. Kuala Lumpur, in the same report, was within the top 50 cities on the City Wealth Index 2017. This rise in number will naturally benefit the Asian economic landscape as the proximity allows for easy kno...READ MORE