The Biggest Risk to Your Estate Plan
Much of the estate planning process addresses essential questions about taxation, trust structure, management of assets and expected returns. But a recent survey conducted by TD Wealth finds that the biggest issue in estate planning is often the least talked about - fa...READ MORE
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.
IKEA: Lessons in Preserving a Legacy
July 02 - 06. 2018
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad was one of the richest men in the world when he passed away in early 2018. Over the course of his nearly 74-year career, Kamprad managed to redefine the global retail sector and create one of the world’s most recognizable brands. A long-term thinker with a unique strategy, Kamprad left behind an estate structured to preserve the business he spent a lifetime creating.
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
5 Family-Owned Conglomerates Across Asia
June 25 - 29. 2018
Family-owned businesses are a key pillar of Asian economies. Asian conglomerates tend to be passed down through multiple generations as they grow and expand. Here are five of the most successful family-run conglomerates in the region
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
Family Enterprise Profile: Zóbel de Ayala Family – Ayala Corp
June 18 - 22. 2018
Owned by the Zóbel de Ayala family, the Ayala Corporation is the oldest and largest conglomerate in the Philippines. Over nearly two centuries, the holding company has been diversified and expanded into sectors ranging from retail to healthcare. What began as a small distillery started by Domingo Róxas and Antonio de Ayala during the Spanish Colonial era is now the linchpin of the country’s economy.