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Impact Investments and Aligning Family and Family Office Interests: Q&A With Michael Tiedemann

Impact Investments and Aligning Family and Family Office Interests: Q&A With Michael Tiedemann

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.

Leveraged Loan Investors May Sound the Alarm in 2019

Leveraged Loan Investors May Sound the Alarm in 2019

Investors have been pouring capital into leveraged loans for much of the past decade. But over the past few weeks, the market has been showing signs of weakness. Although there is no exact criteria for defining a leveraged loan, they are generally categorized based on how high th...

U.S. Family Businesses Face Looming Succession Crisis

U.S. Family Businesses Face Looming Succession Crisis

Despite a successful 16-year run as a medium-sized business, Montana-based Grandma Hoot Products was nearly liquidated in 2017. Owner Joyce Previte launched the condiment company in 2002, eventually bringing her husband Keith on board to manage sales and distribution. Now in the...

Grappling With Succession in a Family Business: Q&A With Wells Fargo’s Chris Pegg

Grappling With Succession in a Family Business: Q&A With Wells Fargo’s Chris Pegg

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.

What Is the Future of Carried Interest?

What Is the Future of Carried Interest?

Changing the tax treatment of carried interest was meant to be a cornerstone of the Trump administration’s tax overhaul in 2017. It was also one of the few policies that had bipartisan support in Congress. However, the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 left ...

African Nations Top List of High-Net-Worth Growth

African Nations Top List of High-Net-Worth Growth

Cheryl Howard Managing Director Maitland Fiduciary Services, South Africa With its immense natural resources, young population and support from China, Africa is expected to create wealth at a record pace for the ...

Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets

Investors Pursue Unconventional Real Estate Assets

Frank Rolfe Co-owner Mobile Home University Family offices and institutional investors are increasingly making contrarian bets on unconventional real estate assets. Mobile home parks, billboards and forestland are ...

Selling the Family Business: Letting Go While Preserving a Legacy

Selling the Family Business: Letting Go While Preserving a Legacy

“I’ve worked in the company for the last 42 years. And I never until this year even imagined the possibility that we might think about selling.” That’s what Don Graham, the head of the legendary Washington Post, told reporters shortly after he announced the sale of the family business to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Beating the Third Generation Curse

Beating the Third Generation Curse

German immigrant Bernhard Stroh came to America in 1849 armed with little more than a recipe for making beer. The beer was so popular that he set up a brewery shortly before the First World War. By 1980 it had grown to become America’s third largest beer company. At its height in the 1980s, the Stroh family’s wealth was estimated at $9 billion by Forbes. It was all lost by the early 2000s.

The Unique Investing Approach of Indian Family Office RNT Associates

The Unique Investing Approach of Indian Family Office RNT Associates

Image Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com After 20 years of leading India’s largest family business, Tata Sons’ Ratan Naval Tata took a surprising step after retirement. He set up family office RNT Associates as a private investment vehicle to invest in startups eme...

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