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September 24, 2015

The majority of family offices pay higher salaries to senior executives from outside of the family in a bid to recruit and retain talent, according to a new report from Campden Wealth and UBS.

The majority of family offices pay higher salaries to senior executives from outside of the family in a bid to recruit and retain talent, according to a new report from Campden Wealth and UBS.

Non-family CEOs on average receive a base salary of $338,000, while family CEOs receive a salary of $302,000, according to the Global Family Office Report 2015, which was released this week.

September 22, 2015

Family offices are taking on more risk in 2015, continuing a multi-year trend that is likely to stoke debate over ultra-high net worth investment intentions, according to the second global family office report.

Family offices are taking on more risk in 2015, continuing a multi-year trend that is likely to stoke debate over ultra-high net worth investment intentions, according to the second global family office report.

Released today, the Global Family Office Report 2015 found that family offices are taking on more risk by reducing their holdings of cash, increasing their allocation in equities, and by investing in hedge funds.

August 7, 2015

Working alongside future generations of clients was one of two driving factors in governance and ownership changes at Matter Family Office, according to a member of its new board of managers.

Working alongside future generations of clients was one of two driving factors in governance and ownership changes at Matter Family Office, according to a member of its new board of managers.

The US multi family office, based between Denver and St Louis, announced last month it was shifting from a firm led by a CEO and managing director to a partnership. Founded in 1990, the firm serves 50 core clients across 20 states, with $5 billion assets under management.

May 27, 2015

Australian entrepreneur Peter Scanlon, who made his wealth in the logistics and aviation industries, is opening up his family office to new families.

Australian entrepreneur Peter Scanlon, who made his wealth in the logistics and aviation industries, is opening up his family office to new families.

Scanlon, 70, told Australian business website BRW that the existing team will continue at the new company, which will be known as Hume Partners, and will target individuals or families with more than AUS$20 million of investible funds.

March 10, 2015

A Luxembourg-based family office has launched a new asset management firm this week in a bid to introduce institutional investors and families of wealth to the peer-to-peer (P2P) finance sector.

A Luxembourg-based family office has launched a new asset management firm this week in a bid to introduce institutional investors and families of wealth to the peer-to-peer (P2P) finance sector.

Shepherd Capital, the family office of Yves Saint Laurent cofounder Pierre Bergé, and Paris-based alternative asset manager Eiffel Investment, launched Eiffel eCapital on Monday, and have committed $50 million to the firm’s strategies.

March 6, 2015

Merged multi family offices (MFO) SandAire and Lord North Street Private Investment Office have rebranded their combined entity as Sandaire Investment Office.

Merged multi family offices (MFO) SandAire and Lord North Street Private Investment Office have rebranded their combined entity as Sandaire Investment Office.

The two London-based MFOs announced they were joining forces in March 2014 and have spent the past nine months integrating the two businesses across all areas, including client servicing, the investment process and operational systems.

Financial terms of the merger were not publicly disclosed.

February 4, 2015

One of the most enduring family office myths is that no one office is alike. The industry’s most common phrase, ‘once you’ve seen one family office, you’ve seen one family office’, speaks to their distinct nature. Yet the UBS and Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2014 cast doubt on this conventionally held wisdom.

One of the most enduring family office myths is that no one office is alike. The industry’s most common phrase, ‘once you’ve seen one family office, you’ve seen one family office’, speaks to their distinct nature. Yet the UBS and Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2014 cast doubt on this conventionally held wisdom, finding that family offices have more in common than originally thought. 

January 30, 2015

Multiple jurisdictions, private equity, generational mathematics, soft services and professionalisation are some of the trends set to rock the family office sector in 2015, according to three family office experts.

Multiple jurisdictions, private equity, generational mathematics, soft services and professionalisation are some of the trends set to rock the family office sector in 2015, according to three family office experts.

Andrew Porter is head of research at Campden Wealth and leads its annual Global Family Office Report project. His top five trends for 2015 are:

November 24, 2014

Ever been in a car with a backseat driver? At best, they are annoying to drive with and, at worst, a downright distraction. Ultimately, they can affect the safety of all passengers – themselves included – and make the driver feel like they’re not up to the task.

Ever been in a car with a backseat driver? At best, they are annoying to drive with and, at worst, a downright distraction. Ultimately, they can affect the safety of all passengers – themselves included – and make the driver feel like they’re not up to the task.

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