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September 3, 2015

High net worth individuals are not the most obvious investors in infrastructure, an asset class more closely associated with institutional investors. But some general partners as well as their advisers are finding family offices and the money managers of the ultra wealthy are increasingly receptive to their overtures. Brendan Malkin investigates.

Just before the 2008 financial crisis, the large London based multi family office Stonehage Fleming decided to rethink where it deployed some of the large pool of capital it was managing for several rich families.

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.

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.

July 8, 2013

A London-based family office today announced the appointment of a former UK secretary of state to its advisory board.

A London-based multi family office today announced the appointment of a former UK secretary of state to its advisory board.

David Blunkett, secretary of state in Tony Blair's Labour government from 2001 to 2004, has joined Oracle Capital. Blunkett said in a statement: "I am looking forward to offering insights from a lifetime of engagement in both the public arena and private and social entrepreneurship."

December 14, 2012

External asset advisers are benefiting from a growing distrust among wealthy families in big banks, according to a director at financial research firm Cerulli Associates.

External asset advisers are benefiting from a growing distrust among wealthy families in big banks, according to a director at financial research firm Cerulli Associates.



Following the 2008/2009 financial crisis, Bing Waldert reckons the wealthy are increasingly using multi family offices to manage their money – and MFOs in turn are making use of external asset advisers. 
 

December 3, 2012

Despite the huge growth of the very rich in the big emerging markets, family offices have been slow to take hold. Campden asks why.

Dotted about Hong Kong’s and Singapore’s financial services districts are a number of multi family offices – or at least individuals and groups of people calling themselves multi family offices.

July 31, 2012

Moving from a single to a multi family office means you can attract the best in the business, and more regulation is a small price to pay, says columnist Hugo Greenhalgh.

For family offices it is always about the future. As the funds dwindle as the generations multiply, maintaining the integrity of the assets is crucial. But how? The answer is simple: for a single family office to survive the triple onslaught of death, divorce and taxes, the solution is to open the doors. It should move from a single family office structure to the multi family system.

March 29, 2012

How much do family offices pay? Few seem to know, but through an extensive survey of the sector in the UK and Switzerland, CampdenFO in association with the executive search firm Sulger Buel & Company reveals just how much offices are compensating their top staff. The numbers make fascinating reading.

If family offices are considered part of the financial services industry, then how much they are paying their senior managers is arguably the least transparent of the entire sector. That of course suits family offices, which for the most part guard their confidentiality more than most other areas of the financial services sector. But things are opening up.

October 13, 2011

Family offices are increasingly setting up their own pooled investment vehicles in a bid to differentiate themselves from other financial service providers, according to Cerulli Associates. 

Family offices are increasingly setting up their own pooled investment vehicles in a bid to differentiate themselves from other financial service providers, according to Cerulli Associates.

Robert Testa, senior analyst at the research firm, said family offices are also establishing pooled investment vehicles in order to provide products that aren’t easily available to clients.

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